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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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In her acclaimed debut novel, Sara Farizan pulls back the curtain on one of the most hidden corners of a much talked-about culture. In Iran, homosexuality is a crime punishable by death, but to be a man trapped in a woman's body is seen as nature's mistake, and sex reassignment is<br> legal and accessible. Sahar, seventeen, will never be able to love Nasrin in the body she wants to be loved in without risking her life--and Nasrin's arranged marriage will take place in a few short months. Is saving her love worth sacrificing her true self?

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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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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