Waiting on Wednesday | #53


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. If you click on the cover, it will have a link to its Goodreads page. 

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate & Other Filters

It is expected to be released on January 16, 2018, by Soho Teen.

I am so excited for this book. I have heard this book is both funny and serious. I think that is what I needed time to time to help me with my reading slumps. This novel tackles a serious topic and that would be Islamophobia. I love to see teenagers being involved in their passions, in this case, Maya loves doing films. It always is fun to read. I hate it when bad people successful in bring fear when not everyone shares the same feelings as them. I cannot wait to see how the book tackles into that. 

I love the cover. It shows MAYA as MAYA! I love her outfit and how she has her camera with her. The colors work, very simple but it pops at the same time. I also love how typography somehow works with the cover. Yes. Love it.

A searing #OwnVoices coming-of-age debut in which an Indian-American Muslim teen confronts Islamophobia and a reality she can neither explain nor escape — perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Jacqueline Woodson, and Adam Silvera.

Maya Aziz is torn between futures: the one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter (i.e.; staying nearby in Chicago and being matched with a “suitable” Muslim boy), and the one where she goes to film school in New York City — and maybe, just maybe, kisses a guy she’s only known from afar. There’s the also the fun stuff, like laughing with her best friend Violet, making on-the-spot documentaries, sneaking away for private swimming lessons at a secret pond in the woods. But her world is shattered when a suicide bomber strikes in the American heartland; by chance, he shares Maya’s last name. What happens to the one Muslim family in town when their community is suddenly consumed with hatred and fear?


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