The Not-So-Simple Question

by Christina Matula

On Sale: 04/23/2024

The Not-So-Simple Question

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The Not-So-Simple Question

by Christina Matula

On Sale: 04/23/2024

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About the Book

"I can't wait for readers to explore Hong Kong with Holly-Mei. I have no doubt they will love both as much as I did." —Erin Entrada Kelly, 2018 Newbery Medalist and 2021 Newbery Honoree on The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei

Return to Hong Kong in the third book of this charming middle grade series starring Holly-Mei, a girl navigating her new city, new school, and new friendships.

Holly-Mei is caught in the middle.

Holly-Mei Jones has finally settled into her new friend group in Hong Kong—that is until suddenly everyone starts talking about dating. Which Holly-Mei is not ready for.

At least she has her school's Experience Week to look forward to. Holly-Mei can't wait to show off Taiwan, where her beloved Ah-Ma is from, to her friends. The trip is going to be perfect…right?

Maybe not. On top of the pressure to date, Holly-Mei starts to wonder if maybe being half-Taiwanese isn't enough. In the face of these big questions, will Holly-Mei be able to finally feel like she belongs?

Praise for The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei
“Unique and universal all at once." —Kate Messner, author of Breakout and Chirp
“A charming, truthful, and heartfelt middle grade debut." —Katie Zhao, author of The Dragon Warrior series and Last Gamer Standing
“From the very first line, I felt as if Holly-Mei was taking me by the hand and pulling me into her story." Lauren Child, author and illustrator of the Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series

Read all the books in the Holly-Mei series!
The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei
The Not-So-Perfect Plan
The Not-So-Simple Question

Critical Praise

Praise for The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei

"I can't wait for readers to explore Hong Kong with Holly-Mei. I have no doubt they will love both as much as I did." —Erin Entrada Kelly, 2018 Newbery Medalist and 2021 Newbery Honoree

"Unique and universal all at once, Holly-Mei’s story of moving to a high-pressure world of glitz and wealth will have readers turning pages—and thinking about their own friendships that might need mending." —Kate Messner, author of Breakout and Chirp

"In The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei, Christina Matula shines a light on the challenges and triumphs of middle school life for diaspora children. Readers will root for the lovable Holly-Mei as she navigates a new life in Hong Kong, forging friendships and exploring all the wonders of Chinese culture. A charming, truthful, and heartfelt middle grade debut—I can’t wait for readers to meet Holly-Mei!" —Katie Zhao, author of The Dragon Warrior series and Last Gamer Standing

"From the very first line I felt as if Holly-Mei was taking me by the hand and pulling me into her story." —Lauren Child, author and illustrator of the Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series

"Absolutely enchanting." —Buzzfeed

"Life upheaval offers a tween lessons on socialization in this story of personal growth." —Kirkus Reviews

"A whirlwind of new experiences... The fusion of Mean Girls and a kid's version of Crazy Rich Asians will have readers returning." —Booklist -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335009999
  • ISBN 10: 133500999X
  • Imprint: Inkyard Press
  • On Sale: 04/23/2024
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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