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The Authentics
The Authentics | Abdi Nazemian
The Authentics is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and familythe kind we are born into and the ones we create. Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the Nose Jobs in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. And its getting harder to know who she even is any longer. With infighting among the Authentics, her mother planning an over-the-top sweet sixteen party, and a romance that should be totally off limits, Daria doesnt have time for this identity crisis. As everything in her life is spinning out of controlcan she figure out how to stay true to herself?
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LazyLimaLife
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Another YA title. I gave up on this at first and almost didn‘t finish - there‘s so much going on! But then I decided to quit being a grumpy Gus and give it another go. Daria is 15, Persian and lives in LA. Her friends call themselves The Authentics to distinguish their group from the Nose Jobs. While researching a school assignment Daria finds she isn‘t everything she thought she was. It‘s a lot of drama, but a good story anyway.

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Beck9lol
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Love this paragraph!

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aevrabel
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Mehso-so

8:28:55 / 25

This one was just okay. I thought it was similar to Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, but that Daria was a much more likable character. I really only picked this one up because of it's beautiful cover.

#yabooks #25infive #readathon #weekendplans #3bookscomplete

Andrew65 A great time! Well done 👍 2y
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aevrabel
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Finally got around to making a list for the #25infive challenge. It probably will not be completed, but I like to dream big!

#weekendplans #tbr #readathon

Andrew65 A great list 👏 2y
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Chelsibeau
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Haven‘t posted in a while. I have been sick for days and days now. I‘ve lost count. Haven‘t really been able to read either. Trying something light. I‘m ready to feel myself again...

ofbooksandme Hope you start to feel better soon! Welcome back! Also what a lovely cover. I really like it. 2y
cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon! 2y
AmyG Hope you feel much better. 2y
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DivineDiana Sending healing wishes for a quick recovery. ❤️ 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks Oh no! These sicknesses are awful this winter!! I really hope you‘re feeling better soon!! 2y
Eyelit Hope you feel better soon! 💚 2y
Eggs May you feel your true self soon❣️ 2y
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sunshinegbruno
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I actually read the whole book, which is rare for a book I don‘t like. I was hoping that it‘d get better, but it didn‘t. It started out alright, but it just got more and more boring as the story went along.

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sunshinegbruno
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“But it‘s our home, and it‘s still a country worth fighting for” makes me think of the situation America is in right now. I know a lot of people aren‘t happy with the way things are going here right now, myself included. But I just want to remind people that the things certain people are doing don‘t define the majority of us. There are still good people here.

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Darth_Kaders
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This cover!! 😍

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TheKidUpstairs
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On my shipping trip today, I saw these two beautiful examples of #cursive for #coverlovers

#fallintobooks #awesomeautumnbooks
@RealLifeReading @Jess7

RealLifeReading This is the first I've heard of The Authentics. Sounds good! 2y
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MallenNC
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I enjoyed this YA about an Iranian American high school girl and her friend group. It was an exploration of identity and what makes up a family. I didn't realize until I was nearly finished that it was written by a man. He did a good job with the voice of a teenage girl.

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MallenNC
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Kittens' first reading session. Luckily I don't have any immediate plans and the book is good. #kittensofLitsy

Dolly Aww kitty pile💖 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻😻 2y
OriginalCyn620 Reading with sleeping pets is the best! 😻 2y
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Teenreadsdotcom
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This is what our reviewer had to say about #TheAuthentics by @abdaddy "Nazemian managed to get everything right: a gripping story, lovable characters and a greater purpose....The story was so wonderful, so poignant in a way I could never expect. Nazemian brought up controversial issues...while still keeping it real."

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LibrarianRyan
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Last one. This seems a little girly, and once again, more flowers. #coverlove #YAedition

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Jenryland
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A diverse YA coming age story -I've read a few this spring and enjoyed them all. This one tackles family, friendship and fitting in. The protagonist is Iranian- American, with a close knit family and eclectic group of friends. #yareads #contemporary #summerrreading

[DELETED] 4272432186 Sounds like a good read. I might just have to add it to my huge growing summer reading list. 📚 2y
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