Everything Sad Is Untrue
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Levine Querido, 2020.
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IL: MG - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 13
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English
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9781646140022
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Level 5.3, 13 Points

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    [synopsis] => A National Indie Bestseller

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Best Book of the Year

An Amazon Best Book of the Year

A Booklist Editors' Choice

A BookPage Best Book of the Year

A NECBA Windows & Mirrors Selection

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year

A Today.com Best of the Year

PRAISE

"A modern masterpiece." -The New York Times Book Review

"Supple, sparkling and original." -The Wall Street Journal

"Mesmerizing." -TODAY.com

"This book could change the world." -BookPage

"Like nothing else you've read or ever will read." -Linda Sue Park

"It hooks you right from the opening line." -NPR

SEVEN STARRED REVIEWS

★ "A modern epic." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "A rare treasure of a book." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "A story that soars." -The Bulletin, starred review

★ "At once beautiful and painful." -School Library Journal, starred review

★ "Raises the literary bar in children's lit." -Booklist, starred review

★ "Poignant and powerful." -Foreword Reviews, starred review

★ "One of the most extraordinary books of the year." -BookPage, starred review

A sprawling, evocative, and groundbreaking autobiographical novel told in the unforgettable and hilarious voice of a young Iranian refugee. It is a powerfully layered novel that poses the questions: Who owns the truth? Who speaks it? Who believes it?

"A patchwork story is the shame of the refugee," Nayeri writes early in the novel. In an Oklahoman middle school, Khosrou (whom everyone calls Daniel) stands in front of a skeptical audience of classmates, telling the tales of his family's history, stretching back years, decades, and centuries. At the core is Daniel's story of how they became refugees-starting with his mother's vocal embrace of Christianity in a country that made such a thing a capital offense, and continuing through their midnight flight from the secret police, bribing their way onto a plane-to-anywhere. Anywhere becomes the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy, and then finally asylum in the U.S. Implementing a distinct literary style and challenging western narrative structures, Nayeri deftly weaves through stories of the long and beautiful history of his family in Iran, adding a richness of ancient tales and Persian folklore.

Like Scheherazade of One Thousand and One Nights in a hostile classroom, Daniel spins a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE (a true story) is a tale of heartbreak and resilience and urges readers to speak their truth and be heard.
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