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The Authentics /

by Nazemian, Abdi [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 282 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062486462; 0062486462.Subject(s): Friendship in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | High school students -- Juvenile fiction | Iranian American teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction | Authenticity (Philosophy) -- Juvenile fiction | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Love -- Fiction | Identity -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Adoption | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance | Bildungsromans | Fiction | Juvenile works | Young adult works | Young adult fiction | Young adult fiction | BildungsromansSummary: 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 it's 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 doesn't have time for this identity crisis. With everything in her life changing -- can she figure out how to stay true to herself?
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<p>The Authentics is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and family--the kind we are born into and the ones we create.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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 it's getting harder to know who she even is any longer.</p> <p>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 doesn't have time for this identity crisis. As everything in her life is spinning out of control--can she figure out how to stay true to herself?</p>

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 it's 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 doesn't have time for this identity crisis. With everything in her life changing -- can she figure out how to stay true to herself?

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Fifteen-year-old Daria Esfandyar is part of a close-knit group of Iranian Americans living in Los Angeles. After stumbling upon a surprising revelation about her past during a school project, Daria embarks on a journey to find answers about herself and her family, gaining self-confidence in the process. The well-drawn and diverse cast of Daria's friends and family members adds a unique and memorable angle to the story. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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