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Un noviazgo real, otro ficticio y una tradición familiar que lo complica todo. Qué podría salir mal?
Frank Li nació en California, nunca ha estado en Corea y casi no habla coreano. Aún así, sus padres tienen una regla de oro: sólo puede llevar a casa chicas coreanas. Cuando se enamora de Brit (que no lo es) y decide fingir que sale con su amiga Joy (que si lo es), Frank aprenderá que no sabe tanto del amor como cree, ni quizás tampoco de si mismo.
Tenía que pasar es la increíble primera novela de David Yoon, autor número uno del New York Times, que trata de dar respuestas a la pregunta que nos persigue a todo en algún momento de nuestras vidas: quién soy yo? ENGLISH DESCRIPTION
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An Indies Introduce Title 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.