Frank li is a high school senior living in southern California. Frank’s parents emigrated from Korea, and have pretty much one big rule for Frank – he must only date Korean girls. But he’s got strong feelings for a girl in his Class, Brit – and she’s not Korean. His friend joy song is in the same boat and knows her parents will never accept her boyfriend, so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks fake-dating is the perfect plan, but it leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love – or himself – at all. David yoon’s debut novel is a quirky, authentic, heart-breaking romantic comedy and a refreshingly different take on race, immigrant communities, friendship and family.