It was ok but I didn‘t really love it. I didn‘t hate it. I liked seeing a glimpse into this girls life but I wish it were a little different.
Got from library and started reading today.
Genre: Young adult fiction
Date Started: November 2, 2019
Date Finished: November 27, 2019
How did you choose this book: The book caught my eye when I was looking at books in Chapters.
Summary: Maya Aziz faces challenges as a Muslim American. She tries to pursue her dreams and fall in love with who she wants to, all while trying to be the perfect Indian daughter.
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I really liked the cultural aspects of this book. There were some really interesting things that I felt like I learned while reading and the characters were fun. I felt like it was a bit disjointed and slow in parts and very predictable. It‘s a good quick read for a YA audience, but I think it could have been done better and brought together better.
Maya is a h.s.senior; she's also an American Indian & Muslim. Her parents came to the U.S. from India. Maya is torn between being the daughter her parents want & expect her to be & her own dreams - go to NYU to study film and to date a h.s. non-native Muslim. Interspersed in the story are snippets of an event outside anyone's control - a terrorist attack that leads to hate crimes directed toward Maya and her parents.
DROP EVERYTHING AND READ THIS BOOK!!!
A young American born girl, who is also Indian Muslim, must fight bigotry and her overprotective parents to live her dream - to go to NYU and study film.
Maya frets over young love while an abused skinhead prepares a terrorist attack which propels more hatred and attacks on her family.
Being a mom of a teen, I can understand the lengths Maya's parents make to keep her safe .
It is just an amazing book.
I don‘t know if I‘m just not in the mood for YA. This hovered between a pick and a so-so. Interesting subject matter, didn‘t resolve in a cheesy way, believable family dynamic, but I also didn‘t much care what happened. It could just be me though.
(I figured out the answer to my earlier question though! Within the book click “go to” and choose “cover” rather than a chapter.)
Kindle‘s first outing!
Can anyone tell me how to show the cover of the book I‘m reading? All I‘ve figured out how to do is get books from the library and read them. I don‘t understand anything else on this thing. (Yes I am a 110 year old Luddite)
📸Examines anti-Islamic rhetoric that's YA friendly.
📸Cute romance that doesn't follow toxic tropes.
📸Empowering female friendships.
📸Familial conflicts w/multi-cultural identity that's genuine.
📸Snarky, independent MC who's inspiring as she is fallible.
📸Illustrates MC's American identity as NOT making her less than as a brown, SA, Muslima (i.e.: doesn't depict her with “White filter.“)
📸Simple prose w/ film-esque similes.
Starting a new book this Saturday morning. Another weekend where I wake up too early but then again I get to enjoy the peace and quiet downstairs. This morning, some homemade baguette with butter and kaya (coconut jam). The 5yo and I were listening to Mercy Watson yesterday and Mercy Watson (who is a pig btw) loves hot buttered toast and we just thought that was hilarious. But it made me want some hot buttered toast.
I loved this book. It really put into perspective social issues going on in America now. The fear that has infiltrated our homes and has caused us to treat people differently. I love maya's determination but also her sweetness. She reminds me of my best friend who is also Indian but grew up hindu. I think this is an important book to read as well. I'm glad I did.
I DID IT!!!!!! It only took me three years of participating but I finally did it!!! Being new to the Samsung world I of course accidentally reset my timer yesterday but thankfully had taken a picture of my time.before that happened. So after doing the math in my head I finished at 24 hours and 14 mins!!!! #24in48 @24in48
SO GOOD. Definitely a book everyone needs to read. Bigotry, racism, and Islamphobia is not gone from America, unfortunately. With today‘s political leadership especially, it is alive even more so, and thus the evermore stronger need for us resist and stand up for what is Right, Pure, and Just.
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I just finished this #LitsyBuddyRead. I liked the premise of the story, but felt like it wasn't as well-developed as it could have been. Maya is a Muslim-American who has to deal with the cultural expectations of her parents, who came to America from India. Maya wants to choose who she dates, where she goes to college, & her career path. Her parents don't agree. Unfortunately, she also has to deal with racism directed at her & her family. @Jess7
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teenager and aspiring filmmaker, shows us what it‘s like to exist in her overbearing family, and in America, where ignorance often reins supreme. I read this rather quickly because I loved the teen life aspect, but I thought the way the “horrific crime” was presented made the book feel disjointed. I liked the story, but not the style.
Hey Litsy Buddy Readers! It‘s been a hectic month, but this is just a reminder that our first discussion of our December read will be held tomorrow at 3 pm EST.
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Maya Aziz is a Muslim American teenager just trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life after high school. She finally has everything figured out when an event she had nothing to do with derails all her plans and she has to learn how to deal with the hatred of other people's actions. My heart broke for Maya and everything she had to deal with. Thanks @CoffeeNBooks for sending me this book. I really enjoyed it. Powerful message!
I came home with a surprise Amazon package today. Harper thank you so much for the books and chocolate. I almost bought both books a couple of days ago. It was so sweet of you to think of me!
Who is planning to join me in December for the FINAL #LitsyBuddyRead of 2018? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ This book is only 276 pages, but I‘ve heard it packs in a lot to discuss! 🤗
Comment and let me know if you‘re in! I‘ll be putting together the reading schedule this week. If you‘re planning to start it now, just know we will divide the book roughly in half so that we can have two Sunday discussions.
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This wasn‘t quite what I expected, but in a good way. This is a nice coming of age story that would be great for your teen who is trying to find their niche in life. Everything in it is a little rosy, but that‘s not the worst thing in the world. Check out the full review on Goodreads:
YA books for my library science class. All of them were amazing but I think that Love, Hate and Other Filters is one that I have heard less about and it deserves good buzz. I loved the way it depicted everyday life in America for an everyday Muslim family. I also loved the positive interracial relationship in it.
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So torn. Love seeing a Muslim teen as MC, and the spotlight on Islamophobia. I love that Maya is into filmmaking and has such passion for it. But other than her camera it seemed the only thing she thought about was boys. She IDs as Muslim but shows no adherence to the faith (which some Muslim reviewers have expressed frustration with). & I was bothered by the arc around the terrorist. BUT still think it‘s an important story in some aspects. 3/5 ⭐️