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Not Here to Be Liked



by
Michelle Quach

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Katherine Tegen
ISBN
9780063038363
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use , Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes
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JLG Category

Young Adults

In this cheeky and whip-smart YA contemporary, debut author Michelle Quach follows an ambitious Chinese Vietnamese American girl who finds herself trapped between leading a feminist movement and falling for her patriarchal enemy. Emergency Contact meets Moxie in this thoughtful unpacking of gendered double standards.

Eliza Quan doesn’t need you to like her. She puts in more hours than anyone else and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, which makes her the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her high school paper. At least until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly, her vast qualifications mean squat. Eliza tries too hard (and somehow also not hard enough), while the inexperienced Len, who is tall, handsome, and male, just seems more like a leader.

When Eliza’s frustration about the sexism spills out in an essay gone viral, she finds herself at the helm of a feminist movement she never meant to start, caught between two camps at school: those who believe she’s a gender-rights champion, and others who think she’s simply the girl who cried misogyny.

Amid this growing tension, the administration asks Eliza and Len to work side by side to demonstrate civility. But as they get to know one another, Eliza feels increasingly trapped by a horrifying realization—she just might be falling for the face of the patriarchy himself.

In this modern romantic comedy, debut author Michelle Quach brings sharp humor into the story of an ambitious young woman who proves that you don’t have to be likable to be loved.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use , Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

384

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.6: points 13

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Asian Americans. Student newspapers and periodicals. Sexism. Feminism. Romance. High schools. 

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Interests
Diversity,Fiction,Mature Readers,LGBTQ+,Novels,Funny/Humorous,Realistic Fiction
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