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Like a Love Story

Like a Love Story


Like a Love Story

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4.5/5 (107 valutazioni)
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10 ore
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Pubblicato:
Jun 4, 2019
ISBN:
9780062911131
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

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.

Editore:
Pubblicato:
Jun 4, 2019
ISBN:
9780062911131
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Abdi Nazemian is the author of The Authentics. His novel The Walk-In Closet won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction. His screenwriting credits include the films The Artist's Wife, The Quiet, and Menendez: Blood Brothers, as well as the NBC television series The Village. He has been an executive producer and associate producer on numerous films, including Call Me by Your Name, Little Woods, The House of Tomorrow, and Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. He lives in Los Angeles with his fiancé and two children. Find him online at www.abdaddy.com.

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  • (4/5)
    Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian takes a raw and sometimes difficult look at the heart of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Reza’s mother has just remarried and moved them from Toronto (and Iran before that) to New York City. Besides navigating the new school, jerky stepbrother, and other changes, Reza also thinks he may be gay. He meets best friends, Judy and Art, (who narrate different chapters of the book) and through relationships with them becomes active in AIDS protests and works to find himself. Nazemian captures teenage voices well and doesn’t shy away from honest portrayals of the early victims of AIDS and their struggles. At times some characters veer into caricature territory, and others feel very forced and plot-driven, but overall still an enjoyable read that depicts important pieces of our history that we don’t often see.
  • (5/5)
    This story hit me like a wall of bricks. Every twinge of fear, love, anger, and happiness hit me in a spot I didn’t know I could still feel. It made me remember why you can’t repress yourself forever, and why it only causes your heart to ache. These characters will be in my heart for a long time, and I’m excited to look back at them like old friends.
  • (5/5)
    I am crying this is so important, i need everyone to read it
  • (5/5)
    This is my favorite book ever. it's such a compelling book and I 100% feel like the author understands what it's like to be gay and they really did their research about the AIDS pandemic. I really. If you're debating reading this book do it. Don't even hesitate it's just so good.
  • (3/5)
    The author tried to cover too much ground and drowned the main story. By the second half of the book, the pacing is more plodding as the author seems bent on covering as much (AIDS and gay cultural) history as possible and is using the main story of the characters as the vehicle to do it.

    Obviously a lot of work went into this — but somewhere in all that effort, the core story of Art, Judy and Riza took a backseat.