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READ PDF ¸ Yes No Maybe So ⚺ New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed have crafted a resonant, funny, and memorable story about the power of love and resistance YESJamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate as long as he s behind the scenes When it comes to speaking to strangers or, let s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone , Jamie s a choke artist There s no way he d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes until he meets MayaMaya Rehman s having the worst Ramadan ever Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing with some awkward dude she hardly knows is beyond herYBE SOGoing door to door isn t exactly glamorous, but maybe it s not the worst thing in the world After all, the polls are getting closer and so are Maya and Jamie Mastering local activism is one thing Navigating the cross cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely Uptown Thief funny Little Butterfly Omnibus and memorable story about the power of love and resistance YESJamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate as long as he s behind the scenes When it comes to speaking to strangers or Seedlings of Barro Colorado Island and the Neotropics let s face it سيمبلين (Cymbeline) speaking at all to almost anyone The Christmas Baby Bonus Jamie s a choke artist There s no way he d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes until he meets MayaMaya Rehman s having the worst Ramadan ever Her best friend is too busy to hang out The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology her summer trip is canceled Search the Seven Hills and now her parents are separating Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing with some awkward dude she hardly knows is beyond herYBE SOGoing door to door isn t exactly glamorous Blutsbrüder but maybe it s not the worst thing in the world After all Deutsche Märchen und Sagen the polls are getting closer and so are Maya and Jamie Mastering local activism is one thing Navigating the cross cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely 3.5 stars I was so looking forward to this one and when I saw it was listed as the YA BOTM pick, I ordered it right away and read it immediately I liked it It was a fast paced, addicting read, and I loved both of the main characters The romance aspect, though not the forefront, was great and I enjoyed the writing I did struggle to connect with a lot of the story and it was soooooo heavy on the politics, which while I agree is an important topic, I didn t want to read 400 pages about it I t 3.5 stars I was so looking forward to this one and when I saw it was listed as the YA BOTM pick, I ordered it right away and read it immediately I liked it It was a fast paced, addicting read, and I loved both of the main characters The romance aspect, though not the forefront, was great and I enjoyed the writing I did struggle to connect with a lot of the story and it was soooooo heavy on the politics, which while I agree is an important topic, I didn t want to read 400 pages about it I think it was just my mood that made me not able to get into it, but I still would recommend it as it was a solid YA contemporary Who needs extreme sports when news of new book releases by my favorite authors give meadrenaline than I will ever need for the rest of my life aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa here comes a rant SPOILER WARNING I m talking spoilers for the romantic pairing, NOT the election results but lbr, it s a ya contemp, we all know how the romance ends Identity its really difficult to put my feelings into words because I absolutely DON T want to discount anyone s identity and I m sure the authors didn t mean to bring any harm when writing this book But I m just so tired of popular media pushing One Narrative for muslims the one where Muslim girls chan aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa here comes a rant SPOILER WARNING I m talking spoilers for the romantic pairing, NOT the election results but lbr, it s a ya contemp, we all know how the romance ends Identity its really difficult to put my feelings into words because I absolutely DON T want to discount anyone s identity and I m sure the authors didn t mean to bring any harm when writing this book But I m just so tired of popular media pushing One Narrative for muslims the one where Muslim girls change their identity and beliefs in order to please or be with a white boyand you know what, maybe it represents SOME people, but for me, it s the ONLY representation I m seeing in media for muslimsand it s so FRUSTRATING When you re writing a book about a character who is BOTH POC and a muslim, it s SOSOSOSOSO important that you give BOTH identities the weight they deserve And it SHOULDN T HAVE TO BE SAID but clearly not all brown people are muslims and not all muslims are brown So we have Maya, a Pakistani American Muslim girl, which means both her Pakistani and her Muslim identity SHOULD be given their due respect and I found that because this book was trying to do TOO MANY things and Represent TOO MANY people, it lacked on both aspects And I personally feel like if you can t manage both, then it s better to just handle one