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Maurene Goo

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Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She also has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants and lives in Los Angeles.

So so excited to share that The Way You Make Me Feel got a starred review from Booklist!


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Sixteen-year-old Clara Shin loves her untethered L.A. life, where she lives with her young Korean Brazilian dad. But when a prom prank turns into a brawl, her punishment is the worst she can imagine: working all summer on her dad’s hot, cramped food truck, KoBra, instead of vacationing in Mexic...

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3.72 avg rating — 4,640 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Since You Asked

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Somewhere Only We Know

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message 1: by susie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM)

susie maurene, you have such awesome taste in books!


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