Not Here to Be Liked
A searing and cheeky novel about the complexities of falling in love with your enemy. When the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper, Eliza Quan, runs against ex-jock Len DiMartile, who is inexperienced but tall, handsome, and male, her frustration spills out in a viral essay that sparks a feminist movement. Caught between those who believe she's a gender equality champion and those who think she's simply crying misogyny, Eliza finds herself increasingly trapped as she works side by side with Len to demonstrate civility. But as they get to know each other, Eliza feels a horrifying realization - she just might be falling for the face of the patriarchy himself. A New York Times new and upcoming young adult book to watch for, this book is a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year, an NPR Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and more.