Everything Sad Is Untrue

Everything Sad Is Untrue Review

The story of a boy who flees Iran as a small child, detours through a refugee camp in Italy, then winds up in middle school in Oklahoma, where he is met with both curiosity and suspicion....

Title:Everything Sad Is Untrue
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  • Mehrsa

    I sometimes listen to audiobooks when I am exercising or running . So if you recently saw me with my hands covering my face as I was working out, it wasn't to wipe the sweat from my eyes. It's because...

  • Maggie

    I was fortunate enough to pick up four Levine Querido arcs at ALA in January. FOUR. Truth: I was only supposed to take one, but I kept chatting with the rep there, and we'd talk about this book and th...

  • Irene

    sometimes I think about the Booklist review for this book, "Nayeri challenges outright what young readers can handle, in form and content, but who can deny him when it’s his own experience on displa...

  • Ken

    "Mrs. Miller says I have 'lost the plot,' and am now just making lists of things that happened to fill space. But I replied that she is beholden to a Western mode of storytelling that I do not accept ...

  • jacq

    This book is unlike anything I’ve read recently (or ever?). Nayeri’s narrative voice is so beautiful and sincere, and the way he weaved stories from his childhood in Oklahoma to the family lore an...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusThis autobiographical novel gives the readers the impressions of the world that Khosrou, who goes by Daniel in the US, has about his experiences leaving Iran as a small...

  • Katie

    This is the book I will be gifting to everyone I know in the coming months. This is not a typical memoir. The way Nayeri weaves his own story among his family's and Persian mythology is beautiful and ...

  • Nikki

    Everything about this book was terrible. Everything. I dnf-ed this book after 100 pages. I am Iranian, and I thought that maybe some of the stories would resonate with me because I'm from the culture ...

  • Clay

    This is my 2020 Newbery and I can't understand how the National Book Award committee left it off its longlist. Daniel (Khosrou) Nayeri's fictionalized memoir is loosely structured as an Iranian immigr...

  • Kaveh

    Nayeri's book is not just a memoir, it's rather a beautiful story that has one foot in the reality of his immigration with all its funny and sad moments and one foot in skillful storytelling with a sw...