Love, Hate and Other Filters

by Ahmed, Samira (Author)

ISBN: 9781616958473

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian-American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape.

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 college close to their suburban Chicago home, and being paired off with an older Muslim boy her mom deems suitable. And then there is the world of her dreams: going to film school and living in New York City-and maybe (just maybe) pursuing a boy she's known from afar since grade school, a boy who's finally falling into her orbit at school.

There's also the real world, beyond Maya's control. In the aftermath of a horrific crime perpetrated hundreds of miles away, her life is turned upside down. The community she's known since birth becomes unrecognizable; neighbors and classmates alike are consumed with fear, bigotry, and hatred. Ultimately, Maya must find the strength within to determine where she truly belongs.

Story Locale: Chicago, IL

Age Range: From 14 to 0

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Soho Teen, January 2018

Product Dimensions: 8.5 L × 5.8 W × 0 H

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