If You Could Be MineBook - 2013
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Sahar, a 17 year old student who lives in Tehran, has a secret that could get her arrested or even killed: she is a lesbian and is in love with her best friend, Nasrin. When Nasrin’s parents arrange for her to marry a young male doctor, Sahar proposes a desperate and extreme solution.
multcolib Jun 11, 2014
2014 Lambda Literary Award winner for LGBT YA, tied with Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan.
multcolib Nov 14, 2013
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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"Do I feel like I was born in the wrong body? I know how I feel when Nasrin walks in a room. I feel strong and weak. I feel proud and ashamed. I feel love for her and hate for myself. I want to be clean of my feelings for her because they are wrong." (page 105)
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