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 had to say: Daria Esfandyar, an Iranian-American teenager, has always felt proud of her heritage. She's happiest when she's with her group of friends, who call themselves The Authentics. But when she's assigned a school project that compels her to learn more about her family history, she discovers something unexpected — something that makes her truly question her identity. This fresh, compelling YA novel does a fantastic job at covering themes of fitting in, identity, and friendships.

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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 tackled how Daria didn’t feel like she fitted in with the Persian crowd, and later, revolved around coming to terms with a whole new side of herself and a new identity. And lastly, can we talk about the family dynamics? The family dynamics were complex and ever changing. Their relationship develops so much throughout the novel. Even when in conflict, it was obvious they loved each other. Can we have more YA books focusing on positive family dynamics, please? I additionally adored the Authentics, and how supportive they were. More supportive friendships in YA, please! Overall, this is a beautiful coming-of-age novel about identity and self-discovery. READ THIS BOOK. If you’re looking for strong, positive family dynamics and friendship groups, or if you’re

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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 on YouTube, or watch below.

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Read: Take Me Away thinks THE AUTHENTICS was “definitely worth my entire day on the couch glued to its pages”

Take Me Away has written a rave review of THE AUTHENTICS, which you can read by clicking here. Here is an excerpt:

What I loved most about this was the way it reminded me of my own family. My family is all different shapes and shades just like Daria's. Really the only difference is Daria's family hid her family from her. That truly made me feel sorry for her. She never would have gotten that part of her culture had they continued to keep that from her. It's sad to think she could have missed out on some really important things.
Another thing I liked about this was the way this book took me through a complete emotional cycle. There were times I was laughing, and there was even a time when I teared up. When I get that emotional over a book, it shows how into I

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Watch: Epic Reads Asks Abdi Nazemian to share some fun facts

Epic Reads asked Abdi to share some fun facts about himself. Click here to watch the video on YouTube, or watch below.

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