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Love, Hate and Other Filters, Ahmed, Samira

Love, Hate and Other Filters

Authors: Ahmed, Samira
Publisher: Soho Press
BISAC/Subject: YAF052020, YAF014000, YAF051140
ISBN: 9781616958480, Related ISBNs: 1616958472, 1616958480, 1616959991, 9781616958473, 9781616958480
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis: 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.

 
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 pursuing a boy she’s known from afar since grade school.

But 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 are consumed with fear, bigotry, and hatred. Ultimately, Maya must find the strength within to determine where she truly belongs.

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