If You Could Be Mine
ISBN: 1616204559
EAN13: 9781616204556
Language: English
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 5.00" W
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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?
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From the Back Cover 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? Sharp and moving. --The Boston Globe Beautifully crafted . . . Offers timely insight into the struggles of those who must be their authentic selves no matter where they live. --Ms. Magazine Accomplished and compassionate. --Booklist, starred reviewWinner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction One of Rolling Stone's 40 Best YA Novels A 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 Title

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