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Since You Asked...

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?


“A drily funny account of a teenager who feels like an outsider in her high school, family, and society in general . . . Goo capably demonstrates the pressures and expectations Holly is under, and that a sense of humor is valuable for dealing with both.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Goo’s savvy, totally fun debut is the blog-worthy tale of 15-year-old Holly Kim, copy editor for her high school newspaper, who accidentally submits an article that burns everyone — and lands her her own column. That prize is not without its complications, though, particularly when it comes to Kim’s family’s traditional Korean values.”
—The Atlantic Wire

“The drama and hilarity that ensue in Since You Asked… will definitely help bust your summer boredom! Plus, the sassy narrator, Holly, knows how you really feel about high school.”

“Any girl who has felt pulled in two different directions because of traditions at home as well as at school will appreciate Holly’s struggle.”
—School Library Journal 

“Had me laughing the whole way through . . . Holly is a character that will stay in your mind well after you put the book down. And the letters from her secret admirer sprinkled throughout were pure genius!”
—Glitter Magazine

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