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  • ISBN: 0593109422
  • ISBN: 9780593109427
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2021]

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Summary, etc.: "Parvin Mohammadi has just been dumped--only days after receiving official girlfriend status. Not only is she heartbroken, she's humiliated. Enter high school heartthrob Matty Fumero, who just might be the smoking-hot cure to all her boy problems. If Parvin can get Matty to ask her to Homecoming, she's positive it will prove to herself and her ex that she's girlfriend material after all. There's just one problem: Matty is definitely too cool for bassoon-playing, frizzy-haired, Cheeto-eating Parvin. Since being herself hasn't worked for her in the past (see aforementioned dumping), she decides to start acting like the women in her favorite rom-coms. Those women aren't loud, they certainly don't cackle when they laugh, and they smile much more than they talk. But Parvin discovers that being a rom-com dream girl is much harder than it looks. Also hard? The parent-mandated Farsi lessons. A confusing friendship with a boy who's definitely not supposed to like her. And hardest of all, the ramifications of the Muslim ban on her family in Iran. Suddenly, being herself has never been more important. Olivia Abtahi's debut is as hilarious as it is heartfelt--a delightful tale where, amid the turmoil of high school friendships and crushes, being yourself is always the perfect way to be."
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Grades 7-9. G. P. Putnam's Sons.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #1
    *Starred Review* Parvin Mohammadi, 14, couldn't be more excited about starting high school with a boyfriend. But on the very first day of school, Wesley dumps her—he says she's "too loud." Well, Parvin's got the perfect revenge plan lined up: if she can get smoking hot sophomore Matty Fumero to ask her to the homecoming dance, then Wesley will be eating his words. Only what if Wesley was right, and Parvin's too loud, too Iranian, and generally too much for anyone to be interested in her? So starts Operation Act Like a Rom-Com Heroine, wherein Parvin decides to put away the Cheetos, clamp down on her instincts to talk a lot, wax off all her body hair, and nab herself a boyfriend. In her debut, Abtahi deftly navigates Parvin's transitional life phase, equipping her heroine with enough humor and moxie to see her through even the toughest challenges. Depth is added through Parvin's relationships with her father, who was born in Iran, and her white American mother, who each understand different parts of her, as well as with Parvin's growing friendship with a boy in her Farsi class who, much to Parvin's confusion, seems to like her best when she's her loudest self. Though it has its serious moments, especially in Parvin's growing understanding of Islamophobia in America, this is ultimately a joyful celebration of the right to take up space in the world. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: High schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Dating (Social customs) Fiction
Individuality Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Iranian Americans Fiction
Racially mixed people Fiction
High schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Genre: Young adult fiction.
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