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Down and Across - Arvin Ahmadi

A young adult novel by Arvin Ahmadi.

A view of life -

lived by the kind of young people I see every week.

The main character

is Saakeet/Scott

whose parents have taken great care to guide his life towards success.

He is expected to intern in a laboratory during his summer break

while his parents travel home to Iran.


He goes looking for "grit."

He meets an interesting spectrum of people,

builds quality relationships

manages in adversity

There is adventure

a foundation of healthy honesty

and love.