“Back in Calculus, Q passes the box of donuts around.” • Really loved this boo…

“Back in Calculus, Q passes the box of donuts around.” 💖

Really loved this book as a Korean American who grew up in the States with the monthly Gatherings and the expectation of getting into top colleges and working at the Store and sacrifices for the Store. My whole teen years seemed to be portrayed on these pages which is so important because and even some of the kids not knowing how to speak Korean beyond greetings and food were so spot on for my circle of friends. Although the relationship between parents and kids hurt sometimes in the book, it also felt really authentic and accurate to the experiences of my friends. I’ve spoken about it before but the language barrier between parent and child is such a difficult one where both parties can feel misunderstood or not heard and even more so because the parent-child relationship is so central in many people’s lives. I LOVED the relationship between Frank and his best friend, Q so much. This was an amazing coming of age story and hit me right in the heart. davidoftheyoon new book coming out this month- I’ve started it and already love it
So stay tuned for a review!
Thank you to penguinteen for a copy of this book! I love this cover so much – I never saw covers of books that looked like me when I was growing up. Again, love the representation! 💖



7 thoughts on ““Back in Calculus, Q passes the box of donuts around.” • Really loved this boo…”

  1. I hadn’t seen this cover! Love it! ❤️ I loved this one so much and am glad to hear your thoughts and perspective on it. 💕

  2. ❤️❤️ I have a feeling I will have a similar experience reading this. Even the mention of a Store and working at/sacrifices for it is spot on. 😆

  3. I love this one so much! I’m glad to hear that this resonated with you. Own voices are critical as we move forward. I can’t wait to get and read his upcoming release! My SIL is the daughter of So. Korean immigrants, so this really opened my eyes and highlighted things she’s told me.

  4. Beautiful review! And yes, this cover!! I love seeing characters on the cover. I already have the hardcover but I feel like I need the paperback, too…

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