Darius the Great is not okay

314 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 2018 by Dial Books, An imprint of Penguin Random House Inc..

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5 stars (3 reviews)

Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He s a Fractional Persian half, his mom s side and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.

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Clever (nerdy and smart-alec) and heartfelt (teenage angst, depression, loss, friendship), the story of oneself changes from a kids view to an adults struggle to balance and remain connected. A visit to family in Iran tenderly loosens those things Darius thought were concrete about himself and those that are universal to teenage awkwardness.

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  • Americans
  • Mental Depression
  • Grandparents
  • Iranian Americans
  • Friendship
  • Fiction