Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Book Verdict

Darius the Great Is Not Okay


First Release:

November 2018

ISBN: 9780525552963

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.

Afterword with resources.

  • ISBN: 9780525552963
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Dial
    Page Count: 320
    Trim Size: 8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.7, Points: 10
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.4, Points: 17
    Lexile: Level: HL710L
    Awards & Honors: 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Young Adult
    2019 William C. Morris Award Winner
    2019 Indies Choice Award Finalist, Book of the Year - Young Adult
    Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019
    CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Fiction for Young Adults
    Genre: Fic
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