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Darius the Great Is Not Okay - by Adib Khorram (Hardcover)

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Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.“Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.” —Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaDarius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian—half, his mom’s side—and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.   Darius has never really fit in at home, and he’s sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn’t exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they’re spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city’s skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush—the original Persian version of his name—and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he’s Darioush to Sohrab.  Adib Khorram’s brilliant debut is for anyone who’s ever felt not good enough—then met a friend who makes them feel so much better than okay.
Number of Pages: 314
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places, Social Themes, Family
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: Teen
Book theme: Middle East, Depression, Multigenerational
Featured book lists: Epic Reads
Author: Adib Khorram
Language: English
Street Date: August 28, 2018
TCIN: 53595625
UPC: 9780525552963
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-9791
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Best Book of 2018

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keeperofthestories 1 month ago
I knew going into this book that I was going to love but I was not expecting to LOVE it. Like one of the best books I have read love it (and sorry CBB, I am handing your crown of best book of the year over to Darius). The main reason why I love it was that I understand what Darius is going through. ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Bridges cultures with humor and heart

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5 out of 5 stars
BookFreakOut 5 months ago
WOW this book was a phenomenal one-day read for me. This book does a brilliant job of exploring issues of culture, heritage, family, discrimination, and clinical depression, with an excellent balance of heart and humor that will have you laughing one moment and dropping the floor out from under you ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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