From New York Times best-selling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed comes a heart-warming, hilarious story about the power of love and resistance.
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state candidate - as long as he’s behind the scenes. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes...until he meets Maya.
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is cancelled, her parents are separating and now her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing - with some awkward guy she hardly knows....
Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer - and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.
A spoiler filled review of a great book.
I loved this book. I loved seeing a mulism girl as the main protagonist. There not enough representation out there. Same for the other main protagonist being Jewish. I live in a country that have little to no Judaism. Therefor all I know about it is from book and TV. It's the reason why representation is so vitally important.
Let me follow that up with me saying that I went in to this book assuming it would be way gayer than it was. I come to expect a level of gayness from Becky Albertallis books. Which disappointed me to a degree. The representation of LGBTQ+ in Albertallis books is the reason she is my favourite author.
I loved that politics was the main focus of this book. I have been a youth in politics. You can feel very helpless, specially when the issues directly effects you, but you're not even old enough to vote. I know the feeling of doing everything, working as hard as possible and still feel like everything didn't work out, you lost the election. I love that this ended like that, it's SO true to reality.
Lastly and this is not even remotely important, but it is. I love that I have never read a Becky Albertalli book that hasn't at least one reference to Harry Potter and I love that about her.
I loved this book. I have never read anything by Aisha Saeed before, so I know what I'll do today. Everyone should read this book, it's so relevant in today's political climate.