Goo, Maurene. Since You Asked…. New York: Scholastic Press, 2013. Print. ISBN 13: 9780545448215. Hardcover. $17.99.
Annotation: When Holly Kim’s prank column dissing the high school elite is accidentally submitted in her school newspaper no one is more surprised than her when she’s asked to write a monthly op-ed piece.
Holly Kim is not amused.
Her scathing column on the popular kids and student government was accidentally published in the latest issue of her high school newspaper. Now Holly finds herself the unwilling recipient of both unexpected praise and unwanted scorn. To top it all off, Holly is asked to write a monthly feature – should she continue writing what she really thinks?
Holly’s main goal is to just be herself. Honestly. She’s not looking to bend to the whims of the student government. She certainly isn’t influenced by her mom’s strict Korean traditions. And she’s not at all interested in the popular kids…until she has to write a feature on a certain one who suddenly doesn’t seem all that bad…in fact, he’s kind of awesome?
Secret admirers, sneaking out to parties, and some delicious burritos – Holly will share every unexpected and snarky moment with you – well, since you asked…
Dine like Holly: Burritos, glorious burritos, and kimchi – just not at the same time.
Jam like Holly: Put on your shades and fire up this playlist dedicated to the awesome Holly K.- “Since You Asked…”
Quotables: “If I rolled my eyes back any farther they would plop like Ping Pong balls into my spine.” (pg 4)
“And where did I fit in to this delightful mixed bag of high school stereotypes? In a strange land called My Friends.” (pg 5)
“It was true that math wasn’t my forte. Whatever the opposite of forte was, that’s what math was to me.” (pg 7)
YOUR OPTIONS: Since You Asked is available in print and eBook formats.
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