Love, Hate & Other Filters

Love, Hate & Other Filters

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. American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There?s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending A searing #OwnVoices coming-of-age debut in which an Indian-American Muslim teen confronts Islamophobia and a reali...

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Title:Love, Hate & Other Filters
Author:Samira Ahmed
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Love, Hate and other Filters
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:281 pages pages

Love, Hate & Other Filters Reviews

  • Sarvenaz Tash
    Apr 23, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

    Erm, well. I?m pretty confused about my feelings towards this one. On one hand, I loved the realistic representation of family and friendship (the heroine has a solid girl-friendship that reminds me so much of my own BFF). On the other hand, the romance was way over-done, and the rea...

    The Hate U Give meets Jenny Han. Yes, really. ...

    I recieved an arc via a twitter giveaway for anyone who was Muslim, Indian and lit. Well the last part wasn't specified, but should be understood. Review coming on my channel. ...

    [review first posted on younicorn reads] SIX STARS this is one of the most important books i have ever read. i can?t even begin to describe how much i loved it. not only it was real, it was also fun and captivating. and it now holds an important place in my heart. LOVE, HATE...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters hit so close to home, it sometimes hurt to read. I laughed at Maya's wry observations and wept at her profound ones; this book is a searing, honest portrait of what it really means to be a Muslim American teen loyal to two cultures and figuring out how to...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Dec 14, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

  • Bailey
    Jun 11, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

    Erm, well. I?m pretty confused about my feelings towards this one. On one hand, I loved the realistic representation of family and friendship (the heroine has a solid girl-friendship that reminds me so much of my own BFF). On the other hand, the romance was way over-done, and the rea...

    The Hate U Give meets Jenny Han. Yes, really. ...

  • jv poore
    Jan 03, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

  • Heather 'Bookables'
    Jan 15, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Mar 11, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

    Erm, well. I?m pretty confused about my feelings towards this one. On one hand, I loved the realistic representation of family and friendship (the heroine has a solid girl-friendship that reminds me so much of my own BFF). On the other hand, the romance was way over-done, and the rea...

  • Larry H
    Jan 17, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Jan 31, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

    Erm, well. I?m pretty confused about my feelings towards this one. On one hand, I loved the realistic representation of family and friendship (the heroine has a solid girl-friendship that reminds me so much of my own BFF). On the other hand, the romance was way over-done, and the rea...

    The Hate U Give meets Jenny Han. Yes, really. ...

    I recieved an arc via a twitter giveaway for anyone who was Muslim, Indian and lit. Well the last part wasn't specified, but should be understood. Review coming on my channel. ...

    [review first posted on younicorn reads] SIX STARS this is one of the most important books i have ever read. i can?t even begin to describe how much i loved it. not only it was real, it was also fun and captivating. and it now holds an important place in my heart. LOVE, HATE...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters hit so close to home, it sometimes hurt to read. I laughed at Maya's wry observations and wept at her profound ones; this book is a searing, honest portrait of what it really means to be a Muslim American teen loyal to two cultures and figuring out how to...

    Get your wallets out and pre-order (or put it on hold from your library) if you haven't already. Full review to come. UPDATE: Full review, first published on The Shrinkette. Thanks so much to Edelweiss and Soho Teen for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ...

    This was such a cute, diverse contemporary that also didn't shy away from the harder topics like Islamophobia, racism and the pressure of parental expectations. I loved the Indian representation and the overbearing/caring parents, discussions of arranged marriages and cultural practice...

  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Oct 16, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

  • C.G. Drews
    Nov 30, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

  • Lola
    Feb 03, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

  • Janani
    Jan 14, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

    Erm, well. I?m pretty confused about my feelings towards this one. On one hand, I loved the realistic representation of family and friendship (the heroine has a solid girl-friendship that reminds me so much of my own BFF). On the other hand, the romance was way over-done, and the rea...

