from our rave review: The protagonist of Michelle Quatch’s Not Here to Be Liked, Eliza Quan. isn’t sunshiny, but that shouldn’t prevent her from winning the school paper’s election for editor-in-chief, because she’s damn good at her job and has the awards to prove it. Plus, she’s running unopposed. Until, that is, Len DiMartile, a journalistically inexperienced baseball player slumming it in the paper while recovering from Tommy John surgery, spontaneously declares his candidacy. And beats Eliza.Eliza tries to work out her feelings by writing a manifesto on the misogyny that allowed the charming, attractive, tall Len (who “just looks more like a leader”) to defeat her, but when someone posts the draft she left on the computer, Eliza finds herself at the center of an uproar. Is she a leader for gender equality? A whiner playing the misogyny card? What does it even mean to be a feminist, anyway? Surely, the one thing it means is that she can’t be attracted to Len.Oh, y’all. This book is SO GOOD.....
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