It‘s the little things..like these edges of loveliness. 😍🤗💃🏽
Anyone read this one yet?? Got it a while back and still haven't read it! I have a hard time enjoying YA romances but I think I'll give this one a shot!
I LOVE the message of this book. The message deserves 5 ⭐️. As a fellow Korean-American. None of it was over exaggerated in the slightest. None of it was made bigger than it was.
However. The story itself was more like 3 ⭐️. It didn‘t really keep my attention and that was what bored me. It was slow.
This book made me smile, laugh, cry & feel teenage angst all over again. Frank Li has to navigate his parent‘s approval as he figures out who he is during his last year of H.S. He begins to date while trying to sort out his relations with his parents, sister & friends. This ranks right up with Eleanor & Park in terms of realistic YA novels about love. Great read for a first time novelist. I look forward to reading more of David Yoon!
Honestly...I picked up this book so that I could review it and get points in my BookishFirst account! 😶 But I started it tonight and can't put it down! It's so good!
Also, what is going on with litsy? I keep seeing these surveys and talk about reviving litsy...is litsy in trouble, guys? I love this community so much and now I'm worried it's in trouble! Could I get some reassurance? 😓 Also I'm sorry, I know I post a lot of pics of my kitties!
No distance can keep me from sharing the kickoff to our second-ever ~NEW READS NOVEMBER~ special series on my podcast, and you better believe I‘m here celebrating Episode 70 all the way in Thailand! 🎉 This brief pause in our usual coverage of literary throwbacks begins with a deep dive into David Yoon‘s Frankly in Love, pubbed in September of 2019 and (spoiler alert!) deeply loved by me shortly after that. ❤️ Link to listen in bio!
Few candies seem to generate as much hate as candy corn does. Personally, I think they are okay and I‘ll eat them if they are around. And, no, I do not eat crayons. How do you feel about candy corn?
I thought the #candycornstack challenge on Bookstagram looked like it would be a lot of fun to put together so I gave it a shot!
I‘m a little sad my dust jacket was beaten up when I received it, but that definitely didn‘t deter from the story! This beautifully weaves a romance into a story about growing up American AND ___; in this case American & Korean. I loved seeing how the familial dynamics played a HUGE role in our main character‘s decisions, be them good or bad. Another part towards the end took me by surprise & made me cry, as my own personal life was close to it.
I really loved this book! Great first novel by David Yoon! I was laughing and crying and feeling all of the emotions during Frank‘s journey throughout this book. Q is the best best friend anyone could have, Joy and Frank together are hilarious (along with the Apeys and Limbos), and if you‘re also looking for a great narration of this story, try out the audiobook as well!
This just in from the library. Looking forward to starting it. Any thoughts on this one?
There‘s a lot to like about this book, I expect it will be a hit with young readers, but while I liked it, I didn‘t love it. To make his parents happy, Frank Li needs to date a nice Korean girl. The only problem is that his girlfriend isn‘t. He comes up with a fake dating scheme to hide that fact & of course nothing can go wrong with that, right? That part of the story was weaker than the story about growing up in an immigrant family. Solid debut.
Wow. So only one gripe, for a group of teens destined to go to Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, etc they sure use profanity in lieu are adjectives way more than I would think is believeable. However, it's been a long time since I was a teen and I know I'm not in the loop as much anymore. The rest of the book was amazing, I learned a lot about Korean/Korean-America culture. Distributed for YA but would be insightful to adults.
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I was on the fence on this one for a while. I thought that maybe I was just too old for YA like this but NOPE. About halfway through I got hooked. It‘s a great story that deals with overwhelming first loves, how to love someone even when they say racist thing, and how to be exactly who you are, especially when you‘re not quite sure who that is.
Adding this to the list of books all teens need to read next to The Hate U Give.
Frank Li is a Korean-American high schooler who is neither American enough or Korean enough. He wants to date a girl who just happens to be white but comes up with a ridiculous fake date scheme with a close Korean friend to fool his parents. This book was so deep and representative of what it means to be caught between cultures. And it was hilarious because of Franks strong and questioning voice. Reading the back interview between David and 👇🏼
There are so many words I have for this book. I ate it in 2 days!
This book was beautiful start to end. The ending hit me hard. It touched on a few things that I've experienced in my life. David Yoon did a great job of portraying so heavy hitting issues.
Defiantly pick this one up! Its great.
More books from my crazy #bookhaul week 😊
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Frankly in Love is OUT TODAY!
Frank Li is a Korean-American high-schooler in SoCal. He falls in love with a girl in his calculus class and everything seems right... except for one major thing: she‘s white. Frank knows his parents don't want him dating a white girl, so he thinks of a master plan to keep the relationship a secret. But when Frank‘s faking starts to feel real, life turns upside down.
Happy Pub Day to Frankly in Love by David Yoon!
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I'm not usually a fan of any books that fall under the Contemporary genre, however, I absolutely enjoyed this book. The main character, Frank Li, is adorable & hilarious. The author touches on some important topics affecting today's youth including racism, parental pressure, diversity, inclusion, culture, customs, & more. In stores this Tuesday, 9/10!
Disclaimer: I received a free ARC of this from #BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review.
This book was so good! It‘s a romance but it goes so much deeper than just that. At the core, it‘s a story about first love, racism, identity, and family.
Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/review-frankly-in-love/
reorganizing my bookshelves around the apartment - so excited about these Fall releases!! 😍🧡 #bookswithbohemianyogini
I fell in love with the writing, the plot and, most of all, the characters. I couldn‘t put it down. The story was original — definitely belonging to the YA genre, but so beautifully written and mature that anybody would enjoy it. The honest and down to earth subjects of racism, culture, family, love, friendship, gender and coming of age were a pleasure to read.
You‘ll laugh, you‘ll cry and you will fall madly in love with Frankly in Love! ❤️
Adeptly captures the teen voice, particularly how they can both make stupid jokes and then shift to expose vulnerability to a trusted friend. Funny, heartfelt, honest and engaging, with openings to discuss race, class, expectations, gun violence and sexuality from a variety of perspectives, and how different people have different ideas of what happiness and contentment look like. A love story, but not a romance, if the distinction matters to you.
YA author Nicola Yoon's husband David makes his young adult debut in this story of culture and identity. Korean-American Frank-Li struggles trying to fit in as a American teen and pleasing his immigrant parents. From dealing with getting good grades, balancing a social life, and meeting parental expectations, he navigates his own journey into discovering himself.