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In Iran, Sahar is in love with her best friend Nasrin. (L)
Sahar is in love with her best friend, Nasrin, but homosexuality is illegal in Iran. When her parents betroth Nasrin to a man, can Sahar find a way to stop it?
In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution. (Muslim)
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"Do I feel like I was born in the wrong body? I know how I feel when Nasrin walks in a room. I feel strong and weak. I feel proud and ashamed. I feel love for her and hate for myself. I want to be clean of my feelings for her because they are wrong." (page 105)
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