Book Review - The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian
I am so excited to bring you this book review - it all came about from the power of social media. I entered a giveaway on Instagram through @curtisbrown.ltd, and one of the entries asked that we tag fellow book lovers, so I tagged my mom. She, in turn, tagged her book loving friends and ended up winning the giveaway of 8 copies of The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian. I gave away 6 of the copies (my mom and I each kept one) to my Hasty Book List Newsletter subscribers. Not a subscriber, yet? Sign up below!
The giveaway also included the opportunity for Abdi Nazemian to Skype into your book club - so...join us TOMORROW, December 20th, 2017 for December's Virtual Book Club discussing The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian. As always, you are welcome to join even if you haven't finished (or even started!) the book. Come even if you don't know what to say, we are a casual and friendly group! Click here for more information on how to join! We are excited to have Abdi join us to discuss his book and everything else he has going on (he's also the associate producer of Call Me By Your Name, a new movie out now in select theaters!
Can't make our virtual book club tomorrow? Then check back here on Thursday for my interview with Abdi Nazemian - find out the author he draws inspiration from, the last book he read, his signature drink, and his favorite decade in fashion history. The Authentics was such a fun and quick read - but it also covered a lot of important themes including acceptance, empathy, friendship, and family. If you're wanting to read more in 2018, this would be a great book to start with to hit the ground running. You'll be drawn into the story quickly and you'll finish before you know it.
The Authentics is the name Daria and her best friends, Kurt, Joy, and Caroline, gave to themselves because above all else they value being real and true to themselves. But when a class project prompts Daria to take a DNA test to learn more about her Iranian heritage she soon discovers someone hasn't been telling the truth to her - her results came back 50% Hispanic. While Daria tries to figure out what is going on, her mother is planning an extravagant Sweet 16 party for her that seems to be more about her mom's friends than Daria's birthday. The book tells the story of Daria discovering who she really is, where she really comes from, and who her true friends and family are.
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