Yes No Maybe So – Book Review

Book: Yes, No, Maybe, So

Authors: Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Published: 4 February, 2020


Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. 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 canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.

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.


The story is simple, sweet, heart warming and at the same time eye opening. The book not only beautifully paints love and friendship but also gives us a reminder the importance of freedom and identity. I loved to see how two publicly shy people grow together and nudge each other to become the voices of change.

My Rating: 4/5 🌟

P.S. I had revived a digital review copy in exchange of an honest review. Thank you Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss plus.

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