Dependable, Young Adult, Abdi Nazemian, Adoption, Friendship, Persian, Identity, Self-esteem
Daria and her friends strive to be the “authentic” kids at their high school among many who hide who they truly are. But after she is assigned an ancestry project and sends off her DNA to be analyzed, she discovers some shocking truths about herself. Daria was adopted, but her parents never told her. Feeling betrayed and confused, Daria goes on the search for her biological mother. What she discovers is a step-brother, and they instantly fall for each other. Together they scheme for the best way to introduce mother and daughter, as well as to tell both families about their budding relationship. As truths emerge, Daria finds a way to connect to both of her pasts and understand who she really is and what it means to be truly authentic.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40
, Article 164.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss3/164