Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is a relief. As an Iranian-American, she’s different enough; if word got out that Leila liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when beautiful new girl Saskia shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would. As she carefully confides in trusted friends about Saskia’s confusing signals, Leila begins to figure out that all her classmates are more complicated than they first appear to be, and some are keeping surprising secrets of their own.
Sara Farizan brings her trademark warmth and humor to the story of Leila, a high-school junior balancing the discoveries of coming-of-age, the demands of coming-out, and the drama of high-school love triangles.
Ages: 14 and up
Published by: Algonquin Books for Young Readers