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Frankly in Love by David Yoon
Young adult

Frankly in Love

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by David Yoon

Quick take

From the husband of Nicola Yoon, a soon-to-be movie about romance complicated by parents, race, and love itself.

Good to know

  • Social issues

  • Forbidden love

  • LOL

  • Buzzy

Why I love it

Give me a fake-dating romance book and I’ll be happy. Give me a fake-dating book that’s also witty, philosophical, and big-hearted, and I’ll be thrilled. Give me a fake-dating book that’s witty, philosophical, big-hearted, and about big things—identity, and culture, and learning to accept your incredibly flawed family—and I will be over-the-moon ecstatic. Frankly in Love is that book, and it’s one...


High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo—his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance—“Date Korean”—which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful—and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicamen...

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