↠ New Life ↠ Like a Love StoryEbook By Abdi Nazemian ☆ words – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Like a Love Story 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 romanceuntil 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. Download Like a Love Story – groundhogwalking.co.uk

    10 thoughts on “↠ New Life ↠ Like a Love StoryEbook By Abdi Nazemian ☆ words – groundhogwalking.co.uk

  1. Full review now posted HERE on my blog This is the kind of book I wish I read as a teen when I was still navigating the pathways of my sexuality and needed the kindness of a friend who sits with you in comfort by the fire and can...

  2. wowowowow, this is one of those stories that hollows you out completely and then makes you whole again it s a love letter to the queer community, and to past queer activists who have paved the way for all of us to live better lives today I can t think of a better read heading into pride month.

  3. Wow, this book hit very close to home for me.It s 1989 in New York City Reza has just moved with his mother to live with his wealthy new stepfather and stepbrother, and attend his final year of high school He knows he likes boys but all he sees in the media are images of people dying of AIDS, so he knows he has to keep his true self hidden.Judy has always been her own person, an aspiring fashion designer with a bold sense of style She spends all of her spare time with her best friend, Art, an Wow, this book hit very close to home for me.It s 1989 in New York City Reza has just moved with his mother to live with his wealthy new stepfather and stepbrother, and attend his final year of high school He knows he likes boys but all he sees in the media are images of people dying of AIDS, so he knows he has to keep his true self hidden.Judy has always been her own person, an aspiring fashion designer with a bold sense of style She spends all of her spare time with her best friend, Art, and her uncle, Stephen, who is dying of AIDS and is ...

  4. a love story a love letter to activism, NY, Madonna this looks great

  5. LIKE A LOVE STORY is a little like a love story, really Butin the sense of love for oneself, one s body, and one s community I think it did a really good job of that, particularly when propped up against the setting, but when it comes to the love story, the romance, within the book. it kinda failed And by kinda I mean really.Nazemian s story takes place on the cusp of the nineties, in 1989, and is set against the AIDS crisis Not as a backdrop but as a very re...

  6. The book follows 3 teens that are kind of misfits and find a way to belong There is Reza, an Iranian boy who is new at the school and is struggling with where his dad left them andimportantly, the fact he is attracted to guys He feels he is not normal, hopes it is a fase that he will outgrow, and is scared of dying because AIDS has just made its outbreak and at first it was kind of thought it was a thing that only affected homosexuals, although afterwards it s shown it can affect anyone The book follows 3 teens that are kind of misfits and find a way to belong There is Reza, an Iranian boy who is new at the school and is struggling with where his dad left them andimportantly, the fact he is attracted to guys He feels he is not normal, hopes it is a fase that he will outgrow, and is scared of dying because AIDS has just made its outbreak and at first it was kind of thought it was a thing that only affected homosexuals, although afterwards it s shown it can affect anyone.In his first day of school he meets Judy, a girl who adores her gay uncle and who falls for Reza and began going out remember Reza is desperate to prove he is not gay, mostly to himself , but Judy has this friend called Art, who has been out of the closet for a bit and who deals with some backlash from people, but he prefers not to live hidding who he is.All in all, a book about coming of age, about reco...

  7. This was so special More thoughts soon.

  8. This book..blew me out of the water Oh my god I was really intrigued by a YA book set during the height of the AIDS epidemic considering how prevalent queer stories are becoming in YA Seeing as teenagers today myself included, obviously weren t alive to experience the devastation that occurred within the queer community during the 80s and early 90s, I thought this could be a really important look into that period of time BOY WAS I RIGHT.Like a Love Story follows the perspectives of thre This book..blew me out of the water Oh my god I was really intrigued by a YA book set during the height of the AIDS epidemic considering how prevalent queer stories are becoming in YA Seeing as teenagers today myself included, obviously weren t alive to experience the devastation that occurred within the queer community during the 80s and early 90s, I thought this could be a really important look into that period of time BOY WAS I RIGHT.Like a Love Story follows the perspectives of three teenagers ...

  9. Last thirty minutes spent in tears Stayed up wayyyy too late last night finishing it Just a lovely book about friendship and love and fear during the AIDS crisis.

  10. This is my favorite read of the year thus far, and I have a lot to say about it, so we re gonna be here awhile I would like to preface this by saying that I am bisexual and half Iranian However, that s just the tip of the iceberg of ways in which this book is a masterpiece that I could identify with.This takes place during an important time in queer history, when the fear of AIDS was so strong that anyone who was gay had to basically hide from who they were, or else they risked getting sick an This is my favorite read of the year thus far, and I have a lot to say about it, so we re gonna be here awhile I would like to preface this by saying that I am bisexual and half Iranian However, that s just the tip of the iceberg of ways in which this book is a masterpiece that I could identify with.This takes place during an important time in queer history, when the fear of AIDS was so strong that anyone who was gay had to basically hide from who they were, or else they risked getting sick and dying It shows how far our society has come towards acceptance since then, but also how bad it can still be, as some of the same threats of not being accepted are still there Until I read this, I had no idea how blatantly every openly gay person was associated with AIDS, and how badly so many people were treated because of it One of the main characters does everything he can to convince the world that he s straight, including not going out with the boy he likes when he could...