Thursday, June 6, 2019

"Like a Love Story"

Abdi Nazemian is a screenwriter, director, and author.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new YA novel, Like a Love Story, and reported the following:
Page 69 of Like a Love Story is the end of one of the most important scenes of the novel. In the scene, Reza - a closeted queer Iranian teen - and Art - the only out and proud kid in their high school - bond as they discuss, what else, Madonna. At the end of the scene, Art realizes that Reza, who lost his father and lived in Iran during the revolution, has suffered loss just as Art himself has as a part of the NYC queer community in the late 1980s. The scene touches on everything the book is about: loss, love, activism, music, and the power of human connection.
Visit Abdi Nazemian's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Authentics.

--Marshal Zeringue