Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it's pretty overwhelming--especially when he's also dealing with clinical depression, a disapproving dad, and a chronically anemic social life. In Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, ...

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Title:Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Author:Adib Khorram
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Darius the Great Is Not Okay
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:316 pages pages

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Reviews

  • Thomas
    Sep 16, 2018
    3.5 stars A solid YA novel I would recommend to fans of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda . Darius the Great Is Not Okay did not blow me away, but I appreciated several parts of it, in particular its emphasis on Persian/Iranian culture, its careful portrayal of depression, and its ...
  • Dahlia
    May 30, 2018
    It took me a little while to get into the writing, which is very fourth-wall breaking, but at some point, about the main character's vulnerability and the deep love for the setting and getting to see Iran in a different light from the usual portrayals and the incredible depression rep ...
  • Laura
    Jul 10, 2018
    ?It?s okay not to be okay.? Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram gives readers a look into a world rarely seen in YA fiction. A world I really enjoyed learning about. Persian culture is the star of this book. Foods, stories, traditions, social cues, places, and more ...
  • Larry H
    Sep 25, 2018
    4.5 stars, rounded up. What an enjoyable, sweet, and special book! "What kind of name is Darius Grover Kellner? It was like I was destined to be a target." Darius Kellner calls himself a "Fractional Persian"?his mother is Persian, and he refers to his blonde, Teutonic father...
  • Inge
    Jan 12, 2019
    3.5 stars Took me a second to get into, but god, that depression rep was in-credible. ...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Oct 29, 2018
    I liked this a lot, my rating is somewhere between a 3 and 4 star I'm still deciding. The focus on friendship and anxieties around culture/diaspora was really interesting. I've never read a book set in Iran so that element had me so interested throughout. The depression rep is also...
  • Corey
    Oct 03, 2017
    As I've gotten older, I've developed a curiosity about/longing for connection to my Persian heritage that I didn't have as a younger person. I couldn't tell you where exactly this sudden interest came from, but I have lately found myself following the news about Iran, and asking my gra...
  • Lily ☁️
    Aug 29, 2018
    Malanie said that this book reminds her of me, because it is ?friendship, cleverness, and fluffy wholesomeness, which = Lily?s vibe?, so you bet I?m going to read it!! And if I don?t love this, I might as well crawl into a dark hole somewhere far away from civilization, wh...
  • Em Lost In Books
    Nov 25, 2018
    I used to stay away from YA but this year it's a different story. I have read many YA books this year, so I can safely says that I am not averse this genre as I used to be 2-3 years ago. I saw this book making rounds on my GR home page repeatedly and one fine Saturday I caved in and st...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Sep 14, 2018
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ There are no bells and whistles for this one. Some books don?t need them. Darius the Great Is Not Okay is the story of a young boy who takes a trip to Iran with his family when they discover his grandfather is terminall...
  • C.G. Drews
    Feb 08, 2019
    Oh this was so good. I got so into it that if anyone had asked me what I was doing this weekend, I would've been fully like: "Yes I am just in Iran with Darius this weekend how about you." It was so easy to feel in the story. Darius is biracial Persian/American and since he's visiting ...
  • Lola
    Oct 26, 2018
    I used to believe that the first chapters of a story set the tone for the whole book, but DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY proved me wrong. See, I had trouble picturing the events happening in the first twenty or so pages. I couldn?t picture the characters, settings or figure out the ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Aug 28, 2018
    WOW OKAY I liked this a heckin? ton. This is the first book I?ve ever read with an Iranian mc and I learned so many things about the culture that I never knew before! It was also just really well written and I will without a doubt read everything Khorram publishes in the future. So...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Oct 09, 2018
    Here it is, friends. My 4th five-star rating of 2018: Darius the Great Is Not Okay. Darius the Great Is Not Okay made me cry on the bus and, given its raw and poignant writing, I am not even ashamed of it. - Follows biracial teen Darius, who goes to Iran to visit family he has ne...
  • Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)
    Aug 13, 2018
    I received this ARC from Dial Books via BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way. "It's okay not to be okay." Okay, so this was strangely really relevant to my entire life. And to my family reunion vacation I was on as I read this. C...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    Apr 24, 2019
    A beautiful, understated story of identity and all its different facets. I have no doubt this book will stick with me for a very long time to come. TW: Racism, discussion of weight and diet, fatphobia, depression, discussion of suicide, body shaming ...
  • Romie
    Sep 05, 2018
    ?You're okay,? he murmured. ?No. I'm not.? ?I know.? He rubbed my back up and down. ?It's okay not to be okay.? I was a bit scared going into this book, because what if I ended up being the only human being not liking it? But, fortunately for me, I ended up really ...
  • Kai
    Aug 01, 2018
    "Suicide isn't the only way you can lose someone to depression." Darius the Great Is Not Okay and neither am I. I will rave about this book. A lot. I have so many good things to say about it that I need to gather my thoughts before I can write a coherent review. This book took my...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Aug 29, 2018
    So who else read this title and immediately thought ?big mood?? also, am I the only one getting so many Ari & Dante vibes from this book?? ...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Aug 18, 2018
    Actual Rating: 4.5 stars *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review* TW: Bullying, fatshaming, depression, terminal illness, death. Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders Darius the Great is Not Okay, and I don't t...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Mar 21, 2018
    It's been longer than normal since I've read a book in one sitting. And god, this one is certainly a one-sitting read. Filled to the brim with heart, Khorram's debut shines on every single page. It made me laugh and cry within one scene. This was my most anticipated 2018 release and it...
  • abby
    Jul 17, 2018
    Darius Kellner isn't sure he fits in anywhere. At school, he's the Fractional Persian, the kid who sticks out as being just a bit different. At home, he struggles to connect with his dad, who is Zero Persian but rather a blond Teutonic ideal. He doesn't speak Farsi like his mom and lit...
  • Katie B
    Jul 02, 2018
    Darius Kellner is what he likes to call a Fractional Persian as his mother was born and raised in Iran but his dad is white. Although he has a nightly ritual of watching Star Trek reruns with his father, the rest of the time Darius feels like he is a big disappointment to his dad. The ...
  • Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy
    Sep 23, 2018
    This book is absolutely beautiful. It a fantastic look at the effects of depression not just on the person going through it but on the people around them too. "Suicide isn't the only way you can lose someone to depression." Truer words were never spoken. Dante and his father had...
  • Eloise
    Sep 09, 2018
    This was absolutely not what I thought it would be... But it doesn't mean it was bad (I think?). For some reason I picked it up thinking it would be an m/m romance. It isn't. And I am stating this straight away because I was led to believe it was, and i felt almost disappointed whe...
  • mina reads™️
    Dec 13, 2018
    3.5 stars This was a super solid YA contemporary and I really enjoyed it. It deals with mental health, cultural identity, toxic masculinity and complex relationships between family members. If you?d be interested in seeing more of my thoughts check out my latest video where I do a ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Mar 29, 2018
    4.5 stars This book did not let me down at all. I've been so excited for Darius the Great Is Not Okay for longer than I can remember, and this turned out to be just as stellar as I thought it would be! I mean, one of the greatest things about this book is that Khorram knows hi...
  • Saajid Hosein
    Feb 07, 2019
    This was pretty good. Very slow, and character driven, so if that's not your thing then I'd give it a pass, but shit - the tears were real. ...
  • Kiera
    Mar 23, 2019
    5 stars. Summary from Goodreads Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it's pretty overwhelming--especially when he's also dealing with clinical depressio...
  • may ➹
    May 31, 2018
    ?It?s okay not to be okay.? The first thing you should know about Darius the Great is Not Okay is that it actually made me cry (which doesn?t happen frequently). It was hilarious, and heartbreaking, and gorgeous. I saw so much of myself in Darius, and each time I put the b...