If You Could be Mine: A Novel
In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; single father; death of a mother; same-sex relationship; lesbian; lesbian teenagers
Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Lambda Literary Award, 2014, Winner, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Best of the Best Books, 2013 Fiction
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2013
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2013 First Novels
Choices, 2014 Fiction Young Adult
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Rainbow List, 2014 Teen Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014 Fiction
friendship; Iran; best friends; love; arranged marriage; forbidden romance; sex reassignment; oppression
Farizan, Sara, "If You Could be Mine: A Novel" (2013). Diverse Families. 289.