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Wednesday 14 September 2022

Junior Review: Not Here To Be Liked

Eliza Quan is the most experienced, hardworking, and slightly cutthroat journalist on the Bugle newspaper and has been for 3 years. 

Her favorite things are her grey cardigan, the Bugle, and winning. Nothing is stopping her from becoming the next esteemed editor-in-chief until Len enters the picture. 

Len Dimartile is a handsome ex-jock turned journalist and by the popular opinion “the nicer candidate”.

When Eliza’s private thoughts about the elections recent turn of events are published as a manifesto on the Bugle newspaper, she spikes a discussion on feminism and sexism at Willoughby High School. 

Suddenly, she is the controversial leader of a revolutionary movement that she never meant to start. 

As a punishment for her actions, Eliza is forced to partner with Len and establish better relationships with her peer. Eliza is starting to grab the reigns of being a feminist and standing up for what’s right, but at the same time, is she falling for Len, her alleged arch nemesis?

Author Michelle Quach has woven a beautiful novel filled with justice, feminists, and a slight whiff of romance. I really enjoyed reading this book because of the main topic at hand, standing up for what’s right, and how Author Michelle Quach was able to convey important points in a lighthearted way. And let’s be honest who doesn’t love a story about a girl boss taking over and perhaps falling in love along the way?

Title: Not Here To Be Liked
Author: Michelle Quach
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers, $27.82
Publication Date: September 14, 2021
Format: Hardcover
: 9780063038363
For ages: 13+
Type: Young Adult