Frankly in Love: Dilemma between Right and Easy Choice

9781984816498Title/Judul: Frankly in Love
Author/Penulis: David Yoon
Publisher/Penerbit: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pub Date/Tanggal Terbit: 10th September 2019
Review copy from @prhinternational

Synopsis/Sinopsis:
Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?

Frank Li has two names. There’s Frank Li, his American name. Then there’s Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents. Frank barely speaks any Korean. He was born and raised in Southern California.

Even so, his parents still expect him to end up with a nice Korean girl–which is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. Brit, who is funny and nerdy just like him. Brit, who makes him laugh like no one else. Brit . . . who is white.

As Frank falls in love for the very first time, he’s forced to confront the fact that while his parents sacrificed everything to raise him in the land of opportunity, their traditional expectations don’t leave a lot of room for him to be a regular American teen. Desperate to be with Brit without his parents finding out, Frank turns to family friend Joy Song, who is in a similar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to help each other and keep their parents off their backs. Frank thinks he’s found the solution to all his problems, but when life throws him a curveball, he’s left wondering whether he ever really knew anything about love—or himself—at all.

In this moving debut novel—featuring striking blue stained edges and beautiful original endpaper art by the author—David Yoon takes on the question of who am I? with a result that is humorous, heartfelt, and ultimately unforgettable.

Pada tahun terakhirnya di SMA, Frank Li, seorang Limbo—istilah yang dia pakai untuk menyebut anak-anak Korea-Amerika—terjebak di antara ekspektasi orangtua yang tradisional dan kehidupan modern California Selatan. Orangtuanya punya satu aturan dalam pacaran—“Hanya boleh dengan orang Korea”—yang menjadi rumit ketika Frank menaksir Brit Means, yang cerdas, cantik—dan berkulit putih.

Sebagai sesama Limbo, Joy Song juga terjebak dalam masalah yang sama dan mereka membuat perjanjian: mereka akan pura-pura pacaran supaya bisa mendapat sedikit kebebasan. Frank merasa rencananya sempurna, tapi pada akhirnya, taktik pura-pura pacaran ini membuat Frank bertanya-tanya apakah dia benar-benar mengerti apa itu cinta—atau siapa dirinya

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Emmie and Tudor King

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Title/Judul: Emmie and Tudor King
Author/Penulis: Natalie Murray
Publisher/Penerbit: Literary Crush Publishing

 

Synopsis/Synopsis:

One moment, Emmie is writing her high school history paper; the next, she’s sitting with a gorgeous 16th century king who vacillates from kissing her to ordering her execution.

Able to travel back to her own time, but intensely drawn to King Nick and the mysterious death of his sister, Emmie finds herself solving the murder of a young princess and unraveling court secrets while trying to keep her head on her shoulders, literally.

With everything to lose, Emmie finds herself facing her biggest battle of all: How to cheat the path of history and keep her irresistible king, or lose him–and her heart–forever.

Suatu waktu, Emmie sedang menulis tugas makalah sejarah sekolahnya; tiba-tiba, dia duduk bersama Raja abad ke-16 yang tampan dan dengan cepat berubah, dari   menciumnya hingga memerintahkan dirinya dieksekusi.

Emmie mampu melakukan perjalanan ke masa lampau dan sangat tertarik kepada Raja Nick dan kematian misterius saudarinya, Emmie menemukan dirinya berusaha mengungkap dalang  dan rahasia dibalik pembunuhan sang putri sambil mencoba berusaha agar nyawanya tetap selamat.

Dengan mempertaruhkan segalanya, Emmie mendapati dirinya menghadapi pertempuran terbesar: Bagaimana cara mengubah jalan sejarah dan mempertahankan rajanya yang menarik hatinya, atau kehilangan sang Raja – dan hatinya – selamanya.

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