(E–pub READ) Like a Love Story

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  • Like a Love Story
  • Abdi Nazemian
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  • 03 July 2020
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Review È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Abdi Nazemian Abdi Nazemian Ò 2 Download Read Like a Love Story It's 1989 in New York City and for three teens the world is changingReza 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 l. 45I don t really write reviews on goodreads any but wow was this an amazing beautiful important book A great read to start Pride Month I higgggghly recommend that you read it

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Review È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Abdi Nazemian Abdi Nazemian Ò 2 Download Read Like a Love Story 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 photographsAs 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. If you see an elderly person walking down the street or across from you at a coffee shop don t look away from them don t dismiss them and don t just ask them how they re doing Ask them where they have been instead And then listenBecause there s no future without a past

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Review È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Abdi Nazemian Abdi Nazemian Ò 2 Download Read Like a Love Story Ife are the media's images of men dying of AIDSJudy 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 romanceuntil she falls for Reza and they start datingArt is Judy's best friend their school's. I didn t mean to make this a full on rant but it turned out that way because I just really hated so many things in this book this is definitely one of my messier reviews but I just had a lot of bad things to say and it really isn t organized Isn t love supposed to conuer all Then let it conuer AIDS I m going to talk about Judy specifically right now because I had the most problems with her the way Judy was written is why I will never trust men writing female characters she definitely was suffering from girl hate and I m not like other girls in the beginning and while she did grow and change throughout the story to not hate other girls I just don t think it s the place of a man to write that kind of thing it makes you uestion if the things in the beginning that Judy thought about other girls women this beautiful usually aren t very funny my theory is that they never develop a sense of humor because their beauty gets them through life too easily are things that this male author has actually thought about women idk there s a part that specifically says I always thought I hated girls and now I m group hugging a bunch of them like they re my long lost sisters I made a note on Kindle here that said I ALWAYS THOUGHT I HATED GIRLS WHEKLFHSDLF because it really just took me out so it s obvious that she s supposed to change throughout the story and not be a girl hater but it was just so WEIRD like yay thank god she changed but I don t know why did the only prominent female character in this book have to hate other girls and why was she proud of it I also want to touch on something that made me personally very uncomfortable with Judy beyond everything I just mentioned the gay rep is ownvoices and I m not a mlm so I don t want to overstep but it felt super super weird to me when Judy said things like when I have kids I want them to be gay but I ll accept them if they re straight and I d like to be in a place where all the men seem gay a world of men who act gay but who like women like please tell me I m not the only one who thinks those are weird statements for a straight girl to make You are not alone and never will be because you have a beautiful constantly evolving history full of ghosts who are watching over you who are proud of you I think I ve ranted on about Judy enough so on to the next character I hated Art I m gonna be honest with you I don t have nearly as many critiues for him as I did for Judy he was just an annoying character to me so that s a personal thing might be because I saw him as a stereotypical white gay who knows but I did have an issue with the way he kept trying to push Reza to have sex when Reza was uncomfortable and really scared because of AIDS like Art literally got naked and started pushing up against Reza from the author s note where the author talked a bit about a not so healthy relationship he had been in as a gay teen I thought maybe the pushiness might have been intentional but I just really needed for that kind of behavior to be challenged in the text and it wasn t also yeah this should go in the Judy section but writing about this specific instance reminded me of a scene where Judy tried to feel if Reza had a boner by putting a hand on his crotch and my Kindle note for this one was what is going on before touching on the other things I was uncomfortable withfound weird I also had an issue with the actual craft of the story the pacing was very strange and there was no actual development of certain character relationships so it felt so weird to see them care so strongly for one another I m a notorious insta love hater so when I saw I could tell him that I think I love him too my Kindle note was simply but u just met him and I think that does a good job of conveying my annoyance the way the love triangle conflict was resolved was just so poorly written there was two big arguments and in both of them I hated the way Judy was acting and then suddenly Judy was just out of the picture and not involved in the story until the end it felt weird to keep including her POV and honestly her whole POV was bad anyways so I think the book could have benefited from just throwing away all her POV chapters Us All of us What we did What we fought for Our history Who we are They won t teach it in schools They don t want us to have a history They don t see us They don t know we are another country with invisible borders that we are a people You have to make them see You have to remember it And to share it Please Time passes and people forget Don t let them moving on to other things that made me uncomfortable first of all I had an issue with the way certain things came off as transphobic I basically want to sleep with everyone with a Y chromosome any time there s a gay character who says they rely on chromosome for the basis of their attraction it is always ALWAYS the worst because it blatantly ignores trans people We love men and women and men who dress like women and women who dress like men this was weird specifically because I couldn t tell if the author was talking about drag fine or trans people not fine because dressing like is basically saying they re not actually trans a character literally deadnamed a trans character without it being challenged like oh my god you are a ueer rights activist how are you deadnaming a trans person overall this had a very