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I'll Be the One oh man, i REALLY really REALLY really wanted to love this one.what it really boils down to is this book is one of those projects where i think the importance of its existence is so astronomical, but the execution of it was disappointingly lackluster positives korean american rep, bi rep, fat rep, incredible tackling of so many salient issues all at once in a way that makes you wanna cheer the author on negatives kind of everything else i found the writing style to be so poor characters we oh man, i REALLY really REALLY really wanted to love this one.what it really boils down to is this book is one of those projects where i think the importance of its existence is so astronomical, but the execution of it was disappointingly lackluster positives korean american rep, bi rep, fat rep, incredible tackling of so many salient issues all at once in a way that makes you wanna cheer the author on negatives kind of everything else i found the writing style to be so poor characters were flat, dialogue was canned or clunky, character dynamics were one dimensional, romance lacked chemistry i really see what the author is trying to do here and i want to respect that, but the story just lacked craft if you re interested in this book, go for it, because i think it s doing great and significant work but i found myself disappointed and wanting the story to work better than it did Every bit as adorable, funny, sweet, and inclusive as ya ll are hoping it ll be Loved it UM HI THIS WAS LIKE THE BEST THING EVER This was the sweetest, most fun I ve had with a book in a while I LOVED our main girl Skye and how unapologetically herself she is Skye is plus size and bisexual and she lives her life the way she wants and deserves to live it The love interest was equally squishy and sweet and I just wanted the best for all the of side characters as well Overall, a WONDERFUL contemporary with great diversity and compelling writing HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Hands down the best book about Kpop I ve read so far It was so worth the waitI m fat People think it means I should hate myself, and when I don t, it makes them uncomfortable But this is just another part of who I am, and I m happy with who I amI ve read a couple of books about Kpop in the last years but they were written by white writers, and guess what They weren t great.This book is what I wanted from the beginning An ownvoices Korean rep makes a huge freaking difference Take n Hands down the best book about Kpop I ve read so far It was so worth the waitI m fat People think it means I should hate myself, and when I don t, it makes them uncomfortable But this is just another part of who I am, and I m happy with who I amI ve read a couple of books about Kpop in the last years but they were written by white writers, and guess what They weren t great.This book is what I wanted from the beginning An ownvoices Korean rep makes a huge freaking difference Take note, publishing.But this book wasn t only an amazing ride with a fast paced Kpop competition that keeps you turning pages, it is also one of the most empowering books I ve ever read I loved the main character, Skye She doesn t take shit from anybody, even when people, including her mom, keep telling her she s not fit enough to dance The way she copes with the discrimination is to always show them that they re wrong The hate only makes her confidence skyrocket and we love to see that Fine, I think Just oneperson to prove wrong Added to the listI also really really loved the bisexual rep, this book is full of positivity in every sense One thing I wasn t a fan of was the romance I felt pretty neutral towards it, and while it was a healthy and 100% supportive relationship, it never gave me the butterflies When this book was announced I was stoked to know that Skye would fall for one of her competitors, but in the end it wasn t really what I liked about this book Which is absolutely not a bad thing Honestly, the book would have been amazing even without the romance The Kpop competition was so interesting on its own that everything else fell to the background for me.The writing was special, very easy to read and to fly through There was the right amount of dialogue and description, and it never feels like the story is going nowhere At times it was a bit ridiculous, like the expression blow out of the water was repeated throughout the book and it kind of made me laugh a little bit Also Skye would do something and she would justify her action, as if silencing the reader before they started to judge Chill Skye, I don t need to know why you let Henry pay or why you re facetiming while walking It s okay, I won t say anything I loved that there was no drama at the end like YA usually does, and I m proud of myself for knowing almost all the songs mentioned I was so excited about Ailee being in the book because she s literally the first Kpop idol I thought about when I started reading I want to be the type of K pop star who can sing and dance really well, so I can show everyone that big bodies aren t something to be afraid of I grew up thinking someone my size could never dance And I don t want the other kids watching at home to think that too If you are looking for a chef s kiss YA book about Kpop with wholesome bi and fat rep, look no further Book plus sized bisexual Korean American enters a tv reality competition to be a kpop star and falls in love with her famous competitorMe throws money Me after seeing that cover 4.5I loved this sweet, warm, empowering read Skye is an amazing character and I loved her from the first page, when she was 5 and telling her mom she d prove her wrong I loved that this one tackled so many complex issues, like fat phobia and cultural ideals head on I was so engrossed in this story, I finished it in one sitting.I highly