In this wonderfully warm novel, Albertalli and Saeed bring us not only a story of hope and resistance in the face of adversity, but also one of the cutest and most truthful teenage romances in recent YA. This book will resonate with the optimist (and the romantic!) in us all, and it deftly explores issues such as racism, cross-cultural romance, self-confidence and helplessness with a grace and humour that will keep you engaged until the final page. Suitable for fans of Albertalli and Saeed’s past works, as well as anyone looking for something optimistic in our current political climate. 4 stars. Review submitted by Ngaire.