Frankly in Love (Paperback)
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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 12/09/2019
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'Big-hearted, honest, hilarious, and achingly romantic. I smiled, I laughed, I cried, and I closed this book wiser. Get ready to fall in love with Frank, world!' Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at The End

'A beautifully layered novel about first love, tribalism and that brief, magical period when kids have one foot in high school, one foot out the door' New York Times

Frank loves Joy. Joy loves Frank. At least, that's what they tell their parents . . .

Frank Li is caught between his parents' expectations and his own California life.

Frank's parents emigrated from Korea, and have pretty much one big rule for Frank - he must only date Korean girls.

But Frank has fallen for Brit, who is smart, beautiful and white.

His friend Joy Song is in the same boat and 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.

'A love story, a treatise on racism, a peek into adolescence, and a welcome to Korean-American culture, all at once.' Jodi Picoult

'Think John Green by way of To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Entertainment Weekly


'Touching on issues of race, identity, and first love, Frankly in Love is the charming, funny, romantic young adult crossover novel that both adults and teens will enjoy in equal measure.' PopSugar

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241373439
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A beautifully layered novel about first love, tribalism and that brief, magical period when kids have one foot in high school, one foot out the door * New York Times *
A love story, a treatise on racism, a peek into adolescence, and a welcome to Korean-American culture, all at once. -- Jodi Picoult
Touching on issues of race, identity, and first love, Frankly in Love is the charming, funny, romantic young adult crossover novel that both adults and teens will enjoy in equal measure. * PopSugar *
Think John Green by way of To All the Boys I've Loved Before * Entertainment Weekly *
Yoon's stellar debut expertly and authentically tackles racism, privilege, and characters who are trying to navigate their Korean-American identity. * Buzzfeed *
Frankly In Love shines with an incredible voice and a searing, honest, and deeply human story about what it means to love someone. David Yoon isn't afraid to confront every angle, both the beautiful and the ugly, but he tackles it all with great care. This is a classic in the making. * Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Warcross *
A deeply moving account of love in its many forms. * Kirkus Reviews *
A beautifully written exploration of family, identity, and self-discovery. * Booklist *
I fell fast for David Yoon's masterful debut that's big-hearted, honest, hilarious, and achingly romantic. I smiled, I laughed, I cried, and I closed this book wiser. Get ready to fall in love with Frank, world! * Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at The End *
Written in the present tense from Frank's sharp, sardonic point of view, debut novelist David Yoon has already found an arresting narrative style...Whether you're a teen, a parent/carer or a YA-loving adult, you'll quickly get hooked into Yoon's writing, which perfectly captures the voice and sensibility of a teenager. * Evening Standard *

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“Honest and funny”

Frank's voice reads like pages out of a teenager's diary. His views on how life is and how it should be are refreshing and deep, but interlaced with the silliness teens can achieve in the midst of a crisis.... More

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Ellen

“Frankly pretty good!”

Frankly In Love is a young adult novel about Frank Li. He's a teenager, he lives in California, and his parents emigrated from Korea. His parents are pretty clear about the fact that they only want him dating... More

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“Adeptly captures the teen voice”

This book adeptly captures the teen voice, particularly how teens don't just have one maturity level, even within a single person. They can be making stupid jokes one second, but when the conversation shifts,... More

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