The Boy You Always Wanted (Hardcover)

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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

Praise For…

"Quach shines with this fresh and layered story that is both a coming-of-age journey and a first-love romance. Themes of familial obligations and filial piety are prevalent and are handled with humor, deftness and care. A page-turner from start to finish!" — Suzanne Park, author of Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous

PRAISE FOR NOT HERE TO BE LIKED: "A fresh take on high school and activism."  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A great feminist read.”   — San Francisco Book Review

Not Here to Be Liked is a truly excellent book.” — NPR Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063038424
ISBN-10: 0063038420
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English