Since You Asked

sinceyouaskedWritten by Maurene Goo

This book combines sarcasm and genuine feelings to say what most people don’t figure out until they’re done with high school and moved on in life. It provides a glimpse into what you find REALLY matters after high school, and why some people never do seem to figure it out.

Set in elitist San Diego, Holly has to continually prove to her parents that she is a “good Korean daughter” by excelling in AP courses, studying for the SAT, and being appropriately involved in extra curricular activities, all while still maintaining her individuality and personality. She finds a voice through the school newspaper, and discovers that sometimes she needs to “read between the lines” to discover windows into other peoples’ lives to help her better understand her own.

Review by Diane Eaton, English Teacher, West Lake Jr. High
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12

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Since You Asked
Written by Maurene Goo
262 pages
Release Date: June 25, 2013
ISBN: 9780545448215 (hardcover)

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