Title: Frankly In Love
Author: David Yoon
Published: September 10, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
First generation Korean American high school senior Frank Li had never had a girlfriend.
A total nerd, he spent his sweet, suburban Californian days studying for advanced placement tests, playing dungeons and dragons with his equally geeky friends, and helping his dad at their grocery store on the weekends. When a girl finally revealed that she liked him, Frank Li frankly couldn’t be any happier—except for one thing: his traditional Korean parents would never approve of his relationship with someone who wasn’t Korean.
Rather than be open with his parents and make them see reason, Frank pretended to date his fellow Korean American family friend, Joy Song, while he hid his European American girlfriend, and Joy hid her Chinese American boyfriend from her parents. What ensued was not a cliche contemporary about fake dating, but a complicated story of love, family, and identity.Continue reading “Book Review: Frankly In Love by David Yoon // a hilariously heart-warming story about fake-dating and cultural limbo”