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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780374304041336 Pages, Ages 14-18
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A Seventeen.com Best YA Books of 2017
A Publishers Weekly's Best YA Book of 2017
A New York Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens 2017
"Hilarious." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That's how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it's how she'll get into Stanford. But she's never had a boyfriend. In fact, she's a disaster at romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her "K Drama Steps to True Love," Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.
A Margaret Ferguson Book
Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year, NPR Best Book of the Year, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
If you thought of life as a series of nostalgic images arranged in a slo-mo montage, you’d miss a lot of the tedious bits. In between the fuzzy images of blowing out birthday candles and first kisses would be a whole...