|By (author):||Goo, Maurene|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary|
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.37in|
|From The Publisher*|
A Cosmopolitan Best Young Adult Book of 2019
Sparks fly between a K pop starlet and a tabloid reporter in this heartwarming rom-com from Maurene Goo.
10:00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she's just performed her hit song "Heartbeat" in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She's about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She's in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.
With her trademark humor and voice, Maurene Goo delivers a sparkling story of taking a chance on love-and finding yourself along the way.
"A quick-paced, entertaining plot, witty banter, and expert characterization make this a light and satisfying read, and a wealth of local details effortlessly immerse the reader in the worlds of Hong Kong and K-pop stardom.Charming and swoonworthy." -Kirkus Reviews
"With massive amounts of humor, heart, and soul, this love letter to L.A. and its diversity is a celebration of friends, family, and food trucks." -Booklist, starred review
"Sweet, sexy, hilarious, and featuring a spectacular father-daughter relationship, this book will fly off the shelves." -School Library Journal, starred review
I Believe in a Thing Called Love:
"Desi's implementation of measures such as ‘Be Caught in an Obviously Lopsided Love Triangle' yields hilarious, at times unintended results, lending this teen rom-com a surprisingly thoughtful conclusion . . . [Goo's] funny, engaging narrative also delivers powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The art-centric romance that develops between Desi and Luca is rewarding to follow, as are their parental relationships, particularly that between Desi and her widowed Appa. Goo simultaneously honors and deconstructs romantic tropes, both in general and specific to K dramas, and does so using a wonderfully diverse cast." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
|Biographical Note||Maurene Goo studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. She is the author of Since You Asked, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, and The Way You Make Me Feel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats.|