cis gay perspective on the ueer activist movements in the US when an integral part of these ueer activist movements in the US were Black trans women I know Madonna was important to the author but she a straight white woman was important to the characters activism than someone like I don t know Marsha P Johnson all of this just made me feel really uncomfortable because in a book that is so obviously a love letter to historical LGBTIAP activism it left out mistreated a huge part of the community at one point Art says the f slur and Reza says he hates that word and it makes him uncomfortable Art replies get over it I ve reclaimed it and so should you I m all for reclaiming slurs that are yours to reclaim obviously but this was just not it I don t know who needs to hear this but if your gay boyfriend says that the f slur makes him uncomfortable your response to him should not be get over it like also speaking of slurs at one point the d slur is used and it just made me because as someone who is not a lesbian it is not the author s place to write it at the end view spoilerStephen a character with AIDS dies it s very tragic for all the characters because he was important to them hide spoiler The Hound of Ulster easily are things that this male author has actually thought about women idk there s a part that specifically says I always thought I hated girls and now I m group hugging a bunch of them like they re my long lost sisters I made a note on Kindle here that said I ALWAYS THOUGHT I HATED GIRLS WHEKLFHSDLF because it really just took me out so it s obvious that she s supposed to change throughout the story and not be a girl hater but it was just so WEIRD like yay thank god she changed but I don t know why did the only prominent female character in this book have to hate other girls and why was she proud of it I also want to touch on something that made me personally very uncomfortable with Judy beyond Unpeople Victims of British Policy everything I just mentioned the gay rep is ownvoices and I m not a mlm so I don t want to overstep but it felt super super weird to me when Judy said things like when I have kids I want them to be gay but I ll accept them if they re straight and I d like to be in a place where all the men seem gay a world of men who act gay but who like women like please tell me I m not the only one who thinks those are weird statements for a straight girl to make You are not alone and never will be because you have a beautiful constantly Men in White Suits evolving history full of ghosts who are watching over you who are proud of you I think I ve ranted on about Judy Dune enough so on to the next character I hated Art I m gonna be honest with you I don t have nearly as many critiues for him as I did for Judy he was just an annoying character to me so that s a personal thing might be because I saw him as a stereotypical white gay who knows but I did have an issue with the way he kept trying to push Reza to have sex when Reza was uncomfortable and really scared because of AIDS like Art literally got naked and started pushing up against Reza from the author s note where the author talked a bit about a not so healthy relationship he had been in as a gay teen I thought maybe the pushiness might have been intentional but I just really needed for that kind of behavior to be challenged in the text and it wasn t also yeah this should go in the Judy section but writing about this specific instance reminded me of a scene where Judy tried to feel if Reza had a boner by putting a hand on his crotch and my Kindle note for this one was what is going on before touching on the other things I was uncomfortable withfound weird I also had an issue with the actual craft of the story the pacing was very strange and there was no actual development of certain character relationships so it felt so weird to see them care so strongly for one another I m a notorious insta love hater so when I saw I could tell him that I think I love him too my Kindle note was simply but u just met him and I think that does a good job of conveying my annoyance the way the love triangle conflict was resolved was just so poorly written there was two big arguments and in both of them I hated the way Judy was acting and then suddenly Judy was just out of the picture and not involved in the story until the Tehanu end it felt weird to keep including her POV and honestly her whole POV was bad anyways so I think the book could have benefited from just throwing away all her POV chapters Us All of us What we did What we fought for Our history Who we are They won t teach it in schools They don t want us to have a history They don t see us They don t know we are another country with invisible borders that we are a people You have to make them see You have to remember it And to share it Please Time passes and people forget Don t let them moving on to other things that made me uncomfortable first of all I had an issue with the way certain things came off as transphobic I basically want to sleep with A Tradition of Victory everyone with a Y chromosome any time there s a gay character who says they rely on chromosome for the basis of their attraction it is always ALWAYS the worst because it blatantly ignores trans people We love men and women and men who dress like women and women who dress like men this was weird specifically because I couldn t tell if the author was talking about drag fine or trans people not fine because dressing like is basically saying they re not actually trans a character literally deadnamed a trans character without it being challenged like oh my god you are a ueer rights activist how are you deadnaming a trans person overall this had a very cis gay perspective on the ueer activist movements in the US when an integral part of these ueer activist movements in the US were Black trans women I know Madonna was important to the author but she a straight white woman was important to the characters activism than someone like I don t know Marsha P Johnson all of this just made me feel really uncomfortable because in a book that is so obviously a love letter to historical LGBTIAP activism it left out mistreated a huge part of the community at one point Art says the f slur and Reza says he hates that word and it makes him uncomfortable Art replies get over it I ve reclaimed it and so should you I m all for reclaiming slurs that are yours to reclaim obviously but this was just not it I don t know who needs to hear this but if your gay boyfriend says that the f slur makes him uncomfortable your response to him should not be get over it like also speaking of slurs at one point the d slur is used and it just made me because as someone who is not a lesbian it is not the author s place to write it at the Monstruos como nosotros Historias de freaks colosos y prodigios end view spoilerStephen a character with AIDS dies it s very tragic for all the characters because he was important to them hide spoiler