Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate & Other Filters

A searing #OwnVoices coming-of-age debut in which an Indian-American Muslim teen confronts Islamophobia and a reality she can neither explain nor escape--perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Jacqueline Woodson, and Adam Silvera.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 wit...

Details Love, Hate & Other Filters

TitleLove, Hate & Other Filters
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
PublisherSoho Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary

Reviews Love, Hate & Other Filters

  • ilsa ➹
    So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character.IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's partly because there is actually so little of them and that's a problem!So when this sweet little book arrived from the publishers in the mail a few weeks ago I couldn't ...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    This was basically a 50/50 split between fluffy romance feels and a very personal look at racism and hate crimes. I think it was a great balance because it full on tackles some heavy topics, plus it's an #ownvoices author and I think it's amazing and needed! My only problem was honestly the just didn't work for me on any level lmao but remember I am basically an unfeeling bucket.I know this book is super important to a lot of people!...
  • kat ♡
    i just want to state first that i'm not muslim, nor do i know enough about the religion to say if samira ahmed did this book justice, that is the only reason i have rated it 4 stars currently, i may change this once i have read other people's reviews on that aspect.for me, i feel like this was a very important book to read, and the further i got into it the more i knew that the statement was true, i really enjoyed this book. it was such a captiva...
  •  Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestLOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS seems to be being billed as the Muslim version of Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE. Superficially, they have similar plots: both feature young women of color who, while firmly entrenched within their respective culture, struggle with balancing the "American" part of their heritage when faced with so many contradictions. Also in both books, the girls must reconcile the...
  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    Love, Hate & Other Filters reads like a more serious When Dimple Met Rishi. It is because of its comparison with the latter that I've decided to bump up the rating from 3.5 to 4 stars. The two books, both written by authors of Indian origin (one Hindu, one Muslim), cannot but be compared due to the way they are written and the themes they touch upon. However, if you didn't like Dimple or simply crave more serious topics in contemporary, then you'...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    "You might have heard this before, but guys aren't always the best communicators""You're pretty good at it""Yes" Kareem says, then leans back with both hands behind his head. "I am rather great, aren't I?" Yet again I'm here to praise an ownvoices contemporary novel 2017 is the year for it, so many authors are killing this. LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS was one of my most highly anticipated releases of this year and yet it still managed to impress m...
  • Ava
    Wow. I don't have words to describe this book. Please preorder it so you can experience the magic for yourself. It's incredible.Now that I've had a day to process this book, let's get into some of the things I loved about it. - a protagonist with a passionSometimes, it feels like in YA we have characters that don't really *do* anything... besides talk about their love interest and go to school. Or if they DO have a "passion", it's mentioned once ...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    i just. how did i get so blessed as to read 3 five stars books in a row. This one is particular hit me hard and all in the right places. It started fluffy and brutally turned real and gutting. which is like life to be honest. how one moment can change everything. and i loved how that was displayed in this book. i love this book with every bit of my heart. And i can't explain how or why just yet. i need to collect my thoughts first.RTC!!!
  • Maha Haggouch
    [review first posted on younicorn reads]SIX STARSthis is one of the most important books i have ever read. i can’t even begin to describe how much i loved it. not only it was real, it was also fun and captivating. and it now holds an important place in my heart.LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is about sixteen-years old Maya, whose only wish is to achieve her dreams and kiss a boy, but a terrorist attack comes in the way, and the suspect shares he...