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29 Dates

29 Dates, December 2018
by Melissa De La Cruz

Inkyard Press
400 pages
ISBN: 1335541543
EAN: 9781335541543
Kindle: B07D8TX11N
Hardcover / e-Book
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"An intriguing yet charming coming-of-age tale you won't want to miss"

Fresh Fiction Review

29 Dates
Melissa De La Cruz

Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted December 18, 2018

Romance | New Adult | Coming of Age

29 DATES is an intriguing and charming story that is the perfect read for diverse teen girls who are going through the stress of college applications. 29 DATES captivates as it shows what life is like for many teen girls who are trying to find their way and discover who they are in a world full of uncertainties. When you add in a single date with 29 interesting young men what could possibly go wrong?

Cruz created a unique and interesting group of characters that will make you laugh and cry. A group well-written with some creative backstories tells a story that slowly comes to light. Add in a college backdrop and you have the perfect combination for a story sure to tug at your heart and stay with you long after reading.

Melissa De La Cruz has an enticing way of writing that makes her books stand out from the rest. She draws you into her world and makes you feel as if you are one of the characters. 29 DATES is a remarkable read that I highly recommend to anyone who loves a contemporary young adult novel that is relatable and real.

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How many dates will it take to find The One?

Ji-su’s traditional South Korean parents are concerned by what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and her future. Working with Seoul’s premiere matchmaker to find the right boyfriend is one step toward ensuring Ji-su’s success, and going on the recommended dates is Ji-su’s compromise to please her parents while finding space to figure out her own dreams. But when she flubs a test then skips out on a date to spend time with friends, her fed-up parents shock her by shipping her off to a private school in San Francisco. Where she’ll have the opportunity to shine academically—and be set up on more dates!

Navigating her host family, her new city and school, and more dates, Ji-su finds comfort in taking the photographs that populate her ever-growing social media account. Soon attention from two very different boys sends Ji-su into a tailspin of soul-searching. As her passion for photography lights her on fire, does she even want to find The One? And what if her One isn’t parent and matchmaker approved?

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1 comment posted.

Re: An intriguing yet charming coming-of-age tale you won't want to miss

Cultural conflict always makes for a good read. Nice review!
(Kathleen Bylsma 6:45pm December 18, 2018)

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