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Author: David Yoon Narrator: Raymond J. Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2019 ISBN: 9780593105603
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"I loved, loved, LOVED this book." —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light

"Big-hearted, honest, hilarious, and achingly romantic." —Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at The End

"This is a classic in the making." —Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Warcross

"This book is pure joy." —Deb Caletti, Printz Honor Recipient for A Heart in a Body in the World and National Book Award Finalist for Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?

Frank Li has two names. There's Frank Li, his American name. Then there's Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents. Frank barely speaks any Korean. He was born and raised in Southern California.

Even so, his parents still expect him to end up with a nice Korean girl--which is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. Brit, who is funny and nerdy just like him. Brit, who makes him laugh like no one else. Brit . . . who is white.

As Frank falls in love for the very first time, he's forced to confront the fact that while his parents sacrificed everything to raise him in the land of opportunity, their traditional expectations don't leave a lot of room for him to be a regular American teen. Desperate to be with Brit without his parents finding out, Frank turns to family friend Joy Song, who is in a similar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to help each other and keep their parents off their backs. Frank thinks he's found the solution to all his problems, but when life throws him a curveball, he's left wondering whether he ever really knew anything about love—or himself—at all.

In this moving debut novel—featuring striking blue stained edges and beautiful original endpaper art by the author—David Yoon takes on the question of who am I? with a result that is humorous, heartfelt, and ultimately unforgettable. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Packs all manner of ethnic, class, and family dynamics into the funny, profane, and poignant pages of Frankly in Love.”

    Wall Street Journal
  • With echoes of John Green and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it’s poised to be the biggest YA debut of the year. Entertainment Weekly
  • “Extraordinary…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
  • “Right from the start, narrator Raymond J. Lee fully inhabits funny, endearing, nerdy-and-proud-of-it California high school senior Frank Li…Lee’s emotionally and culturally authentic performance will have listeners rooting for Frank through many twists and turns, all the way to the audiobook’s lovely conclusion. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Yoon's stellar debut expertly and authentically tackles racism, privilege, and characters who are trying to navigate their Korean-American identity. BuzzFeed
  • “An outstanding novel where the emotions are deeply felt but honestly earned…The highlight of the book is Frank’s voice—he is a sharp observer who is funny, insecure, and deeply conflicted.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Yoon never settles for stereotypes, instead giving his well-defined characters a diversity of experience, identity, sexuality, and ambition.”

    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “A story that illuminates weighty issues by putting a compassionate human face on struggles both universal and particular to certain identities…A deeply moving account of love in its many forms.”

    Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • This #OwnVoices novel tackles familial issues, being the child of immigrant parents, and what it means to make a name for yourself despite having an ocean of expectations weighing down on your shoulders. BookRiot
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

David Yoon is a writer and designer who created the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Everything, Everything. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Nicola Yoon, and their energetic daughter. Frankly in Love is his first novel.