Read: HCPL TeenScene gives THE AUTHENTICS five stars

Read HCPL TeenScene’s review here, or below: Daria is an Iranian American girl who is proud of who she is. Her former friend Heidi who is in a clique...

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Read: Teen Readers Council gives THE AUTHENTICS a rave review

Check out the Teen Readers Council review here, or read below: THE AUTHENTICS by Abdi Nazemian is a powerful story of identity, self-discovery and friendship. Protagonist Daria Esfandyar and...

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Read: THE AUTHENTICS is one of Bustle’s “10 Underrated Books From 2017 That You Definitely Shouldn’t Miss”

Bustle chose THE AUTHENTICS as one of their 10 underrated books from 2017 that you definitely shouldn’t miss. Check out the article here.

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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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