29 Dates

29 Dates

by Melissa de la Cruz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335541543
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication date: 12/18/2018
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 108,372
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publishers Weekly and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of novels for readers of all ages, including The Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost. Her books have topped the USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists and have been published in more than twenty countries. Today she lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her husband and daughter.

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29 Dates 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
marongm8 7 days ago
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 reminded me a lot of the Jenny Han books To All the Boys I've Loved Before and how that phenomenon has sparked and Melissa De La Cruz is a well known young adult author so I can definitely see this book becoming popular or even on the best-seller list. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
bayy245 13 days ago
29 Dates tackled racism and racial prejudice, but overall just fell flat for me. I think a contemporary can tackle serious issues while also being lighthearted and funny ( i.e. Jack of Hearts and The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me). Jisu was a relatable MC and I think it's important for teens to learn that it's alright to do things for yourself. Senior year is one of the most stressful years in anyone's life and overbearing parents don't help at all. I'm not sure how I feel about an overbearing pair of Asian parents from a non own voices author. That coupled with her obsession with skin care rubbed me the wrong way. Both are stereotypes of asian cultures (more specifically Chinese and Korean) but I'm not sure how true they are. I love having more Asian rep in contemporary, but I wasn't sure how to feel about the rep in this book. The tackling of racism, however, was phenomenal. The insults and racist assumptions thrown at Dave and Jisu were directly challenged on page. The racist remarks were also a lot of the things commonly said to or assumed about Asian people. I think this helps everyday people realize a bit more what is appropriate to say/ask. Jisu had her own prejudices against Dave and the fact that he was Korean-American. She didn't see him as actually Korean and I wish we got to see him challenging her more. Racism and prejudice can be towards your own race and I think we need to see more of that. The love story was cute but predictable. We know who she ends up with on page 1, though. This book just needed more for me. I didn't quite get any of the side characters, like her host family, and there were a few big plot issues that weren't resolved. Overall, it was okay. *Thanks to Netgalley for this review copy*
BeckyRendon 28 days ago
29 chances to drive yourself crazy! 29 ways to learn your dislikes! 29 dates but what about...love? 29 Dates is a cute story. I will admit to wishing for a little glossary though. Never having indulged in Korean culture, I felt a little left behind -at first. Eventually, you pick up the lingo and start craving the restaurant experience. (Maybe don't read while hungry?!) I think the most fun though was reading the play by play of these seons. Some are perfectly terrible! Like award winning terrible! Laugh, want to cry, and cross your fingers through the awful experience with Josh because in the end you will be smiling just as hard!