Like a love story / Abdi Nazemian.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: It's 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. 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. Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man with AIDS who devotes his time to activism as a member of ACT UP. Judy has never imagined finding romance... until she falls for Reza and they start dating. Art is Judy's best friend, their school's only out and proud teen. He'll never be who his conservative parents want him to be, so he rebels by documenting the AIDS crisis through his photographs. As Reza and Art grow closer, Reza struggles to find a way out of his deception that won't break Judy's heart -- and destroy the most meaningful friendship he's ever known. This is a bighearted, sprawling epic about friendship and love and the revolutionary act of living life to the fullest in the face of impossible odds.
    • ISBN:
      9780062839367
      0062839365
    • Accession Number:
      on1051076532
      1051076532
    • Accession Number:
      fay.663644
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NAZEMIAN, A. Like a love story. [s.l.] : Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 13 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Nazemian A. Like a Love Story. Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663644. Accessed November 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Nazemian, A. (2019). Like a love story. Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663644
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nazemian, Abdi. 2019. Like a Love Story. Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663644.
    • Harvard:
      Nazemian, A. (2019) Like a love story. Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663644 (Accessed: 13 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nazemian, A 2019, Like a love story, Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, viewed 13 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Nazemian, Abdi. Like a Love Story. Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663644.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nazemian, Abdi. Like a Love Story. Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663644.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nazemian A. Like a love story [Internet]. Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 13]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.663644

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

*Starred Review* Judy and Art are best friends. That means Judy is always in his corner when their homophobic classmates harass him and Art would never do anything to hurt her. Which is why things get very complicated when he starts to fall for her new boyfriend, Reza. And they get even more complicated when Reza admits he's fallen for Art, too. This is a beautifully written exploration of first love's fragility in the face of a world full of hate and fear. But just as compelling is its look into a friendship that isn't shattered by a betrayal; instead, its cracks are revealed as two friends grow into the people they're meant to be. Nazemian (The Authentics, 2017) paints a picture of late '80s queer life in New York City that's neither romanticized nor viewed as only tragic. Judy's relationship with her uncle, who is living with AIDS, is important but it's his relationship with Art, as a person who can give him the love and acceptance he doesn't find at home, as well as an education in what it means to be part of the LGBTQ community, that is truly powerful. Nazemian's latest will remind readers that first love is isolating and unifying, exhilarating and terrifying, and every paradox in between. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 April #4

When Reza, a closeted teen, moves from Toronto to New York City ("by way of Tehran") in 1989, the city feels like the epicenter of the AIDS crisis. In a heart-wrenching and bittersweet unfolding of events, he gravitates toward Art, the only openly gay student at his school, and to Art's best friend, Judy, who represents everything he feels that he should desire. Though Reza tries his hardest to keep his attractions secret, dating Judy despite his chemistry with Art, he finds that he can't live a lie, whatever that might cost him. A first-person narrative moves among the three characters as they discover their inner truths at a time that sometimes feels apocalyptic for their community and loved ones. Under the nurturing guidance of Judy's gay activist uncle, the characters subtly investigate different family dynamics. The intense and nuanced emotions evoked by the characters' journeys help to give this powerful novel by Nazemian (The Authentics) a timeless relevance. Ages 13–up. Agent: Curtis Brown, Curtis Brown Ltd. (June)

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