“Cold thin flour noodles with spicy gochujang sauce, topped with icy slivers of …

“Cold thin flour noodles with spicy gochujang sauce, topped with icy slivers of cucumber, white radish, and pear.” 💖

Happy pub day to this book! Thank you penguinteen for this book! What I love about davidoftheyoon books is how he writes about friendship and family. Both this book and Frankly in Love have a main character with amazing friends at their side. Friends who are like brothers and I love seeing male friendship portrayed like this and it’s important as a mother of a 14 year old son to have this type of friend representation out there. Kudos! And the families described are so spot on as well. In Frankly in Love, we got the Korean American immigrant parent experience. In this book we get a perspective of a 3rd generation Korean American which means the parents are kinda like my brother (I consider myself 1.5 gen) – born here, educated here, a generation away from the motherland.. which explains why the parents say “dude” to each other so much 🤣 But beyond the realistic Asian American family portrayal, I loved the complicated relationship between Sunny and Grey, his older brother. For all the D&D and garage band lovers, this book is for you! And finally, the romance. It was sweet, it was very high school and super cute. I love that Yoon has a book about a high school romance but creates so many layers about friendship, family and identity that you get a really full an multi dimensional experience into the lives of the characters. Can’t wait for the next book! 💖



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