I read Frankly in Love when the publishers sent an early copy, and I knew this was going to be a big deal in the young adult communities (or anyone who reads YA). There are a lot of elements to love about it, one of which is Frank’s voice. He’s real, he’s funny and he’s is a riot to read about.
Frankly in Love is a romance; it’s a last hurrah before college; but it’s even more so a book about family and belonging. It’s about Korean culture and not fitting in in one place. It’s about truth and how your parents’ truth doesn’t have to be the same as your own. It’s about seeing beyond family culture while still being loved and loving your family despite their beliefs.
Beautifully written, empowering, and frankly honest, this book captivated me throughout with Frank’s smart voice and personality. Realistic and stunningly created, this is sure to hit a deep resonance with anyone with immigrant parents or who feel as if they don’t belong.
–Candace, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA