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29 Dates characters ✓ 104 Ê How many dates will it take to find The OneJisu’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 And school and 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. Rating 35 StarsJisu was devastated when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school but they may have given her the greatest gift since her new environment did yield some stellar results• Pro Jisu was easy to like and root for My heart broke when her whole life was uprooted but I admired the way she took it in stride and also commended her on fulfilling her filial duties Beside being under the standard pressure to get into an Ivy League school and earn top grades she also had to go on a myriad of blind dates which she did with a or less open mind • Pro The dates were interesting They were presented to us in a transcript format and what I really liked was the way they paralleled something happening outside of the dates as well as being a catalyst for Jisu's growth and change She had discovered a lot about herself during these dates even if she never happened to find the one • Pro I adored Dave and thought the chemistry and dynamic between him and Jisu was fantastic One of my favorite scenes was when Jisu met his mom Totally couldn't wipe the smile off my face • Con There were some really fun parts in this book and also a lot of things I really enjoyed I wish of these things had been included There were some times when the mood shifted and it sort of made the story drag a little • Pro It's really difficult for a teen to leave her friends but Jisu was lucky to find such a great suad in San Francisco I especially loved Hiba who was fierce and not afraid to speak her mind • Pro Jisu's grandfather was a most precious human I loved and adored him so much and was grateful that Jisu had such a phenomenal ally • Pro The ending went in a direction that left me with a smile on my face I was really happy with how de la Cruz finished Jisu's story even if I wanted an epilogue tooOverall A story of growth change family friendship and finding your passion which was thoughtful and satisfyingARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

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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 datesNavigating her host family her new city. This book was really cute 😍I loved the characters the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common each date had a different topic and I guessed who the 29 date was ❤️ I’m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu 🙏

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29 DatesHow many dates will it take to find The OneJisu’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. I received this book for free from the publisher Inkyard Press in exchange for an honest review I give this book 45 stars which rounds up to 5 This book doesn’t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are This was a YA romantic comedy and I thought it was a super cute oneIn the beginning it slightly reminded me of Melissa de la Cruz’s middle grade series The Ashleys which I read way back in middle school because it had a slightly materialistic vibe and was set in San FranciscoThe romance itself was basic but still cute I loved the little snippets from her 29 dates that were at the beginning of the chapters I really liked that the book touched upon the casual racism that Asians in America face daily such as people thinking Asians all look the same people being surprised at how well an Asian person speaks English and the notion that Asians are uiet Since I am Filipino I also loved the inclusion of some Filipino representation One of the love interests was Filipino and I loved seeing that I enjoyed the chapter that explored his life because we got to see a little bit of Filipino culture such as Filipino food and karaoke I noticed at least one use of the word “hella” pg 353 which I was super happy to see because that is one of the most popular Bay Area slang words Lastly I have to address the controversy that surrounds this book Many people have issues with this book because a non Korean Melissa de la Cruz is Filipino is writing about Korean culture I think that is a fair and valid critiue and I can’t really say much about the Korean aspects since I am not Korean The one thing I will say however and this may be controversial but I do think some of the criticisms I’ve read are overly harsh Going into this book I knew this wasn’t going to be a deep book because Melissa de la Cruz’s books are never deep Even the one book she wrote about a Filipino American immigrant experience still had that classic Melissa de la Cruz fluff In my personal opinion which you do not have to agree with I think Melissa de la Cruz just wanted to write a fun cute story and she tried the best she could with the Korean aspects which she addresses in her author’s note at the end She wasn’t trying to make some grand statement about the Korean experience Overall I really liked this book Is it mind blowing No Is it fun Yes So if you’re looking for something fun and not super serious then consider reading this book