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Frankly in Love
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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 black 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. David Yoon's debut novel is a quirky, authentic, heartbreaking romantic comedy and a refreshingly different take on race, immigrant communities, friendship and family.
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Reggie
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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 👇🏼

Reggie his author wife Nicola Yoon, you see where this book comes from when he tells you how in real life his parents didn‘t attend their wedding because they didn‘t approve of who she was. Because she was black. And how they didn‘t talk to him for 10 years. How he talks about how you can love your parents but just be disappointed in them. Really illuminating. Read this book. Super pick!! 1d
TrishB 10 years!!!! A long time to be disapproving. 1d
Reggie It is!!!! Have you ever read her? She wrote The Sun is also a Star. The Jamaican girl in there falls in love with a Korean boy. It just hit me that he is probably inspired by David. @TrishB 1d
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TrishB I loved both her books. I can‘t imagine cutting myself off from my kids because I didn‘t like their partner- whatever the reason. ☹️ so sad. 24h
Centique Serendipity! I have this book on reserve at the library and hope it comes in soon. 😍 21h
Reggie @Centique it‘s so good and just has a lot of things going for it throughout the book. 20h
Reggie @readordierachel I hope you like it!!! 11h
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silentrequiem
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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My #botm arrived in time for me to take a book or two with me on my trip to Tucson tomorrow!

Hooked_on_books I just love the cover of the tagged book. 3d
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AmyN.Clegg
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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.

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Lovesbooks87
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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SauerPatch THAT‘S SO COOL. 4d
MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t seen this cover from this angle. That‘s amazing! 4d
EH2018 So cool! 4d
sudi This cover looks awesome 😍 4d
Prairiegirl_reading Such a cool cover! I really want to read this one too. 4d
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Melissa_J
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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More books from my crazy #bookhaul week 😊

LeahBergen The Nanny sounds fun! 👍🏻 6d
batsy @LeahBergen I've got my eye on that one, too! The Gothic-y cover helps 😆 6d
Cathythoughts They look good ♥️ 6d
Melissa_J @LeahBergen @batsy Hopefully its a good one. I have a few of the author‘s other books, but have yet to read any of them. 5d
Melissa_J @Cathythoughts hopefully they are 👍🏻 5d
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Cailey_Mac
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Honestly this sounds more fun than going to parties 😅🤷🏻‍♀️ #nerdsforthewin

Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
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AmyN.Clegg
Frankly in Love | David Yoon

Started this this morning!! 2 pages in and it was a great choice to recover from my book hangover

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5d
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!📚 5d
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📚📚👍🏻 5d
AmyN.Clegg Thank you everyone!

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allureofbeauty
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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FRANKLY IN LOVE is one of the biggest YA books of the Fall; You can get your copy TODAY from BOTM YA @yasofthemonth for just $9.99 with code GROW.

I know I‘m really excited to read this and I love so much that BOTM has a YA section now. And their pink boxes are so adorable and just make you smile.
#davidyoon #franklyinlove #yabookofthemonth #yabotm #botm

allthingskayla I am so excited for this one! It is a pretty big book too. Have they emailed you about the promotion once you sent them the info about the posts? Just curious. 1w
allureofbeauty @allthingskayla nope not yet. I posted on twitter too so not just here. I just hope I did everything right haha guessing you‘re waiting on a reply too? 1w
allthingskayla @allureofbeauty I am. I posted on my blog and Instagram, so fingers crossed I did everything like they wanted. Unless they are going to send it to us with no reply. 😂 1w
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allthingskayla Have you received anything yet? 3d
allureofbeauty @allthingskayla I had to reach out to them and they denied me and said I didn‘t include both parts of what they said. But I felt like I was repeating myself to do it that way. But I guess that‘s what they wanted. 3d
allthingskayla @allureofbeauty I feel like you did it correct. I haven‘t heard or received anything, so my guess is I was denied as well. I just emailed them, so hopefully they‘ll message me back soon. 3d
allureofbeauty @allthingskayla I felt like i included the info that was needed too. Hopefully they get back to you. You‘ll have to let me know. 3d
allthingskayla @allureofbeauty I emailed their email and dmed them on Instagram. They said I wasn‘t on the list and they just put me on it. They guess my link got overlooked. 2d
allureofbeauty @allthingskayla but you‘re going to get the book? Hopefully so. 2d
allthingskayla @allureofbeauty they dmed me on Instagram back and said the book should be shipped out to me by the end of the week. 2d
allureofbeauty @allthingskayla lucky. That‘s great and good you messaged since it seemed to skip thru the cracks. 2d
allthingskayla @allureofbeauty I‘m glad they got back to me. I‘m still surprised you got denied because it looks like you have the information that was needed. :( 2d
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fictionaltiff
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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.

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Butterflyamore
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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Happy Pub Day to Frankly in Love by David Yoon!

FRANKLY IN LOVE is one of the biggest YA books of the Fall!

In the mood for a light, cute, rom-com type read? You have to check out Frankly in Love as soon as possible!

You can get your copy TODAY from BOTM @yasofthemonth for just $9.99 with code GROW.

Use this link to get started on your amazing new subscription box experience today! http://book-of-the-month.ixmz.net/GkO9E

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IheartYA
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FRANKLY IN LOVE is one of the biggest YA books of the Fall.You can get your copy TODAY from BOTM YA for just $9.99 with code GROW.
book-of-the-month.ixmz.net/5DNYL

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WanderingBookaneer
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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Guess who‘s going to the bookshop after work.

TheRomantiCate Is honestly the first King book I‘ve ever been like really stoked for... 1w
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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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.

Cinfhen I love the cover and your review is great! (edited) 2w
Lovesbooks87 I have this preordered and I am so excited to read it! 2w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @Cinfhen i lovee the cover too! 2w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @Lovesbooks87 you're going to love it!! 💛💚 2w
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tjwill
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This YA romance tackles love, race, and struggling with being true to both yourself and your family. It‘s out next week! #arc

C.Perone Very cool cover 😍 2w
tjwill @C.Perone I think so too! 1w
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oddandbookish
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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/

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bohemian_yogini
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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reorganizing my bookshelves around the apartment - so excited about these Fall releases!! 😍🧡 #bookswithbohemianyogini

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thewellreadpug
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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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! ❤️

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MrT
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Look forward to getting this in paperback

Anyone read or heard good reviews on this?

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kate_reads
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I loved this so much. Frank is a refreshingly honest and moral character and I am such a fan of how Yoon addresses culture and finding your tribe, casual racism and even internal prejudice. It‘s also amazing to read #ownvoices books about Korean Americans ☺️

4.5 / 5

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BookFreakOut
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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.

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surlyspice
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LAUGHTER MATTERS

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Missusb
Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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About to be #currentlyreading #preview #octrso2019 lots of hype and promotion going into this one. There‘s even a very swish ad! But trying to keep my expectations realistic #contemporary #romance #diversity #crossedfingers

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GerardtheBookworm
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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.

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kate_reads
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MUCH EXCITE 😱 #bookmail

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