Read: LIKE A LOVE STORY awarded Stonewall Honor and nominated for an Audie

LIKE A LOVE STORY has been awarded a Stonewall Honor. Read about all the current and past Stonewall recipients here. The LIKE A LOVE STORY audio book has also been nominated for an Audie Award for Best Young Adult Audio Book. Read about all the nominees here.

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Read: LIKE A LOVE STORY chosen as a best book of the year by EW, YALSA, Audible, NYPL, Buzzfeed and more

LIKE A LOVE STORY, an Indie Next Pick and Junior Library Guild Selection, has been chosen as a best book of the year by: Entertainment Weekly - click here to read what they had to say YALSA - click here for the complete list New York Public Library - click here for the complete list Chicago Public Library - click here for the complete list Audible - click here for the complete list Buzzfeed - click here for the complete list

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Read: Book Page’s starred review of LIKE A LOVE STORY

Click here to read the review. Text below: Author Abdi Nazemian brings emotional depth and a dreamy soundtrack to the story of a teen love triangle set in New York during a turning point in the AIDS crisis. It’s 1989, and Iranian teen Reza is new to the city, having recently left Toronto to live with his mom and new stepfather. Reza knows he’s gay but is terrified to say so, let alone act on it. He quickly befriends the two coolest freaks in his new high school. Judy is a skilled fashion designer, and her best friend, a photographer named Art, is the school’s only out gay student. Both Judy and Art are devoted to Judy’s uncle, Stephen, an activist who is dying of AIDS. And Judy and Art are both attracted to Reza, but in order to follow his heart, Reza will have to confront both his fears and his

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Read: LIKE A LOVE STORY gets an A from Entertainment Weekly

Click here for full review. Text below: Like a Love Story adds to the renewed interest in 1980s New York City we’ve seen of late, from Ava DuVernay’s exploration of the Central Park jogger case When They See Us to Ryan Murphy’s portrayal of the pulsating ball culture that rose during the decade in Pose. It was a time that saw the emergence of groundbreaking stars like Madonna and activists fighting for members of the LGBTQ community and those grappling with the AIDS virus, a disease that spread as fast as the misinformation about it. But the setting is just one of many reasons why Abdi Nazemian’s Like a Love Story serves as a meaningful historical and cultural record. The novel weaves together three storylines and tackles a range of ever pertinent subject matters: the immigrant experience, the sacrifice of advocacy, and the struggle one faces when they fail to fall in line with social norms. Set in 1989,

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