Not Here to Be Liked

Category: Book
By (author): Quach, Michelle
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / School & Education / Boarding School & Prep School
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: September 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.21in
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From The Publisher*

"A smart romance with heart and guts and all the intoxicating feelings in between." -Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Emergency Contact meets Moxie in this cheeky and searing novel that unpacks just how complicated new love can get…when you fall for your enemy.

Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly her vast qualifications mean squat because inexperienced Len-who is tall, handsome, and male-just seems more like a leader.

When Eliza's frustration spills out in a viral essay, she finds herself inspiring a feminist movement she never meant to start, caught between those who believe she's a gender equality champion and others who think she's simply crying misogyny.

Amid this growing tension, the school 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.

Review Quote*"A fresh take on high school and activism."
Review Quote*"A fresh voiced debut, perfect for anyone who has ever felt unlikable. Not Here To Be Liked is a sharply intelligent read with a touch of painful reality that will leave a mark on your heart."
Review Quote*"Quach's sparkling debut is a fantastic examination of feminism, full of insight and heart. A must read for those who love coming of age stories with a touch of romance." 
Review Quote*"A smart romance with heart and guts and all the intoxicating feelings in between."
Review Quote*"Deeply insightful and completely entertaining from start to finish-just like its heroine. Eliza Quan is my new favorite feminist."
Review Quote*"Not Here to Be Liked is a fierce coming of age story that had me cheering! Michelle Quach deftly explores intersectional feminism, first love, and complicated family relationships with honesty and heart."
Review Quote*"Equal parts funny and thought-provoking, Not Here to Be Liked deftly explores the joys and complexities of feminism, family, and first romance. Eliza isn't here to be liked, but you'll fall in love with her-and Michelle Quach's bright new voice--all the same."