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LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS

Coming January 16, 2018 from Soho Teen

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Seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz can’t wait to graduate from her small town high school. She dreams of studying film in New York City and kissing a boy (or, maybe two). Her parents forbid both. While she wrestles with parental expectations and her own desires, Maya’s world is rocked by a horrifying act of domestic terrorism that ignites an outbreak of Islamophobia that threatens to alter the course of her life forever.

  • An ABA Indies Introduce Pick for Winter/Spring 2018 
  • An ABA Indies Next Top Ten Pick Winter 2017-2018
  • A Spring 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection
  • A Kobo Winter ebook Indie Pick
  • Starred Reviews: Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal

“A heartbreakingly beautiful debut that weaves together the rush of new love, the shock of old hatred, the pressure of protective parents and the culture clash between generations—in other words, a cinematic glimpse into one experience of growing up Muslim in modern America.”

HEIDI HEILIG, AUTHOR OF THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE AND THE SHIP BEYOND TIME

“This smart, heartbreaking, honest debut novel is as timely as it is hopeful. Ahmed tackles weighty issues with thoughtfulness and flair. I was completely swept away.”

SANDHYA MENON, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI

“Love, Hate & Other Filters heralds a dazzling new talent. Samira Ahmed creates a masterful alchemy of heart, humor, profundity, poetry, romance, and humanity. Through the eyes of the richly drawn Maya Aziz, we get a powerful, timely-yet-timeless, and poignant story about the delicate dance of coming of age in two cultures.”

JEFF ZENTNER, WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD WINNER OF THE SERPENT KING

“Love, Hate & Other Filters shines with heart and hope in the face of prejudice. Samira Ahmed is a bright new star in the YA firmament.”

MARIEKE NIJKAMP, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS

“Love, Hate & Other Filters made me laugh and made me cry. Maya Aziz is a teen everyone needs to know. Her story—an exploration of the unique challenges Muslim Americans face as she pursues her dreams, falls in love, and finds her place within her family and her faith—is one that will stay with me forever. A much needed addition to the young adult canon.”

AISHA SAEED, AUTHOR OF WRITTEN IN THE STARS

“Love, Hate & Other Filters hit so close to home, it sometimes hurt to read. I laughed at Maya’s wry observations and wept at her profound ones; this book is a searing, honest portrait of what it really means to be a Muslim American teen loyal to two cultures and figuring out how to carve out a space of her own in between.”

SARVENAZ TASH, AUTHOR OF THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO UNREQUITED LOVE

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