Frankly in Love
Score: 4/5 Bookmarks
Frankly in Love by David Yoon comes out on Tuesday (September 10)!
I don’t usually go for Young Adult books anymore, but Frankly in Love was sweet, hilarious, touching and delightfully nerdy. The dialogue is clever, and funny and I definitely recommend the audiobook version, narrated by Raymond J. Lee. He has wonderful timing, does all the accents, and is all-round a joy to listen to.
I got about two thirds of the way in and felt like the book was coming to an end. It really felt like the story was wrapping up, but then…well, I don’t want to ruin it for you.
I listened to Frankly in Love as an audiobook on Libro.fm and it is wonderfully narrated. You can get 3-for-1 audiobooks on Libro.fm by using the button below. In case you didn’t already know, Libro.fm is the only audiobook service that gives a portion of each payment back to a brick-and-mortar bookstore of your choosing! So you can support local while shopping online for digital products! But if you’d like the physical book you can grab that here.
High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.