Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card is an informative yet fun book about being an illegal immigrant in the United States. Sara Saedi writes a memoir about being in the country illegally, while also struggling with your average teenager problems. It tells the story of her life through the years, with real excerpts from her childhood diary. Each chapter is a well written tangent about an experience in her life. Saedi shares her story full of ups and downs on her journey to get a green card.
This book is perfect for anyone who knows about the Iranian culture, or is part of an Iranian family. It’s relatable for Persians, but everything is also very clearly explained if you aren’t. Americanized is funny and sad, from prom and boys to living illegally in America. Saedi explains all the rules and warnings and of being an illegal immigrant in America. I learned a lot while also being thoroughly entertained. I loved how she included “Frequently Asked Questions”, usually about being an immigrant or an Iranian stereotype. Her life is interesting to read about. Her and her family go through so many adventures, some good and some bad. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a link to the Iranian style of life, and/or wants to learn more about the process and struggles of illegal immigrants. Saedi perfectly sums up breaking the law while just wanting a boyfriend and nice eyebrows.