Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli
I am Elizabeth. I love reading, and my favorite book is My Sister’s Keeper. I am in the 8th grade and enjoy dance.
Yes, No, Maybe So tells the story of two teenagers who work on a political campaign in Georgia. For those who don’t know, Maya is Muslim, and Jamie is Jewish. Since they are not old enough to vote, they participate and help the campaign by canvassing, making posters, and spreading awareness. They become great friends through this, and they start to become more than friends. Since each chapter alternates between Maya and Jamie as the narrator, we see the world through both of their eyes. The reader gets a glimpse into how each of them feels about their world. They start seeing each other outside of working on the campaign, and they start to become more passionate about what they are doing.
I really liked reading this book. I loved that the story was told from two different perspectives. For example, we learned about Jamie’s sister’s bat mitzvah when Jamie was the narrator, and we got to hear about Maya’s parent’s divorce when she is the narrator. I thought there was so much detail and context, and there was a lot of good vocabulary. I really liked the plot, and I thought there was just enough surprise and mystery. I thought the characters were great, and the reader can really relate to them. I also really liked it because I really like a lot of books from one of the authors, Becky Albertalli.