    The Hate U Give meets Jenny Han. Yes, really. ...

    I recieved an arc via a twitter giveaway for anyone who was Muslim, Indian and lit. Well the last part wasn't specified, but should be understood. Review coming on my channel. ...

    [review first posted on younicorn reads] SIX STARS this is one of the most important books i have ever read. i can?t even begin to describe how much i loved it. not only it was real, it was also fun and captivating. and it now holds an important place in my heart. LOVE, HATE...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters hit so close to home, it sometimes hurt to read. I laughed at Maya's wry observations and wept at her profound ones; this book is a searing, honest portrait of what it really means to be a Muslim American teen loyal to two cultures and figuring out how to...

    Get your wallets out and pre-order (or put it on hold from your library) if you haven't already. Full review to come. UPDATE: Full review, first published on The Shrinkette. Thanks so much to Edelweiss and Soho Teen for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Ava
    Oct 21, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

  • Warda
    May 27, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

  • ilsa ➹
    Sep 22, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

  • Laura
    Jun 09, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    Oct 20, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

  • The Bookavid
    Sep 28, 2016

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

  • Romie
    Apr 05, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Jan 28, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    Feb 17, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Nov 04, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    Jul 15, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

  • Maha
    Oct 09, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

    Erm, well. I?m pretty confused about my feelings towards this one. On one hand, I loved the realistic representation of family and friendship (the heroine has a solid girl-friendship that reminds me so much of my own BFF). On the other hand, the romance was way over-done, and the rea...

    The Hate U Give meets Jenny Han. Yes, really. ...

    I recieved an arc via a twitter giveaway for anyone who was Muslim, Indian and lit. Well the last part wasn't specified, but should be understood. Review coming on my channel. ...

    [review first posted on younicorn reads] SIX STARS this is one of the most important books i have ever read. i can?t even begin to describe how much i loved it. not only it was real, it was also fun and captivating. and it now holds an important place in my heart. LOVE, HATE...

  • Kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Nov 18, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

  • Fuzaila
    Jan 07, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

  • Saajid Hosein
    Dec 16, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

    Erm, well. I?m pretty confused about my feelings towards this one. On one hand, I loved the realistic representation of family and friendship (the heroine has a solid girl-friendship that reminds me so much of my own BFF). On the other hand, the romance was way over-done, and the rea...

    The Hate U Give meets Jenny Han. Yes, really. ...

    I recieved an arc via a twitter giveaway for anyone who was Muslim, Indian and lit. Well the last part wasn't specified, but should be understood. Review coming on my channel. ...

  • Attack Salmon
    Nov 30, 2017

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Islamophobia, racism, threats, white supremacy, hate crimes The minute I heard about this book my excitement for it went through the roof and I moved Heaven and earth to get access to it. I even offered a limb or two ...

    ?Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? I read a few reviews before writing my own, just to see if I were the only one who enjoyed this book but didn't adore it. I honestly thought it was good ...

    Books about islamophobia are so important and I'm so happy that this is a thing. I'm not so happy about the release date. Oh boy, that's far away! ...

    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible. Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passion Sometimes, it feel...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way changes my review. Somehow, this novel managed to be the perfect balance of cutesy fluff while still tackling important issues. LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is a coming-of-age YA n...

    I'm just... Samira, what did you just do to my feelings?! I needed a few days to digest all of my thoughts for this one together and come back with a (somewhat) helpful review for everyone to read. The novel follows seventeen year old Maya, a Muslim girl who aspires to go to a prestigi...

    Erm, well. I?m pretty confused about my feelings towards this one. On one hand, I loved the realistic representation of family and friendship (the heroine has a solid girl-friendship that reminds me so much of my own BFF). On the other hand, the romance was way over-done, and the rea...

    The Hate U Give meets Jenny Han. Yes, really. ...

