29 Dates

29 Dates Review

Jisu'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 Jisu's success, and going on the recommended dates is Jisu'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, Jisu finds comfort in taking the photographs that populate her ever-growing social media account. Soon attention from two very different boys sends Jisu 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?

Title:29 Dates

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  • Fafa's Book Corner

    Mini review:DNFTrigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to r...

  • Safiya A. Mannan

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, lear...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    Rating: 3.5 StarsJisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, sin...

  • rachel

    dnf 32%making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog • Goodreads • Twitter • Instagram...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don’t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up ...

  • Cindy ?? Savage Queen ?

    Rating ~2.5Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-dra...

  • Amy-GallivantingPages

    ***3-3.5 stars ***I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz h...

  • Kristy Mauna

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC ...

  • Luna

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? Th...

  • Blodeuedd Finland

    Jisu is about to start her last year of HS when her parents sent her to San Francisco. There she will focus on school, get great grades and get into a great College. I must say that school in Seoul so...