Loveboat, Taipei

Category: Book
By (author): Wen, Abigail Hing
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: January 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.33in
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From The Publisher*

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, and praised as "an intense rush of rebellion and romance" by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber, this romantic and layered Own Voices debut from Abigail Hing Wen is a dazzling, fun-filled romp.

"Our cousins have done this program," Sophie whispers. "Best kept secret. Zero supervision."

And just like that, Ever Wong's summer takes an unexpected turn. Gone is Chien Tan, the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all where hookups abound, adults turn a blind eye, snake-blood sake flows abundantly, and the nightlife runs nonstop.

But not every student is quite what they seem:

Ever is working toward becoming a doctor but nurses a secret passionĀ for dance.

Rick Woo is the Yale-bound child prodigy bane of Ever's existence whose perfection hides a secret.

Boy-crazy, fashion-obsessed Sophie Ha turns out to have more to her than meets the eye.

And under sexy Xavier Yeh's shell is buried a shameful truth he'll never admit.

When these students' lives collide, it's guaranteed to be a summer Ever will never forget.

"A unique story from an exciting and authentic new voice." -Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes

"Equal parts surprising, original, and intelligent. An intense rush of rebellion and romance." -Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

"Fresh as a first kiss." -Stacey Lee, award-winning author of Outrun the Moon

"Fresh, fun, heartfelt, and totally addictive, a story about finding your place-and your people-where you least expected." -Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of the William C. Morris Award finalist Conviction

Review Quote*"Abigail Hing Wen's LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI is a poignant and honest examination of first love, family obligations and that strange place between high school and college, where we don't quite know who we are and as such, anything could happen. A unique story from an exciting and authentic new voice."
Review Quote*"Equal parts surprising, original, and intelligent, Loveboat, Taipei is an intense rush of rebellion, romance, and complex family dynamics. If you've ever wanted to feel as if you're breaking all the rules without actually breaking any rules then this is the book you need to read."
Review Quote*"Not a ship, but a cultural phenomenon, get ready to board the Love Boat, where millions of Chinese Americans get their first taste of love and freedom. Abigail Hing Wen's debut is fresh as a first kiss."
Review Quote*"Loveboat is a Crazy Rich Asians meets a Jane Austen comedy of manners-fresh, fun, heartfelt and totally addictive, a story about finding your place--and your people--where you least expected."
Review Quote*"[Loveboat, Taipei] is a wonderful read and I find the book has just stayed with me. It has so much to say about being the child of immigrants, about gender and sexuality, about identity and what makes a home. Ever's search to define herself, with all her intersecting identities, in a world that wants to define her is really beautifully wrought and lovely."