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“Sassy, smart, informative, endearing, Sara Saedi’s memoir reveals the very human face behind the labels and stereotypes. This is a memoir that will win your heart and make you see immigration as truly the best way to make America great.”
-JULIA ALVAREZ, award-winning author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, Return to Sender, and Before We Were Free
“Sara Saedi has written a memoir about being Iranian and being American, but most importantly, about being human. She describes her experiences with such bold specificity that they become instantly universal, and in the process gives poignant and hilarious voice to the immigrant experience.”
-ABDI NAZEMIAN, award-winning author of The Authentics and The Walk-In Closet
“This is a book for anyone who’s had acne. If you’ve never had acne, you probably can’t read. You’ve never needed to.”
-ROB THOMAS, creator of Veronica Mars and co-creator of iZombie
“The descriptions of her family are vibrant and hilarious, and her approach to her Iranian heritage blends deep affection and familial exasperation.”
-Bulletin, starred review
“Very funny but never flippant, Saedi mixes ’90s pop culture references, adolescent angst and Iranian history into an intimate, informative narrative that thoroughly defies current divisive views on immigration.”
-Jennifer Hubert Swan, New York Times Book Review 
“Hilarious, heartwarming, and brutally honest, this timely memoir gives hope and encourages important dialogue.”
-SANDHYA MENON, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi
“Riveting, urgent, and laugh-out-loud funny, Americanized is an effervescent and thrilling memoir about the travails of adolescence, the pain of keeping a secret, and the quest to find belonging. Sara Saedi is Judy Blume for a new generation.”
-ADITI KHORANA, author of The Library of Fates and Mirror in the Sky
“With gumption, Saedi draws from her American-ness and Iranian-ness for a successful depiction of immigrant life in the U.S.: a must-read.”
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This irresistible and timely memoir is hard to put down.”
-Booklist, starred review
“This book will keep readers fully entertained while pushing them to deeper cultural understandings. VERDICT A must-purchase for memoir collection.”
School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for NEVER EVER

“An edgy thrill ride to an island where no one over age 17 resides or survives… a cleverly repackaged Peter Pan for teens, with characters and subplots that beg for a sequel.”
-School Library Journal
“Saedi, in her debut novel, creates an original, fantastical world for her lost children… Fans of Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series will love this dark version of another childhood tale. A cliff-hanger ending promises more strange adventures ahead.”
-VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
“A shocking twist awaits, the reader, giving this just enough to separate it from other Peter Pan offshoots.”