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Hi all!! I’m so so excited to bring you this amazing book that will be released TOMORROW! Without further ado, let’s jump right into my review!
About the Book
Loveboat, Taipei(Loveboat, Taipei #1)
Author: Abigail Hing Wen
Date: January 7th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Travel, Asian Literature
For fans of Crazy Rich Asians or Jane Austen Comedy of Manners, with a hintof La La LandWhen eighteen-year-old Ever Wong’s parents send her from Ohio to Taiwan to studyMandarin for the summer, she finds herself thrust among the very over-achievingkids her parents have always wanted her to be, including Rick Woo, the Yale-boundprodigy profiled in the Chinese newspapers since they werenine—and her parents’yardstick for her never-measuring-up life.Unbeknownst to her parents, however, the program is actually an infamous teenmeet-market nicknamed Loveboat, where the kids are more into clubbing thancalligraphy and drinking snake-bloodsake than touring sacred shrines.Free for the first time, Ever sets out to break all her parents’ uber-strict rules—buthow far can she go before she breaks her own heart?
About the Author
Abigail was born in West Virginiato a family of immigrants: Her mother is from thePhilippines and her father from Indonesia, and her grandparents emigrated to those countriesfrom Fujian and Shandong provinces in China.Abigail grew up in Ohio and graduated from Harvard University andColumbia Law School.She worked in Washington DC for the Senate, as a law clerk for a federal judge. and now inSilicon Valley in venture capital and artificial intelligence. She also earned her Master of FineArts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.In her spare time, she enjoys long walks with her husband and two boys, and hanging out withfriends and over 100 family members in the Bay Area. She loves music and dances to it whenno one is watching.
This book was an absolute HOOT. I loved Ever from the get go, and she gets into such shenanigans. I loved getting to know Ever and her gang so much.
Sophie was definitely one of my favorites — is it because she and I share a name? Possibly. But it’s more than just that. She seems like an easy read from the surface, but there’s a depth once you get to know her more.
I love how the characters are written and the setting of the whole novel. I think Wen really captured the experience well.
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