July 26, 2019

#BookReview: Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo


Synopsis: 10 00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she's just performed her hit song "Heartbeat" in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans.

 She's about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. 


But right now? She's in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.

11 00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. 

On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. 

She looks kind of familiar. She's very cute. He's maybe curious.

12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same.


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About the Author:  Maurene Goo is the author of several critically acclaimed young adult books, including I Believe in a Thing Called Love and The Way You Make Me Feel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cat, Maeby.

Rating: 🌟🌟
My Review: I really enjoyed this author's first title but I have to say this one I just really didn't care about.  I think it really had a lot to do with this being about K-Pop stars.  Which is just something that I am not interested in.  The writing was done pretty well but I still think it wasn't as good as the other story I read.  This one reminded me of The Sun is Also a Star as it takes place over the course of a day.  I could see this as a summer beach read. Just something to pass the time with.  But not one that you would come back over and over to read.  Its a one trick pony with this one. 





"A quick-paced, entertaining plot, witty banter, and expert characterization make this a light and satisfying read, and a wealth of local details effortlessly immerse the reader in the worlds of Hong Kong and K-pop stardom. Charming and swoonworthy." - Kirkus Reviews

"If you're looking for a read that's juicy and hilarious, Somewhere Only We Know is perfect."
Cosmopolitan

"Goo's latest book sounds like the perfect rom-com for dreamy spring afternoons." - Bustle

"...offer[s] readers a sense of place and culture that further proves the need for diverse voices, storytellers and characters in the world of young-adult fiction and beyond." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Somewhere Only We Know goes beyond telling a love story between two Korean American teens. At its heart, it is about discovering your passion and believing your dream is worth pursuing. It's about being brave enough to embrace your true self and doing what makes you happy. This is a beautiful and important message for readers." - Pop Culturist 

"A buoyant romance that's as much about self-discovery as it is about new love." - Booklist










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