Wishlist Wednesday: Frankly in Love

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Frankly in Love by David Yoon. You might recognize the last name, as his wife is also a popular YA author. This book sounds like the perfect YA rom-com for fall.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Wishlist Wednesday: Frankly in LoveTitle: Frankly in Love
Author: David Yoon
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 10, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

This smart, romantic, and totally original coming-of-age YA contemporary debut about a Korean-American teen falling in (and out) of love is perfect for fans of The Sun is Also a Star, Eleanor & Park, and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

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 predicament, and so they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it's the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy's fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love--or himself--at all.

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When I first heard about Frankly in Love, I was frankly excited! I really enjoyed David’s illustrations in Everything, Everything, written by Nicola Yoon, and I am hoping that this debut will feature some as well. Also, David seems to be quite witty on social media, so I expect this novel to be lots of fun to read.

About David Yoon

David Yoon

David Yoon grew up in Orange County, California, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Nicola Yoon, and their daughter. He drew the illustrations for Nicola’s #1 New York Times bestseller Everything, Everything. Frankly in Love is his first novel.

21 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Frankly in Love

  1. Sophie says:

    Third time that I am trying to post my comment LOL This book really seems like a cute YA! Sophie @bewareofthereader

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