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Michelle Quach

Book - 2021

After losing the editor-in-chief job of the student newspaper to inexperienced newcomer Len, Eliza inadvertently starts a feminist movement in her school, but amid growing tensions within the school, she begins developing feelings for Len.

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Subjects
Genres
Young adult fiction
Romance fiction
Published
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
374 pages ; 22 cm
Audience
Ages 13 up.
Grades 10-12.
ISBN
9780063038363
0063038366
Main Author
Michelle Quach (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Vietnamese Chinese American Eliza has always pictured herself on the wall of editors at her school newspaper. But when Len (half Japanese, half white), a newspaper newcomer and former jock, makes an impassioned campaign speech for the position, he wins the title. Told that her credentials are no match for Len's likability, Eliza challenges the election on the grounds of persistent sexism, inspiring her classmates to consider the role of sexism in their school. But even as she becomes somewhat of a feminist activist fighting for her spot on the masthead, she starts to see Len in a new, confusing light. Quach's debut is an interesting meditation on what it means to be a Gen Z feminist. Eliza is such a compelling character not only because so many of her opinions evolve but also because she is so aware of those evolutions as they happen. This mettle-bearing rom-com is ideal for any teenager interested in not just feminist philosophy but also what it means to carry that philosophy into the real world. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When her essay about sexism goes viral, Eliza Quan finds herself at the helm of a feminist movement she never meant to start and forced to work side-by-side against her enemy to demonstrate civility, which leads to something unexpected. 60,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

After losing the editor-in-chief job of the student newspaper to inexperienced newcomer Len, Eliza inadvertently starts a feminist movement in her school, but amid growing tensions within the school, she begins developing feelings for Len.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

“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 EnvelopesEmergency 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.New York Times New and Upcoming Young Adult Book to Watch For * A Junior Library Guild Selection * Parents Magazine Best Books of the Year * NPR Best Books of the Year * Kirkus Best Books of the Year * Rise: A Feminist Book Project Book of the Year * A CCBC Choices Pick of the Year * Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year *