Moon at Nine

Moon at Nine

Book - 2014
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In 1988, fifteen year old Farrin is going to a school for gifted girls in Tehran, Iran, but must keep a low profile because of her parents' wealth and politics. Her life changes forever, though, the day she meets Sadira, a funny, wise, and outgoing girl. Overtime, their friendship deepens into romance, but in Iran, it is against the law to be gay and the punishment is death. Based on a true story.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Pajama Press, 2014
Edition: This is a first edition
ISBN: 9781927485590
Branch Call Number: y ELLIS 2014
Characteristics: 223 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Moon at 9


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In Iran, 15-year-old Farrin lives a life of lies. But the latest lie--falling in love with her female classmate--just may cost her her life. Based on a true story, and set in 1988, this is a book about the price of love and freedom.

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Jun 30, 2017

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis is an impactful book that takes place in 1988. This book is about two fifteen-year-old girls, Farrin and Sadira, who fall in love with each other in Iran, where being homosexual results in execution. Farrin, who already holds the secret of her mother's illegal worship towards the Shah, can't take anymore secrets and doesn't hide her love for Sadira. Even though they understand the consequences of being gay in a place that is against the LGBTQ community, Farrin and Sadira openly love each other.
This book is an incredible story that shows the merciless government of Iran when it comes to executing gay people, and also shows how people of the LGBTQ community fight for what is right and love the ones they want to love.
I would rate this book a 5/5 stars.
I recommend this book to readers ages 13 and up.
- @ilovefood of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Aug 01, 2016

Its A good book


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