Hey y’all! In contrast to Throwback Thursday, I like to use Fridays to look forward to an upcoming release that I’m excited about! Today’s is You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen!
Expected Release: February 8, 2022
Why wait on this one?
- Anonymous courage, which then potentially evolves into claimed courage, which is scary and for them potentially dangerous.
- Viewpoint of a marginalized group, particularly after a polarizing event. Having to deal with hate is brutal. I appreciate seeing all sides of a story.
- Writing and journaling, particularly to process emotions, hits close to home. I look forward to any excerpts included in the book that are posed as being from the main characters’ perspectives.
Sabriya has her whole summer planned out in color-coded glory, but those plans go out the window after a terrorist attack near her home. When the terrorist is assumed to be Muslim and Islamophobia grows, Sabriya turns to her online journal for comfort. You Truly Assumed was never meant to be anything more than an outlet, but the blog goes viral as fellow Muslim teens around the country flock to it and find solace and a sense of community.
Soon two more teens, Zakat and Farah, join Bri to run You Truly Assumed and the three quickly form a strong friendship. But as the blog’s popularity grows, so do the pushback and hateful comments. When one of them is threatened, the search to find out who is behind it all begins, and their friendship is put to the test when all three must decide whether to shut down the blog and lose what they’ve worked for…or take a stand and risk everything to make their voices heard.