tell me again how a crush should feel is Sara Farizan’s debut novel. it tells the story of seventeen year old Leila, who has just moved to California from iran and is trying to find her place in the world. she falls for Aiko, a girl at school, and must figure out how to come out to her conservative parents and tell them about her new relationship. this beautifully written book tackles themes of identity, relationships, family dynamics, and first love. it will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with finding their way in the world.” a crush should feel exciting and new.
For who is this book for ?
tell me again how a crush should feel is for young adults who are questioning their sexuality, and coming to terms with the fact that they might not fit into societal norms. it’s a story about being true to yourself, even when you’re scared of what others will think.
- The author tackles various themes in a beautiful and delicate way
- The story is relatable to anyone who has ever felt lost or confused
- The characters are well developed
- may be too slow for some readers
- did not enjoy the characters as much as i would have liked to
- plot could use more tension
Learn more about the author
Sara Farizan is a young adult novelist who writes with humor and insight about the search for identity and belonging. Her debut novel, Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel, was published by Algonquin Young Readers in early 2018. She lives near San Francisco with her husband and two cats.
“Sara Farizan has written a debut novel that is both insightful and emotionally charged. Leila’s struggle to find her place in the world will resonate with teenagers everywhere.”
“This book is so heartfelt and honest, it’s a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what it means to come out and find yourself.”
“I loved this book! It is so beautifully written and the characters are incredibly relatable. I related to Leila so much as she navigated her way through first love, family dynamics, and figuring out who she was meant to be. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants a beautiful and heartfelt story about finding yourself.”
“I read this book in one sitting because I just could not put it down. It’s a beautifully written story about first love and self-discovery.”