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Friday, December 13, 2013

Since You Asked... by Maurene Goo

Since You Asked... by Maurene Goo
"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?"- summary from Amazon

This book was absolutely hilarious and another wonderful contemporary read. Goo has written a great character in Holly Kim, and I kinda wouldn't mind reading more books with her! There's a distinctive voice there, and the columns that Holly writes are interspersed throughout the book as the school year goes on, all of which were done so well. I also liked that the timeline for this book took place over the course of a school year. I feel like so many of the YA books I read nowadays take place in such a short time span and it's nice to let the characters breathe here and see them evolve over the year.

Overall, a fantastic debut and I'll be keeping an eye out for more books from Goo.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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