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One of's Best YA Books of 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.

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Reviews 1

You shouldn't believe and follow the formulaic Korean drama tropes to win over a boy=))) They are no use :v Unattainable guys won't easily fall for average girls

This book reminds me of a time when I binge-watched K-dramas and be crazy for it. Lots of heart-throbs and romantic love line that draw me in. One day, I realized that K-dramas were often over the top and unrealistic, but watching it was an effective way to kill time and lift up your mood.

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The thing that I like about Desi is that she takes control of her life. She knows what she wants and how to draw a detailed plan to achieve it. She reminds me of Lee Da Hae cast in Miss Riplay. However, when she decides to believe 100% in tips and tricks in Korean movies and applies them in real life, it seems a bit crazy and creepy. Her actions are far-fetched. She can do anything to get her happy K-Drama ending. I don't know why some people want to win over a boy at all costs. What is yours is always yours. Love is not a thing that can be planned. Even when you are an utter failure when it comes to love, I won't root for that.

I like the fast pace and humorous writing style. Desi is relatable to some extent. I've met lots of girls like her in real life. It is still a fun read, but don't take this book seriously and set high expectations for it.

“When you look at something, anything, you should first see it as a bunch of shapes that create an object,” he said, gesturing with his hands. He had nice hands. Long fingers, short clean nails, and the right amount of veins and boniness.

Lips met mine, soft, a little chapped, and warm. My eyes were open in true K drama heroine fashion. What in the world? My mind was registering what was going on, but my heart was going berserk, running in circles. FIRST KISS, an alarm was blaring. MOTHER OF DRAGONS, THIS IS MY FIRST REAL KISS. Was I doing it right? Oh my God, was I supposed to open my mouth now? Wait, close your eyes first, you freaking creep. Okay, eyes closed. Now wait, do I breathe? Aaaaaah

You cannot control who you love, Desi, but you can always control how hard you fight, okay?” His eyes crinkled with his grin. “Yes, you did a bad thing, but not so bad that you cannot explain it and have him forgive you.”

Thông tin chi tiết
Tác giả Maurene Goo
Nhà xuất bản Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (May 30, 2017)
Năm phát hành 05-2017
ISBN 9780374304041
Trọng lượng (gr) 14.4 ounces
Kích thước 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
Giá bìa 17,990 đ