BAYA Book Review

This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi

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Safi, Aminah Mae. This is All Your Fault. Feiwel & Friends, 2020. 320p. ISBN: 1250242347. $17.99. HS, AT ***

The book cover of This Is All Your Fault.
This Is All Your Fault, GoodReads.com

Three teens of color working for a local indie bookseller discover the shop is about to go out of business. Told from three points of view over the course of one day, the three are determined to find a way to save the shop (of course). Naturally, there’s romantic feelings and quirky bookstore customers involved, plus a dose of poetry. While it follows the usual rom-com tropes, the bookstore premise and diverse characters give it a fresh narrative (even if the BIPOC references feel a bit forced at times). A thoroughly fun read with a satisfying ending you can hand to book-loving teens of all ages.

–Megan Keane, San Mateo County Libraries

Tags: Diverse, People of color, Realistic

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