It's Girls Like You, Mickey

Category: Book
By (author): Kim, Patti
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: June 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.62in x 5.12in x 0.64in
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From The Publisher*"Bursts with personality and energy." -Kirkus Reviews

Mickey navigates the pitfalls, heartbreaks, and triumphs of seventh grade in this uplifting companion to I'm Ok, which award-winning author Gene Luen Yang praised as "funny and heartfelt."

For the first time in her confident, bold life, Mickey McDonald is nervous about starting school. Her best friend, Ok, has moved away; her father has probably left town for good; and she can't afford to go back-to-school shopping. But she's going to make the most of things because that's the kind of person Mickey is. Nothing's going to stand in her way or get her down.

Still, the first few days of school are rough, until she becomes friends with Sun Joo, who has just moved to town. Their connection is instant and strong. But things get complicated when Sydney, the popular (and mean) girl in Mickey's class, also takes a shine to Sun Joo. Suddenly Mickey is facing her first ever friend breakup, and it's getting harder and harder to keep her chin up. Luckily, Mickey's made of tough stuff.
Review Quote*"Kim has crafted a story that anyone who is, or has been, in middle school can relate to. Readers will be cheering for Mickey's pluck and perseverance to the last page."
Review Quote*"The tightly written narrative bursts with personality and energy. . . . Kim offers a charismatic heroine with plenty of grit."
Biographical NoteBorn in Busan, South Korea, Patti Kim immigrated to the United States on Christmas, 1974. Convinced at the age of five that she was a writer, she scribbled gibberish all over the pages of her mother's Korean-English dictionary and got in big trouble for it. But that didn't stop her from writing. The author of I'm Ok; It's Girls Like You, MickeyA Cab Called Reliable; and Here I Am, Patti lives in University Park, Maryland, with her husband, two daughters, and a ferocious terrier. Visit her online at