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Frankly in Love.

Yoon, David

Frankly in Love

Penguin, 2019, pp432, [pounds sterling]7.99 978 0 241373 439

An honest and witty insight into a year in the life of Frank, who was born and lives in America and whose parents are both from Korea. The book is a treatise on racism and life as part of a minority community through the first person narrative voice of someone thinking about where he fits into society. The reader learns a lot about Korean culture, but also can connect to Frank and the other 'Limbos' if they recognise themselves in the tension between two cultures, or whose parents want different things to them, or if they've ever been in love with someone for which a relationship could prove problematic. David Yoon is the husband of Nicola Yoon and fans of her writing about teenage life should easily move to his writing too. Mild swearing adds to the authentic teenage voice.

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Author:Swinyard, Helen
Publication:School Librarian
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Date:Dec 22, 2019
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