Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim

Patricia Park

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Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Park, Patricia
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A multicultural teen struggles to fit into her elite prep school, her diverse Queens neighborhood, and even her own home. A hilarious, poignant, and powerful YA novel from the award-winning author of Re Jane.

"Simply brilliant!" --David Yoon, New York Times best-selling author of FRANKLY IN LOVE
"Scathingly funny." --Gayle Forman, New York Times best-selling author of IF I STAY
Alejandra Kim feels like she doesn't belong anywhere.

Not at home, where Ale faces tense silence from Ma since Papi's passing. Not in Jackson Heights, where she isn't considered Latinx enough and is seen as too PC for her own good. Certainly not at her Manhattan prep school, where her predominantly white classmates pride themselves on being "woke". She only has to survive her senior year before she can escape to the prestigious Whyder College, if she can get in. Maybe there, Ale will finally find a place to call her own.

The only problem with laying low-- a microaggression thrusts Ale into the spotlight and into the middle of a discussion she didn't ask for. But her usual keeping her head down tactic isn't going to make this go away. With her signature wit and snark, Ale faces what she's been hiding from. In the process, she might discover what it truly means to carve out a space for yourself to belong.

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim is an incisive, laugh-out-loud, provocative read about feeling like a misfit caught between very different worlds, what it means to be belong, and what it takes to build a future for yourself.

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Published: 02/21/2023
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.57h x 5.86w x 1.15d
ISBN: 9780593563373
Age: Young Adult


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 12/12/2022
School Library Journal 02/01/2023 pg. 81
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2023 pg. 77

About the Author
Patricia Park is the author of the debut YA novel, Imposter Syndrome & Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim. She is a professor of creative writing at American University, a former Fulbright Scholar and Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence, and the author of the acclaimed adult novel, Re Jane, a modern-day retelling of Brontë's Jane Eyre. She's written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Guardian, and others. Born and raised in Queens, Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY.