Reviews

  • A beautifully layered novel about first love, tribalism and that brief, magical period when kids have one foot in high school, one foot out the door

    New York Times
  • A love story, a treatise on racism, a peek into adolescence, and a welcome to Korean-American culture, all at once.

    Jodi Picoult
  • Touching on issues of race, identity, and first love, Frankly in Love is the charming, funny, romantic young adult crossover novel that both adults and teens will enjoy in equal measure.

    PopSugar
  • Think John Green by way of To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Entertainment Weekly
  • Yoon's stellar debut expertly and authentically tackles racism, privilege, and characters who are trying to navigate their Korean-American identity.

    Buzzfeed
  • Frankly In Love shines with an incredible voice and a searing, honest, and deeply human story about what it means to love someone. David Yoon isn't afraid to confront every angle, both the beautiful and the ugly, but he tackles it all with great care. This is a classic in the making.

    Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Warcross
  • A deeply moving account of love in its many forms.

    Kirkus Reviews
  • A beautifully written exploration of family, identity, and self-discovery.

    Booklist
  • I fell fast for David Yoon's masterful debut that's big-hearted, honest, hilarious, and achingly romantic. I smiled, I laughed, I cried, and I closed this book wiser. Get ready to fall in love with Frank, world!

    Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at The End
  • Written in the present tense from Frank's sharp, sardonic point of view, debut novelist David Yoon has already found an arresting narrative style...Whether you're a teen, a parent/carer or a YA-loving adult, you'll quickly get hooked into Yoon's writing, which perfectly captures the voice and sensibility of a teenager.

    Evening Standard

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