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Like a Love Story

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Stonewall Honor Book!

"A love letter to queerness, self-expression, and individuality (also Madonna) that never shies away from the ever-present fear within the queer community of late '80s New York, Like a Love Story made me feel so full - of hope, love, courage, pride, and awe for the many people who fought for love and self-expression in the face of discrimination, cruelty, and death.

"A book for warriors, divas, artists, queens, individuals, activists, trend setters, and anyone searching for the courage to be themselves." - Mackenzi Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

It's 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing.

Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He's terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he's gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media's images of men dying of AIDS.

Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man with AIDS who devotes his time to activism as a member of ACT UP. Judy has never imagined finding romance...until she falls for Reza and they start dating.

Art is Judy's best friend, their school's only out and proud teen. He'll never be who his conservative parents want him to be, so he rebels by documenting the AIDS crisis through his photographs.

As Reza and Art grow closer, Reza struggles to find a way out of his deception that won't break Judy's heart - and destroy the most meaningful friendship he's ever known.

This is a bighearted, sprawling epic about friendship and love and the revolutionary act of living life to the fullest in the face of impossible odds.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"For warriors, divas, artists, queens, individuals, activists, trend setters, and anyone searching for the courage to be themselves." - Mackenzi Lee


Used availability for Abdi Nazemian's Like a Love Story

Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Like a Love Story
Author(s): Abdi Nazemian
ISBN: 0-06-283936-5 / 978-0-06-283936-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Like a Love Story
Author(s): Abdi Nazemian
ISBN: 0-06-283937-3 / 978-0-06-283937-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Like a Love Story
Author(s): Abdi Nazemian
ISBN: 1-982660-32-5 / 978-1-982660-32-1
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
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June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Like a Love Story Lib/E
Author(s): Abdi Nazemian
ISBN: 1-982660-31-7 / 978-1-982660-31-4
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Like a Love Story
Author(s): Abdi Nazemian
ISBN: 1-982660-33-3 / 978-1-982660-33-8
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Like a Love Story
Author(s): Abdi Nazemian
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Like a Love Story
Author(s): Abdi Nazemian
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Like a Love Story
Author(s): Abdi Nazemian
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA