Not Here to Be Liked
Facing senior year, Eliza knows what she wants: leader of the school newspaper. She is the best qualified, having spent the most time on staff, working her way up the ranks. However, the night before the election, Len – tall, good-looking, athletic Len – enters the election. When Len gets the majority vote, Eliza is stunned, and shoots off a responsive essay on her personal account. She is even more surprised when it is posted, and she is the new face of the feminist movement at school. Instead of backing down, she calls for action, which culminates in asking Len to step down. What she doesn’t expect is to fall for her enemy, which is going to severely complicate her efforts to take back the paper.
Eliza uses the momentum of the events spinning around her to make her world, not just suffer the repercussions of others’ actions. A look at misogyny in schools and how race, gender and choices can make or break someone will get readers thinking beyond what his kiss may taste like or how her hair is styled. A great feminist read, it should be on shelves where Suzanne Park’s So We Meet Again and Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie are found.
|Katherine Tegen Books
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