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If You Could Be Mine: A Novel

Sara Farizan

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Middle East, Of specific Gay & Lesbian interest, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teen, People & places (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)

In Iran, it s a crime punishable by death to be gay. Sex reassignment surgery, however, is considered a way to fix a mistake. Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. But when Nasrin s parents announce that her arranged marriage will be in a matter of months, Sahar must decide the lengths she ll go to for love.

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 A 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?

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