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Love, Hate, and Other Filters

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Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.
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Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

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A beautifully written story about love, family, culture, and Islamphobia. Indian and Muslim Maya Aziz and her family lives in a predominantly white town. She loves to make films and wants to attend NYU for filmmaking. Her parents are unaware of her plans, and they have her own plans for her. Maya also has a crush on a white boy, and is friendly to the Hindu and Muslim young man that her parents would love for her to marry. Then a tragic event happens miles away, and the rippling effects threatens Maya and her family, further straining their relationship. Love and hate are far more complicated when cultures clash, fear, racism, bigotry, and phobias permeate. ( )
  AdwoaCamaraIfe | Aug 22, 2021 |
teen fiction (Indian-American Muslim teen protagonist, #ownvoices)
More, please. I liked that this also included a perspective from a less strict Muslim male (some Muslim families do partake in alcohol in moderation), because obviously one point of view is not going to be able to represent everyone from such a vast faith (and for that reason I am sure there are plenty who will feel they have not been accurately represented).
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  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Although this starts out with a real rom-com feeling, this is a nuanced look at coming of age as a middle-class Muslim Indian-American in modern day America. There are a lot of family and social expectations to navigate, as well as the difficulties of dating and romance.

As mentioned in the blurb, this book includes a terrorist attack and its aftermath. This includes multiple Islamophobic incidents. ( )
  fred_mouse | May 9, 2021 |
This book hits all the right notes and breathes with genuine energy. Love love love.

10.14.2019 update: Samira Ahmed does an excellent job of balancing a compelling romance with contemporary social justice issues. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
Racism is a topic that has become very relevant these days. It doesn't matter if it is called antisemitism, Islamophobia, or homophobia. It hurts because we are all humans that our religion, sexual preference, or color of our skins shouldn't differ us.
Hate will always bring more hate. The way to find a solution is by education and behave the way that you can accept everyone the way they are.
In my opinion, ”Love, Hate & Other Filters” is a book that should be part of the recommended reading lists.
Maya, our main character, has to leave with the culture, religion, and customs that her parents brought with them in India. On the other hand, an American born want to emancipate and leave her dreams and her life. Maya has to cope with the conflict between should and want and looking for a to bridge these worlds. ( )
  AvigailRGRIL | Nov 3, 2020 |
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