Frankly in Love by David Yoon

515rjdgviel._sx329_bo1204203200_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