Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.
Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Bicultural; Biracial; Gay/Lesbian; Gender nonconformity; bicultural teenager; biracial teenager; lesbian; lesbian teenager; gay; gay teenager; girls who dress as boys; boys who dress as girls
Asian (Iranian American; Persian)
mother and father
lesbian females; gay male
Booklist Top 10 LGBTQ for Youth, 2015
Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2015
Rainbow List, 2015
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2015
love; high school; Iranian Americans; friendship; crush; trust; theater
Farizan, Sara, "Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel" (2014). Diverse Families. 769.