Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
“Both personal and universal, this is a compelling story about high school, family and owning up to who you really are. Farizan is just the voice YA needs right now. Trust me, you'll be glad you listened.” --Sarah Dessen Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a... show more
“Both personal and universal, this is a compelling story about high school, family and owning up to who you really are. Farizan is just the voice YA needs right now. Trust me, you'll be glad you listened.” --Sarah Dessen
Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. As an Iranian American, she’s different enough; if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when beautiful new girl Saskia shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual.
Struggling to sort out her growing feelings and Saskia’s confusing signals, Leila confides in her old friend, Lisa, and grows closer to her fellow drama tech-crew members, especially Tomas, whose comments about his own sexuality are frank, funny, wise, and sometimes painful. Gradually, Leila begins to see that almost all her classmates are more complicated than they first appear to be, and many are keeping fascinating secrets of their own.
Publish date: 07-10-2014
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
For a generic YA coming out/1st love story this was generic, except for the high school heart-stomper psychopath. I enjoyed it though. Simple, light reading. Except for the psychopath, everything was solved fairly easily.
this is a very sweet story about a young teenage Iranin American girl who is a lesbian. the story starts in one direction and takes a surprising turn. it isn,t a gritty novel but honest.
I really thought I would like this book more than I did. I was feeling frustrated with the characters and their actions for the most part. The part that really got my blood flowing in a positive way was when one of the characters takes charge and the other character gets upset with her. I understand...
Finished it in 3 hours. Sweet, deep, lovely story.
Note: I won this ARC from Goodread's First Read Giveaway.I really enjoyed this book, I wasn't sure what to expect (since I haven't read the author's other novel), but this was quite charming.