Author: Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
Release date: February 4, 2020
Book details: Standalone
Ratting: FIVE STARS
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.
Jamie 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 Maya.
Maya 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 her.
Going 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.
Yes No Maybe So is a story about two teenagers who want to make a change in their community. They believe that they can make a difference with their actions.
Maya is a teenager who feels that she is alone because her parents are separate and her best friend is too busy to hang out with her. She hates changes and she felt that her world is changing. But she had the patience with her parents to come to talk to her about their family and resolve their problems. I love how Maya’s parents worked together to make Maya’s life easier and Maya needed them, both of them were there for her. Because Maya doesn’t have plans for the summer, her mother purposes her to go canvas for Rossum and she accepts.
“Some people are meant to change history. And some people are meant to change out of their vomity interview clothes.”
Jamie is a sweet guy but he is awkward and this summer he had to talk with people and to convince people that they had to vote with Rossum. He wants to become one day a politician and for that, he needs to learn to talk with people and to let go of his shyness.
Jamie and Maya got paired together to go canvas for Rossum and they get to spent time together. They become friends and Maya confides in Jamie her problems and Jamie listens to her and gives her his attention. Maya helped Jamie to have the courage to talk with strangers.
They have the same problems with racism and they wanted to show people that it’s not alright to judge someone because of their religion. They really believed in their candidate and that he can make a change in the right direction.
“We might give it our all and crash and burn. But we might win. We might actually change things. And that maybe makes it still worth going for, don’t you think?”
I love Yes No Maybe So because this book gave me hope that we can make a change. I think everyone should read this book because it’s about change and you can make a change with your vote and your implication in your community, it’s about racism, about family and friendship and love. Yes No Maybe So is amazing.
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About Becky Albertalli