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It's Girls Like You, Mickey

(I'm Ok #2)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Mickey navigates the pitfalls, heartbreaks, and triumphs of seventh grade in this companion to I’m Ok.

For the first time in her confident, bold life, Mickey McDonald is nervous about starting school. Her best friend, Ok, has moved away; her father has probably left town for good; and she can’t afford to go back-to-school shopping. But she’s going to make the most of things
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 2nd 2020 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Stephanie Tournas
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Mickey misses her friend Ok, and wonders if seventh grade will mean eating alone in the cafeteria again. Many in Mickey’s class ignore her, the “fat poor white girl,” or tease her for her creative approach to life. Interestingly, she can handle the teasing, but not being ignored. We all know that middle school is all about fitting in, and Mickey does not! Then, a new kid starts in her class, and Mickey takes her under her wing. The very shy Korean immigrant Sun Joo and the very boisterous Mickey ...more
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: middle-grades
2.5 stars
This is a sequel to I'm OK. Mickey gets her own story after OK moves. She's facing starting seventh grade without her only friend and without her dad who left the family. Middle school is stressful enough without the additional concerns. She does find a new friend with the expected friendship angst. Mickey also has family issues as they learn to cope with being a family of three.
The pace was painfully slow and I didn't care for the writing style. The story did pick up and add some relat
Carol Youssif
I've been looking for a main character who does not let the bullies get to them. I loathe a story where the main protagonist suffers at the hands of horrible jerks, only to be redeemed at the end of the story. Not the case with Mickey! She dishes it right back and stands up for herself. It's a breathe of fresh air! ...more
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It's Girls Like You Mickey by Patti Kim is a book I 100% picked based on the title. I mean, y'all, how could you not dig it? I love a good repurposed song lyric! Beyond that, this is just a good honest story about how middle school can suck sometimes. I love a middle grade novel that talks about the real feels that kids have, and this definitely does that! The story focuses on Mickey who is dreading mi
Jul 26, 2020 rated it liked it
It’s Girls Like You Mickey was a sweet coming of age story about Michaela McDonald who is trying to forage her own way through middle school while trying to be true to herself. She does have somewhat of a challenging homelife and routinely has to care for her younger brother Benny. When a new student Sun Joo Moon arrives at Landover Hills Middle School, it is fate that she is assigned as Mickey’s science lab partner and they become friends. Their friendship is tested with the typical middle scho ...more
Erin Logan
Dec 01, 2020 rated it liked it
After her only true friend Ok moves out of town, Mickey begins 7th grade by befriending the new kid, Sun Joo, hoping she can show her the ways of their school and town. Mickey is a bold, confident, and unique girl who appears oblivious to social norms and pressures surrounding her, even down to not wanting to hide blood spots on her skirt from starting her first period. She's not afraid to stand up to whatever challenge faces her, whether it's at home or at school. When Mickey and Sun Joo's frie ...more
Nov 16, 2020 rated it liked it
A companion book to “It’s OK,” this follows Ok’s best friend Mickey as she embarks on a new school year with a new friend, Sun Joo. For a middle grade novel, it is very frank about getting a period for the first time — “the big blood booger that just gooped out of my Private Regina is going to streak down my legs, and this ain’t the pop of color I was aiming for.” Korean culture is once again highlighted in language and the Chuseok event.
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A coming of age story that is a sequel to I'm OK. This is told from Ok's friend Mickey and how she struggles to find a new friend, amongst other battles, after he moves. I enjoy the resiliency of the character and honesty.
*may want to know that the story does go into detail regarding a girl's first menstrual.
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great for backyard reading on a sunny Mother’s Day!! If my daughters were still 4th-8th grade, we would use this story as a great conversation starter for discussing middle school woes, as well as reassurance that it’s OK 2 B U!
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and moving.
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Watch out y'all! Cause Mickey's the leading lady in this one! I think I want Mickey to be my hype woman, she's always telling me to "Be my absolute ultimate!" and "don't let nobody teams away your sparkle!" She's gonna mess up, but when she does she'll be begging her pardon. She's gonna ruin for class president, dress as Gidget for Halloween, and make a new friend. Now most of her shanagins don't usually work out, but not too worry y'all, Mickey's a go getter! ...more
Ms. Yingling
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
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Read if you liked the this author's I'm Ok or Lenz's Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen.
Hope Hunter
Feb 09, 2021 rated it liked it
This companion novel from Patti Kim's previous middle grade book, "I'm Ok" features Mickey, the loud, boisterous, often uncouth, attention seeking girl who befriended Ok Lee in the previously mentioned title. Mickey's dad has left the family for good, her mom's toll-booth job is being phased out, and Mickey' new friend, Sun Joo, has been swept into popular Sydney's crowd. For all Mickey's faults, readers cannot help but see her large heart, indomitable spirit and and strength to keep her head he ...more
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so on board for this sequel...this is going to be here soon I just know it
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Patti Kim was born in Busan, Korea, and immigrated to the United States on Christmas of 1974 with her mother, father, and older sister. At the age of five, she thought she was a writer and scribbled gibberish all over the pages of her mother's Korean-English dictionary and got in big trouble for it. Her scribbling eventually paid off. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Mar ...more

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