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If You Could Be Mine (Paperback) (Sara Farizan)

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This Forbidden Romance Could Cost Them Their LivesWinner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children’s/Young AdultOne of Rolling Stone’s 40 Best YA NovelsA 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 TitleA Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth 2013A Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” 2013Seventeen-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 review

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 if their relationship came to light.

So they carry on in secret?until Nasrin?s parents announce that they?ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they had before, only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively?and openly.

Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran, 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. As a man, Sahar could be the one to marry Nasrin. Sahar will never be able to love the one she wants in the body she wants to be loved in without risking her life. Is saving her love worth sacrificing her true self?

Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Friendship
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Age Range: Teen
Author: Sara Farizan
Language: English
Street Date: September 9, 2014
TCIN: 16111966
UPC: 9781616204556
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-5883
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