Like a Love Story
Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He's terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he's gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media's images of men dying of AIDS.
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I would like to preface this by saying that I am bisexual and half-Iranian. However, that's just the tip of the iceberg of ways in which this book is a masterpiece that I could identify with.
This takes place during an important time in queer history, when the fear of AIDS was so strong that anyone who was gay had to basically hide from who they were, or else they risked getting sick an ...more
i finished this last night and it might be because i finished at 11:30 pm but i was sobbing. this book is so good. it didn't have the ending i thought it was going to but honestly, it's more realistic this way. the author is so good at writing his characters. all of them are so realistic and have such different personalities. this is also own voices.
just PLEASE read this. it comes out in june.
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i just got an arc of this and it better be as good as i think i ...more
Oh my poor black broken heart.
For me as an individual who makes purchasing decisions for a YA collection in a public library ... looking at items that are considered "historical fiction" (in one sense or another ... and in some cases there are those that are decidedly more HistFic than others) is oftentimes difficult. Many HistFic titles for teens are WWII stories ... because just like adult readers, teens really like reading about WWII. Personally, I ...more
I am SO EXCITED. Like, I am literally unable to fully express how excited I am for this book & how much I need it in my life. It literally pretty much fits every single thing I've been looking for these past few years. (My current research is on the AIDS Crisis.) AHHHH I'm so excited!!!!!!!
The most important four-letter word in our history will always be LOVE. That's what we are fighting for. That's who we are. Love is our legacy.
Where is the hype for this book??
Like A Love Story is a novel about three teenagers who have to deal with a lot of difficult stuff, as teenagers do. Judy is an aspiring fashion designer, Art is gay and out and proud and Reza just came to New York from Iran and Canada and the only thing he knows about gay men is that he is one and that they die of AIDS. ...more
Tender and big-hearted, this fantastic book will bring you to tears while also lifting you up and saying, "Look, LOOK! All these people came before you, and they made it, and though we lost many, many more will come after you, and you are all loved and beautiful."
Fans of Becky Albartelli may enjoy this look back into the late 80s/early 90s New York City told through three varying viewpoints: the closeted immigrant, the proudly out rich boy, and their girl best friend. The love triangle is dramatic and the story is sad, but it was a compelling drama.
As Head of Development for Water's End Productions, Abdi has been an executive producer or associate produce ...more