Moon at Nine

Moon at Nine

Book - 2014 | 1st ed.
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Based on interviews with a young woman forced to flee Iran because of her sexual orientation, Moon at Nine is a tense and riveting novel that shines a light on an issue of social injustice that continues to this day.Fifteen-year-old Farrin has grown up with secrets: ten years after the overthrow of the Shah, her aristocratic mother is still working against Iran's conservative revolutionary government. But when Farrin befriends Sadira, the intriguing and outgoing new student at her school for gifted girls, her own new secret is even more dangerous. Because the girls discover their relationship is more than just a friendship--and in Iran, being gay is punishable by death.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Pajama Press, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781927485576
Branch Call Number: ELLIS
Characteristics: 223 p. ; 23 cm.


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Aug 10, 2017

I loved reading this book, because it really drew in the reader's attention. There was so much action and the ending was amazing. I really recommend this book to anyone who is older than 13 years. It has a very strong message and it really touched my heart.

Jun 30, 2017

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis is an impactful book that takes place in 1988. This book is about two fifteen-year-old girls, Farrin and Sadira, who fall in love with each other in Iran, where being homosexual results in execution. Farrin, who already holds the secret of her mother's illegal worship towards the Shah, can't take anymore secrets and doesn't hide her love for Sadira. Even though they understand the consequences of being gay in a place that is against the LGBTQ community, Farrin and Sadira openly love each other.
This book is an incredible story that shows the merciless government of Iran when it comes to executing gay people, and also shows how people of the LGBTQ community fight for what is right and love the ones they want to love.
I would rate this book a 5/5 stars.
I recommend this book to readers ages 13 and up.
- @ilovefood of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Aug 01, 2016

Its A good book

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