If You Could Be Mine is a captivating and romantic teen novel about two young girls, both battling for their own freedoms, who fall in love with each other. Sahar has spent her whole life confined to the home of her strict Muslim parents, hiding the fact that she’s gay from them and everyone else. When Nasirah – another closeted lesbian teenager living just blocks away – enrolls in Sahar’s high school, the two quickly become friends. But as they grow closer, their relationship becomes something more, igniting a desire too powerful to be hidden forever. With secrets piling up on top of secrets, will Sahar and Nasirah find the courage to follow their hearts?
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for any young adult who wants a romantic and heartbreaking tale of two girls fighting for their love.
- The characters are well-developed and realistic.
- The plot is compelling and page-turning.
- It addresses important issues like religion, sexuality, and cultural expectations in a sensitive way
- The book might be triggering for some readers.
- The story line could potentially lead to more drama then necessary.
- The ending may feel rushed or incomplete.
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If You Could Be Mine is an intimate, introspective novel exploring the power of first love and teenage rebellion. Written in a lyrical style with rich characters and detailed settings, it’s perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Nicola Yoon, and John Green.
“Sara Farizan has written a beautiful, poignant story about two young women who find themselves fighting for their own freedoms and falling in love along the way. If You Could Be Mine is an important novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.”
“A beautifully written love story that is at once all too familiar and utterly new.”
“If You Could Be Mine is a beautifully written novel about two young girls who find themselves in love with each other. It’s an important story that needs to be told, and I’m so happy Sara Farizan decided to share it with us.”
“This book is a beautiful, heartbreaking story of love and sacrifice. Farizan has crafted characters that feel so real, you can’t help but to fall in love with them even as they make difficult choices. Highly recommend!”