Yes No Maybe So

Yes No Maybe So

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A book about the power of love and resistance from New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed.


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 crush of the century is another thing entirely.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 147.32 x 215.9 x 38.1mm | 498.95g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0062937049
  • 9780062937049
  • 515,144

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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 SelectionGoodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Young Adult FictionYALSA 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." -- BustleThe 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)
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Review quote

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
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17,329 ratings
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5 25% (4,390)
4 42% (7,257)
3 25% (4,363)
2 6% (997)
1 2% (322)
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