My Rating – 4.5 Stars Paperback, 406 pages Published September 12th 2019 by Penguin
Frank Li is a high school senior living in Southern California. Frank’s parents emigrated from Korea, and have pretty much one big rule for Frank – he must only date Korean girls. But he’s got strong feelings for a girl in his class, Brit – and she’s not Korean. His friend Joy Song is in the same boat and knows her parents will never accept her Chinese American boyfriend, so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom.Frank thinks fake-dating is the perfect plan, but it leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love – or himself – at all.
Wow , I am absolutely in awe after finishing this book . One of the most hyped books of 2019 . Whenever , a book is hyped to a extent , I certainly lose interest in the book but not in this case . I had absolutely adored David Yoon’s illustrations in the book , Everything Everything . Plus , Korean MC was a bonus . This novel was written by the husband of Nicola Yoon, the amazing writer of EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR so, of course, I absolutely needed to read this book ASAP and I am glad to have read it in 2019.
When I started the book , the initial pages were immensely boring and Frank Li’s parent extremely racist and that was a total turnoff about the book . But Frank Li is one such character that makes the reader turn the pages away . He is the guy who brings a fresh breath of air in the book . I loved Frank because –
-adorable Main Character who is Korean American . Frank reconsiders his prejudice against the Korean-American kids that appear so comfortable with their Korean identity… but only a little” and then he is one such guy that questions his identity of being Korean and living in USA.
– Frank Li’s thoughts because he has quite an original way of expressing them. He is a little weird, yes, and that made me happy. Weird can be very interesting sometimes. Its like his Nerdy way of stating things .
– Also because he made Joy Song happy , and he made her laugh and that’s like the most important thing for a guy to do .
It’s like this book has great deal of representation and own voices . Love does not always have happy ending or a similar path and this book explains it all . It’s promising book with its different approach and not so sweet, soft but realistic, truly honest, straightforward kind of story-telling . I Recommend it because of the amazing representation and the narrator’s engaging voice.
Have you read Frankly in Love ? were you excited about this book ? Have you been reading Nicola Yoon’s book, Everything Everything and The sun is also a star ? What are your thoughts on the book, lets chat in the Comments Section.