Moon at Nine

Paperback | April 1, 2014

byDeborah Ellis

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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.

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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...

Deborah Ellis is the internationally acclaimed author of more than twenty books for children and young people, most of which explore themes of social justice and courage. A peace activist, feminist, and humanitarian, Deborah has won many national and international awards for her books, including the Governor General's Award, the Ruth S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.6 × 0.6 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927485592

ISBN - 13:9781927485590

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compelling Characters and Story Fifteen year-old main character Farrin isn't that cliche misunderstood but worthy character that chokes children's literature sometimes. Instead she's acerbic in her intelligence and dislike for authority especially her mother–– perhaps a bit spoiled and self absorbed too. When she befriends Sadira, she becomes a better person caring not just for Sadira but also her causes. When friendship turns into love, the plot takes a sad hard twist. Because it's based on a true story, the ending is even more poignant.
Date published: 2014-07-08

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This novel for teens at their formative age exposes the persecution gay lovers face worldwide today. - Skipping Stones Magazine - 20141001