    I recieved an arc via a twitter giveaway for anyone who was Muslim, Indian and lit. Well the last part wasn't specified, but should be understood. Review coming on my channel. ...

    [review first posted on younicorn reads] SIX STARS this is one of the most important books i have ever read. i can?t even begin to describe how much i loved it. not only it was real, it was also fun and captivating. and it now holds an important place in my heart. LOVE, HATE...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters hit so close to home, it sometimes hurt to read. I laughed at Maya's wry observations and wept at her profound ones; this book is a searing, honest portrait of what it really means to be a Muslim American teen loyal to two cultures and figuring out how to...

    Get your wallets out and pre-order (or put it on hold from your library) if you haven't already. Full review to come. UPDATE: Full review, first published on The Shrinkette. Thanks so much to Edelweiss and Soho Teen for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ...

    This was such a cute, diverse contemporary that also didn't shy away from the harder topics like Islamophobia, racism and the pressure of parental expectations. I loved the Indian representation and the overbearing/caring parents, discussions of arranged marriages and cultural practice...

    * Mild Spoilers * and I added more to my pre review I would say this book is actually better than Saints and Misfits. It has a clear and concise plot and progression. With Saints and Misfits u can't really know what is the point of the book, it was more meant to flash you the everyd...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Jan 13, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...

    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be co...

    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators" "You're pretty good at it" "Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is th...

    ? 4 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the first book I started in 2018 that I wasn?t carrying over from 2017, and it was a great read to ease me into the year. Love, Hate & Other Filters is being marke...

  • Tan Markovic
    Jan 28, 2018

    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's part...

    UPDATE 18/2/18 - I see many of you chanced upon this book looking for a good Muslim rep. I did too. But this book was far from it. I have added some recommendations at the end of the review for those who are looking for good Muslim reps. BELIEVE ME, this is not the book you're looking ...

    I was anticipating this release. Islamophobia is so present in our society today that I find it important to have teen books with Muslim main characters that can give us their opinion on the issue and make us understand how they feel living in a world in which they are often seen as ?...

    "I guess I don't know how to live the life I want and still be a good daughter." Maya Aziz is a 17-year-old high school senior, the American-born daughter of Muslim Indians. Her mother expects her to be the perfectly obedient daughter, intelligent and demure, ready to head to colleg...

    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestl...

    When I initially heard about this book and the attention it was getting, I was excited. I mean, finally, we have books where a Muslim is our main character. I really did enjoy this book. I loved that Maya was adamant on pursuing her passion. I understood the suffocation she felt wh...

    Gosh, I don?t know where to begin. I already know this book will be on my top books of 2018. I feel like this is one of those books that has changed how I see the world a little bit. That taught me things. I fell in love with Maya?s character immediately. I wanted to be her best...

    3.75 We follow Maya who is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of attending NYU fall short because her parents are afraid of her being away from home. Maya is a Indian American Muslim teen and loves her country. Then one day an attack happens in another state and the person respon...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within...

    This book was brilliant. It gave me so many feelings, it made m happy, hopeful, sad, angry. There was so much cuteness, but it was also so heartbreaking at the same time, and it makes me really sad because things that happen in this book, some people actually go through everyday. And...

    I so wanted to love Love, Hate & Other Filters and I do see the importance in the story. I only wish it wasn't filled with all the extra fluff and insta-love that only distracts from the actual topics at hand. And I was excited to see an Indian-American Muslim teen as the star of ...

    First and foremost, this book is exquisitely authored. Beautiful, not in a flowery, colorful sort of way; but rather in a raw, natural, simple-yet-stunning kind of way. And so, a snap-shot of Maya?s senior year: dating, spring break, planning for college?as an Indian Muslim America...

    This story broke and warmed my heart in equal parts. Maya Aziz is an Indian-American Muslim whose ultimate dream is to go to study at NYU and eventually become a filmmaker. Her parents? ultimate dream for her is very different, however. The story shows Maya?s struggle between wa...