Cover for IF YOU COULD BE MINE by Sara Farizan

Cover for IF YOU COULD BE MINE by Sara Farizan

BOOK JACKET BLURB: 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 if their relationship came to light. So they carry on in secret–until Nasrin’s parents announce that they’ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they had before , only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin  will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively–and openly. Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran, 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. As a man, Sahar could be the one to marry Nasrin. Sahar will never be able to love the one she wants in the body she wants to be loved in without risking her life. Is saving her love worth sacrificing her true self?

Published by Algonquin Young Readers, 2013, $16.95
256 pages
Release date: August 1, 2013
ISBN:  9781616202514
Agent: Leigh Feldman / Writers House


Children’s Publishers 2013 Favorites (Publishers Weekly)

2014 ALA Rainbow Project Reading List

Top 10 First Novels for Youth, Booklist


Publishers Weekly, June 10, 2013

New York Times, September 20, 2013

Boston Globe, October 12, 2013

Booklist, July 2013

Kirkus, April 14, 2013

The Pirate Tree, June 20, 2013 (by E.M. Kokie)

The Horn Book, February 10, 2014

Boston Magazine, August 2013


E.M. Kokie, October 14, 2013

NPR, September 07, 2013


Decatur Book Festival, 2013


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