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The Authentics

Abdi Nazemian

The YA debut of screenwriter and novelist Nazemian is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and family—the kind we are born into and the ones we create. Daria and her friends call themselves the “Authentics” because they’re proud of their Iranian culture and despise the pretentious Beverly Hills Persian princesses led by Daria's former best friend, Heidi. When she researches her family history for a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets and she doesn't know who to trust anymore. As Daria's life spins out of control, can she figure out how to stay true to herself?