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29 Dates Summary ☆ 8 ✓ 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 is Jisu’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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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 is Jisu’s compromise to. I have one uestion why was it necessary for a non Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it According to the author's note the author is Filipino American learned about seons from a Korean friend and dedicated this book to her Korean sister in law The author states that seons typically take place during or post college but she says in the author's note as an author of fiction I've taken some liberties with this practiceYou cannot take liberties with a culture that's not yours It doesn't matter if you have friends or family through marriage of that culture That's going out of your lane and I'm disappointed that an author of color would make this mistake given how much people of color already have to deal with in terms of appropriation and fetishizationThe nuance that this book would reuire is incredible Jisu is Korean born and raised goes to a good Korean high school and has hardworking rich parents who adhere to strict cultural values such as matchmaking and good grades There is no way for a non Korean to understand what the culture is like much less understand how it is for a person who grew up in South Korea to suddenly move to America and go to a new school Even I know this and I'm South AsianJisu and many of the other characters criticize Korean culture a lot There is the jansori Jisu constantly mentions and then the constant criticism of the seons and her parents' expectations of her grades Yes it's pretty much a universal Asian thing for parents to expect nothing less than a 110% from their kids but cultural differences affect that a lot You can't criticize a culture that's not yours Maybe the author wanted to be authentic and show how much resentment Asian kids have towards their parents and culture as an Asian American kid I testify but I'm not going to understand how it is for a Korean kid and a Korean kid isn't going to understand how it's like for me Same rule applies here A Filipino American can't write about Koreans This goes for any culture really I'm pointing out what I see hereThe thing is you can tell how awkward the writing is The code switching is unnatural and both Jisu's criticism and love for her culture seems forced She talks too much about feminism and expectations and how much she misses home and her friends Even her descriptions of the food is clunky and it's especially noticeable because the description of the Filipino cuisine that comes up because of Austin is so so much authentic I don't get why the author couldn't just write about Filipinos to begin with If she was going to take liberties with Korean culture anyway then why notwrite her own and take liberties with itIf we're talking about the actual writing it was strange I don't understand why Jisu was so critical of teens when she was a teen herself It was the wrong mindset for a teenager And then there's Austin who has no chemistry at all with Jisu yet gets pulled into this insta love thing that is too confusing And while I love Dave I don't see why it was necessary to even give him a girlfriend when Sophie basically had no screen time not to mention the fact that the author made a big deal out of Jisu choosing a Korean in the end All of it was forcedThere's also the fact if Min and Euni Aside from their naming is Euni supposed to pronounced according to Korean romanization or the way the 'Eu' in Eunice is pronounced given that's her full name and did the author purposefully give Min a monosyllabic name and why They seemed like promising friends but we barely get to meet them before Jisu gets shipped to America and get only bits of texts from them I can't even feel sorry for Euni's accident because I don't know herThis reminds me— the whole plot with Jisu getting shipped to America was so stereotypical and sudden She sneaks home late and wakes up to her parents handing her tickets and saying she's taking the afternoon flight to a new country where she'll live for the next year It doesn't make sense at all And then we get absolutely nothing about how Jisu feels adjusting to new life in San Francisco which is impossible anyway given that the author isn't KoreanI'm all for diverse casts If there had been a Filipino MC and a Korean side character or even a love interest it would be fine but a non Korean writing a Korean MC just doesn't work Had this book been written by a Korean I think it would've worked really well If the author had written about Filipinos instead it would've been even better but you can't win everything I guessThis book was just a whole mess I was looking forward to read ALEX AND ELIZA soon but after this book I don't think I can read anything else from this author It'd just make me uncomfortable I'm a bit upset at this turn of events but it is what it is I hope the author sticks to writing about Filipinos from here onwards

Melissa de la Cruz  8 Free read

29 DatesAnd 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. 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 upFull Review on The Candid Cover