"I can't wait for readers to explore Hong Kong with Holly-Mei. I have no doubt they will love both as much as I did." —Erin Entrada Kelly, 2018 Newbery Medalist and 2021 Newbery Honoree on The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei Return to Hong Kong in the second book of this charming middle grade series starring Holly-Mei, a girl navigating her new city, new school, and new friendships. It’s the start of a new year, and Holly-Mei Jones is determined to make the most of it. She has amazing friends, a great field hockey team, and Hong Kong at her doorstep. This semester is going to be perfect . . . right?
Maybe not. Despite their closeness last year, Holly-Mei’s friend group seems to be splintering. Desperate to bring everyone together, she ropes her friends into competing as a team in an inter-school tournament across the city.
But as Holly-Mei becomes obsessed with winning, her friends seem less interested in the tournament—and in her new attitude. Will she be able to pull off her perfect plan?
Praise for The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei “Unique and universal all at once.” —Kate Messner, author of Breakout and Chirp “A charming, truthful, and heartfelt middle grade debut.” —Katie Zhao, author of The Dragon Warrior series and Last Gamer Standing “From the very first line, I felt as if Holly-Mei was taking me by the hand and pulling me into her story.” Lauren Child, author and illustrator of the Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series