Not Here to Be Liked

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Katherine Tegen Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Michelle Quach is a graphic designer and writer living in Los Angeles. She's Chinese Vietnamese American and a graduate of Harvard University, where she studied history and literature. You can find her online at


"A fresh take on high school and activism." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"An interesting meditation on what it means to be a Gen Z feminist. Eliza is a compelling character. This mettle-bearing romcom is ideal for any teenager interested in not just feminist philosophy but also what it means to carry that philosophy into the real world." -- Booklist

"Not Here to Be Liked is a truly excellent book." -- NPR Books

"A fresh voiced debut, perfect for anyone who has ever felt unlikable. Not Here To Be Liked is a sharply intelligent read with a touch of painful reality that will leave a mark on your heart." -- Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series

"Quach's sparkling debut is a fantastic examination of feminism, full of insight and heart. A must read for those who love coming of age stories with a touch of romance." -- Roselle Lim, author of Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

"A smart romance with heart and guts and all the intoxicating feelings in between." -- Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author 13 Little Blue Envelopes

"Deeply insightful and completely entertaining from start to finish--just like its heroine. Eliza Quan is my new favorite feminist." -- Misa Sugiura, author of This Time Will Be Different

"Not Here to Be Liked is a fierce coming of age story that had me cheering! Michelle Quach deftly explores intersectional feminism, first love, and complicated family relationships with honesty and heart." -- Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters

"Equal parts funny and thought-provoking, Not Here to Be Liked deftly explores the joys and complexities of feminism, family, and first romance. Eliza isn't here to be liked, but you'll fall in love with her--and Michelle Quach's bright new voice--all the same." -- Katie Henry, author of Heretics Anonymous

"A great feminist read." -- San Francisco Book Review