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 wh...
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29 Dates Reviews
Jisu lives in Seoul, South Korea being a dutiful, hard working, overachieving daughter. Which includes going on seons (arranged dates). When she skips one and her grades are not what her parents consider good enough, they decide to send her to San Francisco for her senior year.
A good rom-com, a little predictable. But sweet and fun. Even though Jisu is a senior in high school, it can read down to middle school. There is a little kissing but nothing else.
This book was received as an ARC from Inkyard Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This book was the ultimate teen dating book and every teenager can relate to the trials and tribulations Jisu is going through with her adventures from moving to Korea to finding the right friends and then finding the right soul mate. This book is definitely relatable from society which made it even more better to read and understand. This rem ...more
I received this book as an uncorrected proof through a goodreads giveaway. Overall, I really enjoyed it! The Korean aspects made it a little different than every other YA contemporary romance. I liked the transcript formats of the dates, and I really liked Ji-Su as a character. Some parts of the book were a little predictable and I found myself skimming through them, but overall it was a fun, light read.
29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is an adorable romantic comedy that's sure to elicit many giggles from its' readers. However, the book lacks the depth required to be truly memorable, and like many within its' genre, falls into the trap of silly twists and unlikely happenstance in its' second half.
This book tells the story of Jisu, a talented photographer and student of one of South Korea's most elite high schools. While Jisu is happy to float her way through life, spending time with her friends a ...more
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.
This was a very sweet little book. It was a nice and light and fresh read that would be an excellent choice to pick up after reading something heavy and/or emotional.
I do think this was definitely geared more towards actual 17 year olds.
As an adult YA reader, not every book is a complete win.
This cute and charming story is the perfect read for diverse teen girls who are going through the stress of college applications.
I think they’ll find a kindred spirit with Jisu.
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 by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is also enjoyable, and I would say that this is the perfect pick-me-up.
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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 ...more
Jisu is a high school girl from Korea. Her parents have set her up with a matchmaker and sending her on seons to try to find a suitable husband. After Jisu gets a bad grade on a test, her parents decide to send her to America to go to a different school.
I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a cute story. The main issue I had was in chapter 20, something happens in the evening, but is changed mid paragraph to morning, and then it continued wi ...more