Read: Kirkus’ Starred Review of THE AUTHENTICS

Kirkus gave Abdi’s YA debut novel THE AUTHENTICS a starred review. Read it here, or below: Fifteen-year-old Daria is determined to fight against her mother’s party-planning for the extravagant...

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Read: People Magazine chooses THE AUTHENTICS as their “Teen Pick”

People Magazine chose THE AUTHENTICS as their “Teen Pick,” calling the novel, “astute” and “thoroughly absorbing.” See below for two images from the print edition of People Magazine. Yes,...

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Watch: Abdi Nazemian on the LGBTQ&A podcast

Abdi discussed his novels, fatherhood, being a gay Iranian writer, and Madonna on the LGBTQ&A podcast with Jeff Masters. Watch below. If you want to listen to the podcast,...

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Read: The Monitor thinks THE AUTHENTICS is “fantastic”

The Monitor has highly recommended THE AUTHENTICS to its readers. Read their review by clicking here. Here is what they had to say: “The Authentics” follows Daria, an Iranian...

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Read: UCLA salutes former student and teacher Abdi Nazemian on debut YA novel

UCLA congratulated Abdi on his debut YA novel, THE AUTHENTICS. Check it out by clicking here. Here is what Abdi had to say: “I learned a lot about writing...

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Read: Lit For Kids says THE AUTHENTICS is “highly recommended.”

Lit For Kids published their review of THE AUTHENTICS. You can read it by clicking here, or below: Daria is a young teen, proud of her Iranian-American heritage and...

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Read: The Passed Note thinks THE AUTHENTICS is “a fun, thought-provoking read”

The Passed Note has written a rave review of THE AUTHENTICS. You can read the whole review by clicking here. Here is an excerpt: With each chapter, Nazemian forces...

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Watch: Abdi Nazemian discusses THE AUTHENTICS on Sirius XM’s WOW Report

Abdi Nazemian discussed his novel THE AUTHENTICS with Fenton Bailey and James St. James on Sirius XM’s WOW Report Book Report. Skip ahead to 1:24:39 to see Abdi discuss...

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Buzzfeed chooses THE AUTHENTICS as a novel “You’ll Want To Read From Cover To Cover This Fall”

Buzzed has selected THE AUTHENTICS as one of 22 novels “you’ll want to read from cover to cover this fall.” Read the piece by clicking here. Here’s what they...

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Read: YA Bookers thinks THE AUTHENTICS is “a beautiful coming-of-age novel”

YA Bookers loves THE AUTHENTICS. Read their full review by clicking here, or read an excerpt below: The Authentics is full to the brim with Iranian culture and history and...

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Watch: Abdi Nazemian in conversation with David Ebershoff at New York’s Strand Bookstore

Abdi Nazemian celebrated the New York launch of THE AUTHENTICS by discussing the book with author and editor David Ebershoff (and two very special guests). Click here to watch...

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