I Hope You Get This Message

About the Author: Farah Naz Rishi

Farah Naz Rishi is a Pakistani American Muslim writer and voice actor, but in another life, she s worked stints as a lawyer, a video game journalist, and an editorial assistant She received her B.A in English from Bryn Mawr College, her J.D from Lewis Clark Law School, and her love of weaving stories from the Odyssey Writing Workshop When she s not writing, she s probably hanging out wit

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 400 pages
  • I Hope You Get This Message
  • Farah Naz Rishi
  • English
  • 15 January 2018

I Hope You Get This Message Seven Days Seven Days The Earth Might End In Seven DaysWhen News Stations Start Reporting That Earth Has Been Contacted By A Planet Named Alma, The World Is Abuzz With Rumors That The Alien Entity Is Giving Mankind Only Few Days To Live Before They Hit The Kill Switch On CivilizationFor High School Truant Jesse Hewitt, Though, Nothing Has Ever Felt Permanent Not The Guys He Hooks Up With Not The Jobs His Underpaid Mom Works So Hard To Hold Down Life Has Dealt Him One Bad Blow After Another So What Does It Matter If It All Ends Now Cate Collins, On The Other Hand, Is Desperate To Use This Time To Find The Father She S Never Met, The Man She Grew Up Hearing Wild Stories About, Most Of Which She Didn T Believe And Then There S Adeem Khan While Coding And Computer Programming Have Always Come Easily To Him, Forgiveness Doesn T He Can T Seem To Forgive His Sister For Leaving, Even Though It S His Last ChanceWith Only Seven Days To Face Their Truths And Right Their Wrongs, Jesse, Cate, And Adeem S Paths Collide Even As Their Worlds Are Pulled Apart

10 thoughts on “I Hope You Get This Message

  1. Chaima ✨ شيماء says:

    rips your door off of the hinges DID SOMEONE MENTION GAY SCI FI

  2. Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd) says:

    Full review to come For now, I ll just say that if you liked We Are the Ants then this is the book you need to read next.

  3. R.F. Kuang says:

    Sothis was really flipping good Long RTC Put this one on your TBRs, you won t regret it.

  4. ellie says:

    UPDATE I JUST REALIZED THIS IS GAY SO IM EVEN MORE EXCITED TO READ IT NOWholy shit this cover is so beautiful look at it

  5. Farah Rishi says:

    SHRUGS I dunno, I mean, it IS a book I worked pretty hard on, so I will shamelessly give Past Farah five stars You did good, kid You tried your best And that s enough in my proverbial book.

  6. Benjamin says:

    I hope you get how much I need this book in my life.

  7. ♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name) says:

    I don t normally read Science Fiction ok that s a lie I don t read Science Fiction But this seems less Science Fiction and contemporary which I also don t read a lot of but the synopsis really sells it to me.

  8. Noa ☾ says:

    3.5 5

    It reminded Adeem of one of the poems his sister had shared with him once, one by Rumi In the poem, Rumi banters with God over life s usual philosophical questions what to do with that pesky thing called a heart, where to focus one s eyes, etcetera, etcetera But when Rumi asks God what to do with his pain and sorrow, God tells him, Stay with it The wound is the place where the Light enters you

    tw suicide attempt in the past, not depicted , mental health issues,

    Some books just stick with you for reasons beyond your immediate comprehension This is what happened with I Hope You Get This Message and I Ever since I ve finished it, it quietly sat in the back of my head Lately, I ve been thinking about the end of the world a little dark, much a little but it s not that bad and thinking about how We as Humans hurt the Earth and how it s eventually going to fight back and We and the future generations will are suffer ing from it greatly.

    I Hope You Get This Message follows three characters, Adeem, Jesse and Cate as they experience essentially the end of the world An entity known as Alma warns humans that they will terminate our existence in the next seven days All hell breaks loose and our main characters try to navigate this announcement however they can.

    Rishi s writing is beautiful and fluid It s also full of little gems of wisdom Be kind, Adi Life s too exhausting as it is to hold on to anger so tightly OOF

    The characters


    It s convenient to sit back and do nothing when everything goes to hell, continued Adeem, only a little quieter People like him blame the problems we face on the natural order Or God Or a lack thereof But the moment we sit back and do nothing while everything falls apart that s why we have problems in the first place That s why this is happening

    Adeem is Pakistani American and so is the author Adeem goes after his sister who, after coming out to her religious Muslim family, ran from home without saying goodbye to Adeem I really felt Adeem s struggle while he is angry at his sister for running away and abandoning him, there s also this part of him that wishes she had trusted him enough to know he wouldn t have rejected her I appreciated the way Rishi described sibling relationships because most of the time, they re far from simple and I always love to read about it


