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Breckenridge Public Library Y LIA (Text) 33500013752134 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y LIA (Text) 33500013752126 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya LIA (Text) 35500006649113 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780702324307
  • ISBN: 0702324299
  • ISBN: 9780702324291
  • ISBN: 9781338827132
  • ISBN: 1338827111
  • ISBN: 9781338827118
  • Physical Description: 337 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2023.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Eliza Lin's essay about meeting the love of her life unexpectedly goes viral, she gains the approval of her classmates at her new international school in Beijing, and a career-launching internship opportunity at her favorite magazine. Unfortunately, Eliza's essay is completely fiction. All good writing is lying, right? To hide the truth, Eliza strikes a deal with an actor in her class, the charming but aloof Caz Song. She'll help him write his college applications if he poses as her boyfriend. When her face relationship with Caz starts feeling a little too convincing, it will threaten her plans--and may break her own heart.--
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 Scholastic.
Grades 10-12 Scholastic.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 February #2
    *Starred Review* In Liang's contemporary YA romance, a viral essay leads to fake dating, leads to real love. When Eliza's essay about her boyfriend unexpectedly goes viral, there's just one problem: none of it happened. Not only is the whole story the essay is based on made up, but she doesn't even have a boyfriend. When Eliza gets both popularity and a once-in-a-lifetime internship offer based on her essay, she comes up with a solution: a mutually beneficial fake-dating arrangement with Chinese drama celebrity Caz Song, who also happens to go to her school. Caz agrees to go along with her story in exchange for help with his college applications, and so begins a fake romance that increasingly starts to become real. Eliza's family has moved around a lot, and she struggles with finding her place in her international school in Beijing. She also has difficulty trusting people enough to truly engage in a real relationship, especially with a teen idol like Caz. This book will appeal to readers who enjoy fake-dating and celebrity tropes, themes of belonging and identity, and a sweet and emotional love story. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ann Liang is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. Born in Beijing, she grew up traveling back and forth between China and Australia, but somehow ended up with an American accent. When she isn't writing, she can be found making overambitious to-do lists, binge-watching dramas, and having profound conversations with her pet labradoodle about who's a good dog. You can find her online at

Subject: Chinese American teenagers Juvenile fiction
Man-woman relationships Juvenile fiction
Dating (Social customs) Juvenile fiction
International schools China Beijing Juvenile fiction
Beijing (China) Juvenile fiction
Chinese Americans Fiction
Chinese American teenagers Fiction
International schools China Beijing Fiction
Dating (Social customs) Fiction
International schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Beijing (China) Fiction
Chinese Americans Fiction
Dating Fiction
International schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Beijing (China) Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Humorous fiction.
Romance fiction.
Young adult fiction.
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