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Yes No Maybe So by [Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed]

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Amal Unbound

A New York Times Bestseller

"Saeed's eloquent, suspenseful, eye-opening tale offers a window into the contemporary practice of indentured servitude and makes a compelling case for the power of girls' education to transform systemic injustice."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Amal narrates, her passion for learning, love for her family, and despair at her circumstance evoked with sympathy and clarity, as is the setting. Inspired by Malala Yousafzai and countless unknown girls like her, Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Written in the Stars

"Movingly conveys the intense cultural pressure that motivates Naila's parents and the heartbreaking betrayal Naila feels as she is deprived of her rights. Wrenching but hopeful story."--Publishers Weekly

"I couldn't put it down."-- Suzanne Fisher Staples, author of Newbery Honor Book Shabanu

"This is a page-turner about love, culture, family--and the perilous journey into womanhood worldwide. I couldn't put it down."--Meg Medina, author of Pura Belpré Author Award winner Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass


What If It's Us

A New York Times Bestseller

An Indie Next List Pick

"Fan-favorites Albertalli and Silvera join forces in this tale of a New York City summer romance. This joyful romance is both sweet and substantial." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Albertalli and Silvera balance cynicism and starry-eyed optimism to paint an honest, compelling picture of adolescent romance. Part feel-good, part star-crossed, this seamless blend of the authors' styles will appeal to fans old and new alike." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Leah on the Offbeat

A New York Times Bestseller

A Rainbow Book List Selection
Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

"Albertalli has a fantastic ear for voice, and it's beautifully on display in Leah's funny, wry, and vulnerable first-person narrative. Everything Albertalli already did so well in Simon she's improved upon here, and fans of the first book will be utterly smitten with Leah." -- ALA Booklist (starred review)

"A subversive take on the coming-of-age romance." --
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Albertalli's latest release continues her penchant for sensitive, insightful writing that gets right to the heart of identity and growth, capturing it all with heartfelt, hilarious emotional clarity." -- Bustle

The Upside of Unrequited

Top Ten Indie Next List Pick

A Rainbow Book List Selection

"Readers will fall in love with this fresh, honest, inclusive look at dating, families, and friendship." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"If you're in the mood for a snappy romance to vicariously bathe you in the pain and elation of first love, Becky Albertalli's
The Upside of Unrequited provides." --

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Longlisted for the National Book Award

2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner

2016 Carnegie Medal Nominee

An Oprah Editor's Pick

"Albertalli paints a stunningly three-dimensional, cliché-free world for Simon that bursts with unforgettable characters. Savor it, because you'll read it for the first time only once. Worthy of Fault in Our Stars-level obsession." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Funny, moving and emotionally wise." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Debut novelist Albertalli writes believably in the voice of a confused, openhearted 16-year-old. Readers will fall madly in love with Simon." --
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

--School Library Journal (starred review) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.


Buoyed by humor, enriched by a colorful supporting cast, and strung through with a charming (and charmingly awkward) romantic subplot, Jamie and Maya's story, their miscommunications, and their true connection will win hearts and inspire action.--Booklist (starred review)

Heartfelt and real on both political and personal fronts, this politically embedded romance tempers realistic anxieties and disappointments with hope.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Albertalli and Saeed unfold a story told in alternating chapters that weaves together timely, relevant, and engaging themes. With topical references to state and national issues . . . this is a warm, beautiful story about relationships' beginnings, endings, and transitions; and the transformative power of local activism."--School Library Journal
(starred review) --This text refers to the library edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07QR7BFJ5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Balzer + Bray (Feb. 4 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3595 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 500 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must YA Read for 2020
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✨ 𝙱𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚁𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠✨
Book: Yes No Maybe So
Author: Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Publication
This book was one of my most awaited read for 2020. I have been eyeing it since the proof-read copies were flooding in the bookstagram community. (I tried contacting @simonandschusterin , but that was a bummer 🥺). I am all in for YA books (my favorite genre 🤭). I also read this book for a prompt in #midyearreadathin by @codingbiblio and @thebibliophilemommy for prompt 3.
#qotd : Who is your fictional crush?
#aotd : Alaska (from Looking For Alaska) and Touka (from Tokyo Ghoul)
Let’s begin with the title, “Yes No Maybe So” this title gives a very intimidating vibe, real catchy, and a feel that the story is about some confused teenagers (relatable to many of us). I first picked this book for the same vibe. But it is not limited to the teenage drama, but covers an important subject.
The story is revolving around Jamie, a shy Jewish boy who is not confident to speak in front of a large audience and is afraid to be humiliated (Again!), and Maya, a Muslim girl whose parents have decided to take a break from each other, and bombarded Maya with the news, and it is hard for her to sink in that feeling. Both of the characters are shown fighting against their demons. There are other characters which I like- Sophie, InstaGramm (Jamie’s Grandma), they keep the story interesting, alive, and funny throughout. Their parents are also a major role in the story, they are supportive and understanding. And I hate Gabe 😑, I legit hate Gabe, he’s kind of self-centered guy.
This book has a lot of political background, actually, the complete story is built upon a local election. Jamie and Maya are volunteering to canvass for the election candidate, Jordan Rossum (Rossum is Awesome!!), and meanwhile how they develop their bond. It kind of gets boring in the beginning because of politics and all but it has a major impact in the end, And the end 🤩, It is fast-paced, you will be turning pages like woosh…woosh..wooshhh really amazing ✨💫, Loved the ending 💞.
Apart from that the way Becky and Aisha have also presented the discrimination faced by many based on their religion. The adversities of being from a different race or religion. And it is discussed very properly, fitting into the story and characters.
There is a romantic drama in the end which makes it a complete YA novel, I ship hard for Jamie and Maya. There are queer relationships also in the book which I really liked. It was easy to relate and understand and the writing style was incredible. It is a two-person narration which was a major reason for the book to turn out amazing and for readers, it became a page-turner.
Qᴜᴏᴛᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀʏ: “I wish I knew why some people keep holding hands and why some people stop.”
~𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗮, 𝗬𝗲𝘀 𝗡𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗲 𝗦𝗼
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