Review: Yes No Maybe So Is A Cute Novel About Politics, Love, And Religion

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I’m not very keen on romance novels because they usually don’t interest me, but this one definitely had me intrigued. It was slightly cheesy, but wasn’t predictable at all, which I liked. This book kept me fixated because of the cool plot and the agonizing, yet interesting “slowmance”, which was hinted at early in the novel.

In Yes No Maybe So, by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed, a pair of teens start out as friends and turn into lovers while working jobs canvassing for a state senate candidate.

This book is about politics, love, and religion. With a senate race that they believe will determine drastic discriminatory measures in their community, main characters Maya and Jamie fight against the proposed religious injustice while unknowingly falling in love. From sharing their personal experiences to having a romantic dinner, they become more than than friends.

I loved the diversity in this story! It was very eye-opening, and readers will become a bit more educated while reading about both Jewish and Muslim faiths.

I recommend Yes No Maybe So to people who like romance books. It is a enjoyable read that covers important topics like racism, Islamophobia, and antisemitism. I would recomend this book to readers over older than 13. If you have read Nicola Yoon’s novels, you should read this. I reviewed a few of her books, including The Sun Is Also A Star.

Four out of four roses! I was surprised how the book ended, and wish it was shorter because some scenes felt unneccesary, but overall a very good book.

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