Winner of the 2017 Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature
YALSA 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Rainbow Book List Selection
Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don't invite her to their parties. Some are big, like the fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there's the one that she can barely admit to herself--the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend.
When Sana and her family move to California, she begins to wonder if it's finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana's ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana's friends don't trust Jamie's crowd; Jamie's friends clearly don't want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad's affair is becoming too obvious to ignore.
Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, that part is easy...what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.
Released May 9, 2017
It's Not LIke It's A Secret has made it onto several "Best Of" lists