Yes, No, Maybe So written by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed is a story about how two individuals with different personalities come together to work on political matters. The two main characters, Jamie Goldberg and Maya Rehman spend a lot of time together and eventually fall for each other. Jamie is shy while Maya is outgoing so they balance each other out extremely well. Jamie and Maya navigate cross-cultural relationships and discover much about themselves as the book further develops.
I would give this book a five out of five-star rating. It does an extremely fantastic job of capturing diversity, highlighting activism, and offering a swoon-worthy romance. My favorite line from the book is when Jamie, “turns quickly back to the tangelo display, cheeks burning as I grab one from the bottom of the pyramid” (Albertalli, Saeed 3). This is my favorite line because it showcases the innocence of Jamie’s action after catching Maya’s eye. It shows how flustered Jamie feels after making eye contact with Maya. I would recommend this book to lovers of the romance genre. This book offers Jamie’s and Maya’s points of view which I appreciate. Sometimes I want to know what the other love interest is feeling/thinking and I’m able to explore both worlds in this wonderfully crafted novel.
Availability: Electronically and in the Library
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewed by: Luna (15)