Since You Asked... by Maurene Goo

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...Goo capably demonstrates the pressures and expectations Holly is under, and that a sense of humor is valuable for dealing with both.
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Synopsis

No, no one asked, but Holly Kim will tell you what she thinks anyway.

Fifteen-year-old Holly Kim is the copyeditor for her high school's newspaper. When she accidentally submits an article that rips everyone to shreds, she gets her own column and rants her way through the school year. Can she survive homecoming, mean-girl cliques, jocks, secret admirers, Valentine's Day, and other high school embarrassments, all while struggling to balance her family's traditional Korean values?
In this hilarious debut, Maurene Goo takes a fresh look at trying to fit in without conforming to what's considered "normal" in high school and how to manage parental expectations without losing one's individuality...or being driven insane.
 

About Maurene Goo

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Maurene Goo was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she navigated her childhood by practicing extreme bossy Lord-dom over her many cousins. She studied communication at the University of California, San Diego, and received a master's degree in publishing and writing at Emerson College. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a very old cat. You can visit her online at www.maurenegoo.com.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Scholastic Press. 272 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on May 01 2013

...Holly’s complaints only touch upon the surface of the complex cultural issues in play, and the characterization of her mother relies too much on cheap stereotypes.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 20 2013

...Goo capably demonstrates the pressures and expectations Holly is under, and that a sense of humor is valuable for dealing with both.

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