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Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Adib Khorram

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Beschreibung

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.

Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award

"Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I'd live in this book forever if I could."
-Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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.

Darius has never really fit in at home, and he's sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn't exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they're spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city's skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush-the original Persian version of his name-and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he's Darioush to Sohrab.

Adib Khorram's brilliant debut is for anyone who's ever felt not good enough-then met a friend who makes them feel so much better than okay.

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Altersempfehlung 12 - 15 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 20.08.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-525-55297-0
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 21,1/14,2/2,5 cm
Gewicht 297 g
Verkaufsrang 2920

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Carolin Fröhlich, Thalia-Buchhandlung Köln

Darius hat Depressionen und weiß nicht so ganz wo er hingehört. Eine wunderbare Geschichte über Herkunft und Identität, Familie und wahre Freundschaften. Es ist okay wenn es einem nicht gut geht. Ein echtes Lesehighlight, das meine Gefühlswelt völlig durcheinander gebracht hat.

A beautiful mixture of nerdiness, identity, heritage, culture, family and an unique friendship!

R. Hußmann, Thalia-Buchhandlung Bergisch Gladbach

Darius has two main interests: Star Trek and tea. Although he is sure that his love for tea is coming from his mothers' side - his Persian roots - as does his appearance with his curly black hair, tanned skin and brown eyes, Darius never had the feeling that he belonged. Growing up in the US he has never had a lot of friends and often even feels like an outsider in his own family. When his Persian grandfather whom he has never met before falls ill his parents decide to fly to Iran to visit and see him one last time. And this is where the journey begins. As reader you accompany him on his journey not only to another continent, another country, but on a journey that helps him to connect to this Persian roots of his - as well as to his family and to Sohrab, a boy from the neighbourhood. This book is just beautifully written and full bittersweet moments and not only for Star Trek nerds (or nerds in general). It is a joy for anyone who at one point in his or her life felt disconnected in any way.

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Echt und Wunderbar
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Braunschweig am 24.02.2021

Darius the Great is not okay ist ein tolles Buch, das mich vor allem dahingehend überrascht hat, dass es kein Setup gibt, welches darauf hinausläuft, dass der Protagonist am Ende in einer Beziehung landet. Es geht wirklich um Familie, Identität und Freundschaft. Das Buch wirkte auf mich sehr authentisch und all die Emotionen wer... Darius the Great is not okay ist ein tolles Buch, das mich vor allem dahingehend überrascht hat, dass es kein Setup gibt, welches darauf hinausläuft, dass der Protagonist am Ende in einer Beziehung landet. Es geht wirklich um Familie, Identität und Freundschaft. Das Buch wirkte auf mich sehr authentisch und all die Emotionen werden wunderbar rübergebracht. Einziger Minuspunkt ist, dass das Ende etwas schnell und verhältnismäßig oberflächlich kam. Dennoch ist es definitiv ein großartiges Buch, das ich auf jeden Fall auch ein zweites Mal lesen werde!

Darius the Great is not okay
von Miss.mesmerized am 26.08.2018
Bewertet: Einband: gebundene Ausgabe

Darius Kellner has never really fit in into Chapel Hill High-School, not just because he is half-Persian but also because of his depression which makes it hard for him to make friends. When is grandfather gets seriously ill, his whole family is flying to Yazd for the first time: his father, whom he considers an “Übermensch” beca... Darius Kellner has never really fit in into Chapel Hill High-School, not just because he is half-Persian but also because of his depression which makes it hard for him to make friends. When is grandfather gets seriously ill, his whole family is flying to Yazd for the first time: his father, whom he considers an “Übermensch” because he is perfect in every respect, his beloved mother and his 8-year-old sister Laleh. Even though Iran is much less different from his home than expected, Darius, or Darioush as he is called there, makes masses of new experiences. He finds a good friend in Sohrab, plays football successfully and with fun, he tries out great Persian food and the family relationships somehow shift and allow him another look at how things are between himself and the rest of his family. When he returns, he is not the Darius he was before anymore, a bit of Darioush the Great has come with him to the US and he accepts that at times it is ok just not to be okay. Adib Khoram’s novel presents a very different perspective on many things we know from novels. First of all, it is not an immigrant who comes to the US and has to adjust, but vice versa, an American boy, who even though he has a Persian mother is not speaking any Farsi, who discovers a country and its people of the Middle East. Khoram doesn’t play on clichés here, luckily, Darius does not come with too many ideas about his mother’s native country and enters it rather open-mindedly. Additionally, Darius is at the age where he could have his first girl-friend, but it is not a girl he meets and falls for, but a boy with whom he makes friends. And thirdly, the novel does not present a happy-end where everything is cured and everyone is fine. Darius still suffers from depression and has to fight for every little step in his life. Just travelling to Iran and back does not change everything. I really enjoyed reading to book. Most of all because it gave a lot of interesting insight in the life in Iran, but also because it doesn’t pretend that life is easy and that everything can be fixed. None of the characters is perfect, they all make mistakes and they all feel awkward at times. In this respect, it is very authentic and convincing. I think it is great for teenagers who struggle with fitting in since the main message for me was that we all at times feel like outsiders and it is absolutely ok, not to fit in and to feel sad at times.


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