29 Dates

29 Dates

Book - 2018
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Shipped off to a private school in San Francisco, where her traditional South Korean parents can set her up with a future husband to ensure her success, young photographer Ji-Su evaluates her dreams and the attentions of two very different boys. 75,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.

&;A heartwarming, sparkling romantic comedy about what happens when what your heart wants and what your parents want don&;t match…Melissa de la Cruz enchants and delights in her usual style. Completely unputdownable!&; &;Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi

&;A refreshingly modern love story, 29 Dates serves up a funny and heartfelt rom-com about finding love and figuring out life on your own terms.&; &;Maurene Goo, author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love and The Way You Make Me Feel

How many dates will it take to find The One?

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?

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After doing poorly on a test and skipping out on one of her dates to spend time with friends, Jisu is sent to a private school in San Francisco where she finds comfort in taking photographs for her social media account.

Publisher: Toronto :, Inkyard Press,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781335541543
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Twenty-nine dates


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Jun 24, 2020

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Jun 24, 2020

Melissa de la Cruz strikes again with another charming story about a young girl looking for love. Jisu, a South Korean girl is faced with a lot of pressure to get into college, and to find a stable boyfriend on top of that. And with subpar grades and an inability to stand out in her school of outstanding students with countless extracurriculars all vying to get into Ivy Leagues and Seoul National University, Jisu’s controlling parents decide to ship her overseas in her senior year to good ol’ San Francisco, CA. A sweet tale of breaking free and finding your true self, Jisu takes us on an adventure across the world where she discovers a sense of freedom and many new friends. It’s a great book that resonates with students feeling the anxiety and pressures of getting into college, and is highlighted with amusing stories of finding the “perfect one” in a sea of high-achieving suitors.


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