If You Could Be Mine - Section I: Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

Sara Farizan
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Sahar narrates the story, which takes place in modern day Tehran, Iran. Sahar takes the reader on a quick summary of her life with Nasrin Mehdi. To everyone else, Nasrin is her best friend. As Sahar tells it, she fell in love with her when they were 6, and Nasrin pulled her hair. She wanted Sahar to play dolls with her instead of football with the boys. “Sahar, you will play with me because you belong to me. Only me” (1).

They first kissed when they were 17. There has been a lot more than kissing since then. Unfortunately, they have to keep it a secret. Homosexuality is punishable by death in Iran. An older cousin, Ali, showed her a video of two boys being hung for homosexuality in another town in Iran. Pictures of the Ayatollah are on display throughout the city. It...

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