Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!
Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of…
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
Published by Balzer + Bray on February 4, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
YES 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.
NO 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.
MAYBE SO 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 romance of the century is another thing entirely.
“Oranges don’t have nipples.”
Well that’s quite an opener! Becky Albertalli has some of my very favorite first lines, and this book is no exception! I finished Kate in Waiting (out uh… next May. I may have gotten a little excited when it showed up on my kindle and read it… nine months early… oops) last night and immediately needed another story by her to read. I picked up YES NO MAYBE SO, which alternates between Albertalli’s Jamie chapters and Aisha Saeed’s Maya chapters, and they are SO GOOD!!!
You can participate too! Just grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books. Link your posts in the comments and have a splendiferous week!