of those identities and give it the weight it deserves Not every brown, South Asian girl has to be muslim bc I d rather have one identity well done than have them both unexplored Whilethan half the story LITERALLY takes place during RAMADAN, Maya s religious identity seem to be missing Yes she was fasting by choice, which is so FANTASTIC to see but that s literally the EXTENT of her being a muslim.She isn t well connected with her muslim community, she doesn t have any muslim friends, she doesn t participate in casual islamic practices or restrictions for that matter Aside from her parents and imam Jackson who all play LESS than minor roles in the book there are NO OTHER MUSLIM CHARACTERS WHYYYYYYYYYY The Dating And now we get to the real stuff The whole pre marital relationship bothered me SO MUCH in the way it was handled Maya and her mother had a talk in which they discussed the sacredness of relationshipsYou know, Maya, intimacy is for after marriage I m only saying, kissing and all the rest those are sacred moments between a husband and wifeAnd from what maya tells Jamie later on in the book, she clearly agrees with that sentiment until they fight at leastI can t date you, Jamie Yeah, okay No one dates any I m not talking semantics I mean we can t be together like that It s not going to happen Ever Oh Jamie fell silent It s my parents Jamie I m not allowed to date I should have told you that from the start I m sorry Your parents Jamie repeats Can t you at least own it If you don t want to be with me, don t hide behind your parents You know I m Muslim, don t you So, is it your parents he asks Or is it that you re Muslim Make up your mind, Maya It s both, Jamie It s because of my parents, because we re Muslim Dating is a littlecomplicated for meAnd then once she doesn t have him in her life for a few days, she decides he isimportant to her than air and they proceed to make.out.hONEY NOThis is is this okay It s okay She kisses me Very okay I just want you to know, it s fine if we can t date If this has to be a thing that happened once in Target Seriously Whatever you need this to be I want to be your girlfriend Okay And your parents Do you think they ll be okay with us I don t know Maya gazes up at me I ll figure it out Can we take it slowWHY WHY WHY WHY My last four brain cells really look the leap and jumped out because they couldn t handle this any Literary flaws Aside from the representation issues, I felt the book was long for a contemporary novel It is very heavily focused on politics which I found quite interesting as I know nothing about American politics and the voting system I saw some readers complain that the book took a very clear political side and while it didn t bother me personally, that s definitely something to note if you prefer having a book that remainsneutral in terms of politicsi liked the sentiment of the book, you know, don t be a racist piece of trash, but I found the delivery came off really cheesy sometimesJamie himself is a really sweet, soft, reasonable boy He has a big heart and wants to help save the world and I really liked to see that but at the same time he also felt kind of one dimensional because aside from that and blushing 25 7, he doesn t really have anything else going for him One thing of note that I can say was the best part of the book was the constant Office references I m such a trash fan of that show as most people are and after every reference I just went heart eyes Ugh so gross I know.Okay, that s all I have to offer for this review I m really tired of seeing this same story written for muslim characters and idk when im going to learn my lesson and just STOP picking up these kind of books but hey at least we got a proper review out of it 1.5 stars self sabotage is constantly picking up books that feature muslim representation and hoping that it actually delivers an authentic muslim experience EVEN THOUGH you ve only read books where the characters are eithermoderate muslims by nameor feature white boys liberating muslim girls from their hijab and beliefs wow love that for us EDIT And now that I hear that there is some kind of falling for a non Muslim white boy trope saviour in this, I m not bothering I m BORED and FRUSTRATED with the publishing world constantly choosing to produce one sided narratives of Muslims.I m not even the type that will dismiss a book because of others But this nonsense has happened one too many times So now I have become one of those There s part of me that is gagging for this book and another part of me that is questioning how th EDIT And now that I hear that there is some kind of falling for a non Muslim white boy trope saviour in this, I m not bothering I m BORED and FRUSTRATED with the publishing world constantly choosing to produce one sided narratives of Muslims.I m not even the type that will dismiss a book because of others But this nonsense has happened one too many times So now I have become one of those There s part of me that is gagging for this book and another part of me that is questioning how the faith aspect is going to be handled I m tired of it being inauthentic, wishy washy and westernised, just so that it suits the audience Just so that Muslims are perceived as normal.Keeping my fingers crossed all the same