My advice; don’t read this book. It was a waste of my time and was one of the most infuriating novels I have ever laid my eyes upon. Don’t mistake the beautiful cover for anything, don’t mistake the fact that we have a culturally diverse Persian character as the protagonist; just don’t. It is so poorly written and was highly offensive to me because the protagonist was downright rude. I’m all for negative characters being protagonists but this was just grotesque and horribly executed. The characters may have been labeled as “The Authentics” but I can assure you their actions and dialogues were fake and disturbing. Daria is a Persian girl who discovers she is adopted and decided to find her birth mother. That’s about as far as I could get before I had to stop; because mixed in with that plotline were diva parties, nose jobs and who knows what else. Do yourself a favour and (I’m repeating myself) don’t read this book!
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library