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The boy you always wanted / Michelle Quach.

Quach, Michelle, (author.).


Attempting to fulfill her dying grandfather's dying wish, seventeen-year-old Francine enlists Ollie Tran to act as his honorary male, but the mounting lies and romantic feelings they develop complicate their plan.
Francine loves her grandfather, but their time together is running out. He has one final wish: to see a male heir carry on the family traditions. Francine knows his ideas are outdated, but she would do anything for him. Her solution? Ask Ollie Tran, a family friend (and former crush, not that it matters), to pretend to be ceremonially adopted and act like the grandson A Gung never had. Ollie generally avoids the odd, too blunt (and fine, sort of cute) Francine, whose intensity makes him uncomfortable. So when she asks him to help deceive her dying grandpa, Ollie's not down. He doesn?t get why anyone would go to such lengths, even for family. Especially with a backwards (and sexist, Ollie keeps stressing) scheme like this. Francine, however, is determined to make it happen, and soon Ollie finds himself more invested in her plan and in her than he ever thought possible. But as the tangled lies and feelings pile up, Francine must discover what exactly she needs for herself and from Ollie. Because sometimes the boy you always wanted isn't what you expected.

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  • ISBN: 9780063038424
  • ISBN: 0063038420
  • Physical Description: 325 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First editiion.
  • Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 13 up. Katherine Tegen Books.
Grades 10-12. Katherine Tegen Books.
Subject: Grandparent and child > Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Juvenile fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Adoption > Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Deception > Juvenile fiction.
Asian Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child > Ficiton.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public Library.


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Caruthersville Public Library YA QUA (Text) 38417100653122 Young Adult Available -

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