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If you could be mine / by Sara Farizan.

By: Farizan, Sara [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First paperback edition.Description: 248 pages ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9781616204556; 1616204559 (pbk.).Subject(s): Best friends -- Teen fiction | Lesbians -- Teen fiction | Lesbian teenagers -- Teen fiction | Love -- Teen fiction | Iran -- Teen fiction | Friendship -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Love stories. | Young adult fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 Awards: YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014 | Lambda Literary Awards, winner LGBT Children's/Young Adult, 2014Summary: In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.
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Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult<br> One of Rolling Stone 's 40 Best YA Novels<br> A 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 Title<br> A Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth 2013<br> A Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" 2013<br> <br> This Forbidden Romance Could Cost Them Their Lives <br> <br> Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They've shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love--Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed. So they carry on in secret until Nasrin's parents suddenly announce that they've arranged for her marriage. Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution: homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman's body is seen as nature's mistake, and sex reassignment is legal and accessible. Sahar will never be able to love Nasrin in the body she wants to be loved in without risking their lives, but is saving their love worth sacrificing her true self?<br> <br>

In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.

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YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014

Lambda Literary Awards, winner LGBT Children's/Young Adult, 2014

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Library Journal Review

Being a teenage girl is tough enough, but when you live in Iran and you're gay-in a country where homosexuality is not just considered sinful but illegal-life seems almost impossible. Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend Nasrin since she was six years old. They've been subsisting on secret romantic encounters and impossible promises, but now that Nasrin is 18, her mother insists that she marry. After the upcoming nuptials, the girls will lose any chance for their relationship to continue. The loss of Nasrin's love is more than Sahar can handle, and she begins searching for extreme ways to make their relationship possible. Listeners will gain insight into life as a gay young woman in an unaccepting world, and Sahar's desperation to be with the one she loves is a story with which all can empathize. Negin Farsad's inconsistency in character voices makes dialog among characters difficult to follow at times, but the overall story is not lost. VERDICT Recommended.-Elizabeth Hoff, Bulverde Spring Branch Lib., TX (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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