If you could be mine

by Farizan, Sara,

Format: Print Book 2013.
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 10 copies
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Farizan
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Farizan
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Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult
One of Rolling Stone 's 40 Best YA Novels
A 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 Title
A Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth 2013
A Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" 2013

This Forbidden Romance Could Cost Them Their Lives

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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Teens Sahar and Nasrin have loved each other since they were young girls, but homosexuality is a crime in Iran, and the two girls could be severely punished, even executed, for their romantic love for one another. When an arranged marriage for Nasrin threatens the girls' secret relationship, Sahar vows to take action, but what can she do? Desperate, she decides to have sex-reassignment surgery to become a man so that she can marry her friend. Surprisingly, such surgery is legal in Iran and even paid for, at least in part, by the government, and Sahar also has the caring support of a transsexual friend. Still, will she be able to follow through, and, if not, what will the future hold for the two devoted friends? Farizan's first novel is an accomplished and compassionate look at a heartbreaking situation and the possibility of an unlikely but plausible solution. Throughout, the author presents a groundbreaking, powerful depiction of gay and transsexual life in Iran and its similarities to and differences from that of the West. An intimate look at life in modern-day Iran and its surprising Westernization, even though much of this culture is clandestine.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Farizan's novel set in contemporary Iran, 17-year-old Sahar struggles with her love for her best friend, a girl named Nasrin, whom she has wanted to marry for over a decade. Nasrin loves Sahar, but decides to accept an arranged marriage-which eventually prompts Sahar to consider sex reassignment surgery, the only legal way the two could be together. Farsad's narration is heartwarming, and she creates unique voices for various characters-including the flighty and somewhat shallow Nasrin; the more serious, passionate Sahar; Sahar's edgy cousin Ali; and Ali's gentle friend Parveen. Altogether, a winning, timely, and important audio production. Ages 14-up. An Algonquin hardcover. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Lesbians -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Iran -- Fiction.
Publisher Chapel Hill, North Carolina :2013.
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 248 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781616204556 (pbk.)
1616204559 (pbk.)
9781616202514 (hbk.)
1616202513 (hbk.)
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