Last month in January I finished reading Frankly in Love by David Yoon. This is the story of Frank Li who is Korean American and who’s parents want him to date a Korean girl. Well, life gets complicated when he starts to fall for girl that is not Korean. The answer to his problem is to start fake dating is friend Joy who is Korean…what can possibly go wrong?
I have to start off by saying that I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t fall inn love with this story but I did enjoy the journey that it took me on. One of things that I enjoyed about this story is that it had a good balance between the whole teenage love scenario as well as touching on some important topics as well that people have to go through in life. I also thought it was related in some ways, for me I really felt for Frank when he talks about the being able to balance his Korean side and his American side. That he felt for Koreans he wasn’t Korean enough and for American he isn’t American enough. Being Dominican American I really related to that because I know how he feels not being able to in a way satisfy both sides. It is really hard to try and be both. For some people it comes more natural to go between the two but for others it is harder.
As a whole I thought this was a really great debut for David Yoon and I can’t wait to see what the second book is going to be about after the way that this first book ended. I gave Frankly in Love four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.