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Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi

After having her heart broken when she is dumped by her summer fling, Iranian-American Parvin Mohammadi sets her sights on a revenge Homecoming date. Parvin develops the perfect plan to snag just the right date. Unfortunately, her plan requires a quiet girl–so no loud talking or cheering, no pranks, and definitely no loud outfits. As Parvin focuses on her goal, she unwittingly ignores those that matter most. Can Parvin get a date and keep her friends?

This lighthearted look at teen romance and culture clashes also contains a surprising amount of depth. Parvin is a delightful character trying to find where she fits–she is either too Iranian or not Iranian enough. Her experience will resonate with all teens as well as expanding their world. An entertaining and educational read.

Recommended ages–12 and up


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