The Authentics / Abdi Nazemian.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the "Nose Jobs" in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. And it's getting harder to know who she even is any longer. With infighting among the Authentics, her mother planning an over-the-top sweet sixteen party, and a romance that should be totally off limits, Daria doesn't have time for this identity crisis. With everything in her life changing -- can she figure out how to stay true to herself?
    • ISBN:
      9780062486462
      0062486462
    • Accession Number:
      ocn956688039
      956688039
    • Accession Number:
      fay.548174
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NAZEMIAN, A. The Authentics. First edition. [s. l.]: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. ISBN 9780062486462. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548174. Acesso em: 31 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Nazemian A. The Authentics. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2017. Accessed October 31, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548174
    • APA:
      Nazemian, A. (2017). The Authentics (First edition.). Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nazemian, Abdi. 2017. The Authentics. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548174.
    • Harvard:
      Nazemian, A. (2017) The Authentics. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548174 (Accessed: 31 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nazemian, A 2017, The Authentics, First edition., Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 31 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Nazemian, Abdi. The Authentics. First edition., Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548174.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nazemian, Abdi. The Authentics. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548174.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nazemian A. The Authentics [Internet]. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 31]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548174

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1

*Starred Review* Daria despises the pretenses of the so-called Beverly Hills Persian princesses, which include nose jobs, lavish sweet sixteen parties, and ignoring the current state of Iran. That's why Daria and her friends call themselves the "Authentics." Daria is proud to own her Iranian heritage, just as the other Authentics embrace their own unique identities. Things begin to unravel when Daria receives the results from a DNA kit that reveal she is actually half Middle Eastern and half Mexican. Dismayed, Daria secretly begins an investigation to find her birth parents. In the sequence of surprises along the way, Daria continually reevaluates the meaning of identity and authenticity. Author Nazemian weaves a network of diverse supporting characters that further explore these themes, such as Daria's older brother and his Chinese American husband, who are expecting their first child, and Daria's birth mother's attractive stepson. Nazemian keeps it all real by focusing on the strength of emotional bonds that transcend all external differences. Daria's mother, for example, could easily be a Persian princess stereotype, but she is ecstatic about her gay son and the arrival of her first grandchild. As with the novels of Benjamin Alire Sáenz or Randa Abdel-Fattah, Daria's thought-provoking journey will resonate with teen readers of all backgrounds. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Spring

Fifteen-year-old Daria Esfandyar is part of a close-knit group of Iranian Americans living in Los Angeles. After stumbling upon a surprising revelation about her past during a school project, Daria embarks on a journey to find answers about herself and her family, gaining self-confidence in the process. The well-drawn and diverse cast of Daria's friends and family members adds a unique and memorable angle to the story. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 June #2

What begins as an English class assignment transforms into a messy but fulfilling journey of self-discovery for a Beverly Hills teen in this first YA title from screenwriter and novelist Nazemian (The Walk-in Closet). The project is simple: the students must present the stories of how they got to where they are today, but 15-year-old Daria Esfandyar gets startling results from a genealogy test she takes with her friends, learning that she is half Mexican and not fully Iranian as she thought. Struggling with her sense of self after determining that she was adopted, Daria buries the hurt and betrayal she feels toward her parents and sets out to find her biological mother. She finds the woman's stepson first and romantic sparks fly. Nazemian raises thought-provoking questions about what "authenticity" means; Daria and her friends, aka the Authentics, pride themselves on keeping it real. Daria's struggles will resonate with readers who have felt like they don't know where they belong or who they want to be, and certainly with the children of immigrants who feel caught between worlds. Ages 13–up. Agent: Mitchell Waters, Curtis Brown. (Aug.)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.