Friday, September 15, 2017

Seven YA titles to beat your back to school blues

At the BN Teen blog, Jenny Kawecki tagged seven YA books to beat your back to school blues, including:
The Authentics, by Abdi Nazemian

Daria prides herself on being true to her Iranian American roots; she and her friends even call themselves the Authentics. So when her English teacher assigns a family heritage project, Daria can’t wait to show hers off. But then a DNA test reveals Daria isn’t nearly as Iranian as she thought she was, and her whole world is thrown off balance. Suddenly, she’s not just juggling her friends’ drama, her upcoming sweet sixteen birthday party, her growing family, and her problematic crush. She’s also trying to figure out who she is, and how that affects her status as an Authentic.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Authentics.

--Marshal Zeringue