    The thing about wanting to die was that people always assume it s the constant pain that gets to you, the pain that convinces you to do something, anything, to make it stop, and Jesse s depression was painful at first, all sporadic tugs and pulls beneath his skull, like a stubborn specter that clung to his mind with sharp teeth

    Jesse was my favorite character His reaction to Alma is to pretend he built this machine that s able to communicate with the aliens and this attracts a bunch of people desperate for just a little bit of hope This opened my eyes about how much emotional baggage we carry as human beings and how easy, almost natural, it is for us to assume that everything is okay when really, everything is Really Not Jesse s relationship with his mom was beautiful and heartbreaking and I ll talk about him in the themes section I really did love Jesse s evolution thought process throughout the book and I thought he was well written and complex

    Cate was probably the character I felt the less about She didn t strike me with her personality or her arc Cate decides to leave her mom to go find her dad, whom she s never met which is a brave thing to do Her resilience truly was something to admire but I can t lie to you and say she will stick with me unlike the book in its entirety for example


    1 We are not our parents and other complex family intricacies The reason why I loved Jesse so much is because of his relationship with his family but also his thought process when it came to his relationship with his dad

    Sure, crows manipulated Crows deceived But crows also survived it was their trickery that kept them alive

    I felt Jesse s anger and personal conflict It reminded me that We Are Not Our Parents and that trauma needs to be dealt with because unfortunately, it doesn t just go away

    But I don t want you to keep pretending you re okay I don t want you to keep downplaying the hurt you feel like you re not even human You keep it up all these lies to yourself, to other people, and soon you re not going to know who you are

    Jesse is definitely a character that will stay with me for some time

    2 Companionship is Important and it s something fundamental that we gravitate towards Finding friendship, and I mean Real, Unapologetic, True Friendship is rare It s not something that happens on a daily basis This book reminded me why I love to read about friendships and if you need to know anything about me, it s that it s my favorite thing and I literally cannot shut up about it

    3 Hope is not Dumb, it s Necessary At some point in the book, Jesse is confronted with his utter rejection of Hope as a driving factor of humanity

    You wanna know why people believe in you It s because hope gives people something to hold on to It makes them feel better It gives them a reason to keep fighting People need hope right now, Jesse Desperately And there s nothing wrong with that

    While on the one hand, I deeply understand Jesse s point of view, I also truly believe that Hope Is Necessary And to be completely honest with you, it s with that type of dialogue that Rishi made me fall in love with her writing Her way of putting things into perspective and moving me to the point of tears needs recognition

    But isn t that the point of hope And faith, even That you have it and you hold on to it and you protect it, even when it s impossible Isn t that when you need hope the most You can t blame people for wanting to feel better You know, the worst part of it all, said Corbin, isn t that you were profiting off people s hope It s that you look down on people for having any hope at all

    I feel like this book was emotionally violent for me on two different levels

    one is that it is really brutal the reality of the matter IS that some kids have to grow up way too fast and that it s so fucking unfair but it is what it is While the three MCs are teenagers, this book is also a testimony that sometimes kids have to grow up too fast, and they have to face things they re no ready to face that are yet inevitable

    two is that there s an inherent softness to what Rishi is saying There s this quote in the book remind the ones you love there s something still worth fighting for and it reminded me of Keanu Reeves 9 51 on Stephen Colbert I don t know how to put it into words eloquently so I ll just shut up and ask you to read the book

    My Only Criticism

    I wish there had been light heartedness Okay hear me out, yes it s the end of the world or at least the end of A World aka as we know it BUT there was some serious potential to for lack of better words lighten the story a bit maybe that s just a personal preference and honestly the author did this very well at some point Man, he choked Your body doesn t give a shit about timing, does it That s why we re in jail Seriously Did it not get the memo about the impending alien attack Are you Cate blinked back her disbelief Adeem, are you asking me if my uterus knows about Alma

    ALSO I WANT TO FRAME THIS QUOTE What do you think we should do, just snooze our way through the freaking apocalypse probably because it s what I would do

    In Conclusion

    I loved this comment about the end of the world and the inherently brief nature of humanity The ending did not fully satisfy me actually it didn t satisfy me AT ALL but I think it s the reason I liked it paradoxical, I know I m a sucker for looking at a book in its entirety and not just focusing on One Thing I Disliked And with I Hope You Get This Message, I enjoyed it in its entirety, and its message

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  9. Emily Berge says:

    Your pain is where the light enters you This book I don t have words for how much I love it.It s beautifully written, laced with sadness, and anger, and most of all hope Farah Naz Rishi is a simply incredible writer This book is important I can t wait for people to read it.

  10. Rachel Strolle says: