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Adib Khorram

Autor(a) de Darius the Great Is Not Okay

12 Works 1,700 Membros 84 Críticas

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Khorram, Adib
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locais de residência
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Educação
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Ocupações
graphic designer

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After the family's return home from Iran, Darius gets a boyfriend, his dream job as an intern in a tea shop, and a spot on the school's soccer team. But that doesn't mean his problems are over.

There were times I felt the intricacies of tea connoisseurship and sports were taking over the story, but I still want to know how various relationships were going to develop further at the end. There wasn't really a cliffhanger, it just left me wanting the story to continue.
 
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Robertgreaves | 9 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2024 |
Astage manager and his sister both develop a crush on the same guy.

Everyone thinks juniors and longtime queer platonic besties Jackson and Bowie should date. But Iranian and white Jackson, who’s deaf, must constantly triage his sister Jasmine’s relationship woes by making breakup lists that extol her exes’ worst qualities. When white, “classically handsome” swimmer Liam auditions for the fall musical, trouble ensues when both Jackson and Jasmine start crushing on him. Jasmine pursues Liam first, making Liam “absolutely, 100 percent off limits.” But Liam keeps tucking in Jackson’s shirt tags. He also starts learning sign language from Bowie, a nonbinary, Black, aromantic, and asexual child of deaf adults. Liam hopes this will help them communicate better, a meaningful action and something Jackson’s family hasn’t put much effort into. What’s a boy to do? This sweet, slow-burn sibling love triangle with an added sprinkling of family drama rivals Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper (2020) in its cuteness and appeal. Countless references show an insider’s knowledge of—and reverence for—high school theater. The strong first-person narration immerses readers in Jackson’s story, and the use of “somethingsomething” effectively conveys times when Jackson, who wears hearing aids and reads lips, misses dialogue. The supporting characters bring additional diversity in race and queer identity.

Love deserves a standing ovation in this multilayered exploration of what it truly means to feel seen. (Fiction. 14-18)

-Kirkus Review
… (mais)
 
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CDJLibrary | Apr 4, 2024 |
3.5 rounded up less because I personally felt excited about it and more out of recognition of how well written it is.
 
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caedocyon | 60 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
I went into this knowing very little of what to expect, and it was perfect that way. The fact that this book takes place mostly in Iran was a delightful surprise.
 
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Jenniferforjoy | 60 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
12
Membros
1,700
Popularidade
#15,099
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
84
ISBN
46
Línguas
4

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