Sarah Dessen meets Abigail Hing Wen in this heartwarming romantic comedy starring Nasrin Mahdavi, an Iranian-American college freshman who's a triple threat on Broadway—but who's living a double life.
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About The Book:
Title: A WHOLE SONG AND DANCE
Author: Sarvenaz Tash
Pub. Date: April 4, 2023
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Sarah Dessen meets Abigail Hing Wen in this heartwarming romantic comedy starring Nasrin Mahdavi, an Iranian-American college freshman who's a triple threat on Broadway—but who's living a double life. It’s her first semester majoring in musical theater at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, and Nasrin spends her days prepping for auditions, sweating through dance classes, and belting her heart out for the viral streaming show she’s been cast in. But on calls with her maman and baba, she’s the golden child who put her theater dreams aside to follow in their entrepreneurial footsteps as a business major. At least her whole life isn’t a lie—she is taking a single business course. Except she’s kind of failing it. Nasrin needs to bring her grade up fast if she’s going to keep her parents in the dark, so she grudgingly signs up for tutoring with the infuriatingly smug and annoyingly attractive Max. And yet . . . as the semester rushes by, the sparks of anger that first flew between them start to turn into a very different kind of spark. The kind she definitely does not have time for. Except when Nasrin’s charmingly devious cousin takes an interest in Max too, Nasrin has to figure out exactly what has been an act, and what’s for real. Can Nasrin decide what—and who—is truly worth fighting for, and find a way to step into the spotlight as her full self?
I give A Whole Song and Dance ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!
Nasrin is now my new book bestie! She's delightful, witty, and I loved getting to know her. Her story begins with the good news that she got into NYU's Tish School of the Arts but gets caught up in a lie to her parents by inferring she is going to NYU's Stern School for Business. So now, she is living a double life, going to school as a theatre major, yet her parents think she is getting her degree in business. Nasrin has many reminders and plans to tell them the truth but on the way, she bumps into the annoying Max Fletcher, the TA for the statistics class she's taking as an elective, and cover up for her lie.
I loved the dynamics between Max and Nasrin. You can feel the romantic tension from their first meeting and you begin to wonder along with Nasrin, maybe he's not such a bad guy after all. But, in walks in Nasrin's cousin who takes an interest in Max, and soon their relationship gets more interesting.
Sarvenaz Tash does a beautiful job of weaving a funny and wild story that has you laughing and gasping as you discover how Nasrin navigates her way out of a huge lie. I highly recommend A Whole Song and Dance, particularly if you're a fan of FAME and RENT, with a sweet yet humorous outcome.
About Sarvenaz Tash:
Sarvenaz Tash is the author of The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love (an Amazon Best Book of the Year, YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers), A Whole Song and Dance, Virtually Yours, Three Day Summer, The Mapmaker and the Ghost and the co-author of Ghosting: A Love Story and Hollywood Ending (as Tash Skilton). She was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up on Long Island, NY. She received her BFA in Film and Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, which means she got to spend most of college running around and making movies (it was a lot of fun). She has dabbled in all sorts of writing including screenwriting, copywriting, and professional tweeting for the likes of Bravo and MTV. Sarvenaz currently lives in Brooklyn with her family.
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