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If You Could Be Mine

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If You Could Be Mine

A Novel

This Forbidden Romance Could Cost Them Their Lives
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
One of Rolling Stone's 40 Best YA Novels
A 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 Title

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?
"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

This Forbidden Romance Could Cost Them Their Lives
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
One of Rolling Stone's 40 Best YA Novels
A 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 Title

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?
"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

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  • Sara Farizan, the daughter of Iranian immigrants, was born in Massachusetts. She is an MFA graduate of Lesley University and holds a BA in film and media studies from American University. Sara grew up feeling different in her private high school, not only because of her ethnicity, but also because of her liking girls romantically, her lack of excitement in science and math, and her love of writing plays and short stories. So she came out of the closet in college, realized math and science weren't so bad (but were not for her), and decided she wanted to be a writer. Sara has been a Hollywood intern, a waitress, a comic book/record store employee, an art magazine blogger, a marketing temp, and an after-school teacher, but above all else she has always been a writer. Sara lives near Boston, loves Kurosawa films, eighties R&B, and graphic novels, and thinks all kids are awesome. She is the acclaimed author of If You Could Be Mine and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel.

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