If You Could Be Mine by Farizan, Sara

Sara Farizan

If You Could Be Mine

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Winner 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...

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
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?

Sara Farizan is an Iranian American writer and ardent basketball fan who was born in and lives near Boston. The award-winning author of If You Could Be Mine and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, she has an MFA from Lesley University and a BA in film and media studies from American University. Here to Stay is her third novel.

Young Adult
Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date
September 9, 2014