"An intriguing yet charming coming-of-age tale you won't want to miss"
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.
Learn more about 29 Dates
How many dates will it take to find The One?
Ji-suâ€™s traditional South Korean parents are concerned by
what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and
her future. Working with Seoulâ€™s premiere matchmaker to find
the right boyfriend is one step toward ensuring Ji-suâ€™s
success, and going on the recommended dates is Ji-suâ€™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 sheâ€™ll have the opportunity to shine
academicallyâ€”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 isnâ€™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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