If You Could Be Mine
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... show more
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?
Publish date: 2014-09-09
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Pages no: 247
Edition language: English
„If You Could Be Mine“ ist ein weiteres Buch, das ich auf der Young Adult – Bestenliste des Rolling Stone entdeckte. Die Autorin Sara Farizan ist die Tochter iranischer Einwanderer, wurde allerdings in den USA geboren. Außerdem ist sie lesbisch. Normalerweise ist mir die sexuelle Orientierung von Au...
If you're looking for a book with a happily ever after ending, If You Could Be Mine is most certainly not it. I liked this novel, though I had some reservations about the main character and her motives. I know that she wanted to be with her best friend (who is also a girl), and so she thought she ...
This book feels like one that is totally built around an interesting concept -- unfortunately, it doesn't have the heart or the characterization that would allow it to live up to its potential. This is really a shame, since there are so few books that address the GLBTQ experience from a Muslim persp...
This book wasn't what I expected, which isn't a bad thing. It slowed down my reading a bit--that and being hardcover--but once I got the swing of the story it worked pretty well. I thought it was going to be a fairly simple story of young lesbian love overcoming all obstacles. Well, I won't spoil ...