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.
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
Abdi attended Ontario Teen Book Fest 2018. To read the Q and A he did for the festival, click here. Important questions were asked and answered, like: RNSL: Cake or Pie? And why? AN: Which one comes with ice cream? Because I’ll take that one, eat the ice cream, and give the cake or pie to someone else. But if ice cream isn’t happening, then pie. Unless it’s ice cream cake, obviously.
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 called the “Nose Jobs,” while Daria’s friends are called the Authentics. The Authentics included her, Kurt, Caroline, and Joy. One day in their English class, Mr. Farrell assigns a project about what brought them to this point in their life. Daria decides to draw up a little family tree, including her brother Amir and his husband Andrew, and her parents Sheila and Baba. She then decides that she should do a DNA test on herself. She finds out shocking news that will test her family and the Authentics. She is on the road of self-discovery and secrets. I like how her friends and family were tested throughout the story. You also get to learn about her culture at the same time. The