Frank Li is a proud nerd in his senior year. He and best friend Q spend their days in AP classes and afternoons playing D & D and doing other nerdly things. But behind all the normalness that is friendship is a complicated web of family — Frank’s family. The Li’s, whom Frank has given a collective name “Mom-n-Dad” are immigrants from Korea, just like the rest of their friends. They don’t socialize with non-Koreans; not only that, they’re outright racist, which enrages Frank and makes relationships (friend and romantic) tricky, if not near impossible. So what happens when Frank falls for a non-Korean girl? Read the book to find out.
I recommend this book to boys and girls alike, and especially to readers interested in race relations from a 1st generation American perspective. Yoon is a philosophic writer, and I think you’ll be impressed with his insights on all kinds of love under pressure.
Mrs. Ashworth rates this book 4.5/5