recommend this one when you re in the mood for a book with a lot of heart and a character who doesn t back down.I received an advanced copy in exchange for my 4.5I loved this sweet, warm, empowering read Skye is an amazing character and I loved her from the first page, when she was 5 and telling her mom she d prove her wrong I loved that this one tackled so many complex issues, like fat phobia and cultural ideals head on I was so engrossed in this story, I finished it in one sitting.I highly recommend this one when you re in the mood for a book with a lot of heart and a character who doesn t back down.I received an advanced copy in exchange for my review bi fat Korean American MC in a K pop survival showI m going to need you guys to GET ON THISrtc Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for the gifted review copy How can I write a coherent review for this glorious book I mean I knew I would really enjoy it but I fell in love with it so muchthan I even expected The book was so inspiring and played with my heart strings I honestly felt hooked from the first chapter I really enjoyed how easy it was to read The writing was something I got lost in easily and before I knew it I had already read several chapters.Skye is possibly one of my mos Thank you Katherine Tegen Books for the gifted review copy How can I write a coherent review for this glorious book I mean I knew I would really enjoy it but I fell in love with it so muchthan I even expected The book was so inspiring and played with my heart strings I honestly felt hooked from the first chapter I really enjoyed how easy it was to read The writing was something I got lost in easily and before I knew it I had already read several chapters.Skye is possibly one of my most favorite main characters, period She s this complete ray of sunshine and I just love her confidence She loves herself and despite everything that she has been through she still remains the most positive and loving person there is I m not fat so I can t pretend to know what fatphobia must feel like and I m not an ownvoice I do have a few things to say I love how body positive Skye was I loved to see her comfortable in her own body I loved that she proved that the fault was not in her but in the people around her The unbelievable beauty standards that our societies have I ve read so much about Korean beauty standards and the things people go through for that approval whether willingly or not, especially in the Kpop industry I love that the author pointed this out and called it out here I love that the author also showed the effect that the shaming and horrible comments can have on someone even if they do love their body From time to time the things that people say will seep through the cracks.Henry Cho was so easy to love If I m being honest all the friends that Skye made were I loved that we got a good look at their relationships and how supportive they all were of each other Henry was the biggest softie He s also easily one of my favorite characters He wasn t one of those characters that starts off as a jerk and then suddenly becomes all sweet He just was sweet from the very beginning I loved that the author showed what it was like on his side with being a model and everything You truly never know what someones life is like or what they re going through or have had to go through Someone s Instagram feed doesn t give anyone the right to just assume something about someone I loved that the relationship between him and Skye was so simple and cute I needed something fluffy and this book came right in Skye, Tiffany and Lana were my favorite friendship Their relationship was supporting all around and I just love girls supporting girls so much Steve and Portia were also so nice and I loved how they were around Skye as the story progressed.I m personally a huge fan of Kpop and have been for years So all the songs and groups mentioned made me have so many fangirl moments I loved reading about the competitions It was very frustrating at times because of the things that Skye had to go through and the awful people she met, but if Skye proved anything it s that she is the most amazing and confident person there is That ending was everything I had hoped for and so muchI ve written so much and I don t really know what else to say other than I loved this book and you need to read it This has become a new favorite and I m definitely going to be looking out for future books by Lyla Lee Thank you to the publishers for a gifted review copy Going to have to start this one asap I was sent an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest reviewCW fatphobia, talk of queerphobia and non accepting families, parental emotional abuse.THIS WAS SO CUTE AND FUN Okay, I must admit that, at first, I had a bit of a hard time getting into the writing The author chose to lay down all the conflicts in the first couple chapters and that justdoes not work for me I like when it s gradual and implicit instead of being told this this and this is what the MC is going to face in th I was sent an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest reviewCW fatphobia, talk of queerphobia and non accepting families, parental emotional abuse.THIS WAS SO CUTE AND FUN Okay, I must admit that, at first, I had a bit of a hard time getting into the writing The author chose to lay down all the conflicts in the first couple chapters and that justdoes not work for me I like when it s gradual and implicit instead of being told this this and this is what the MC is going to face in this book so I was skeptical at first, especially since the pattern of being told that something is wrong was perpetuated throughout the book instead of showing the scene and letting the reader draw their own conclusions That being said, I ve been so excited for this book for so long that I decided to push through and see where the story was headed.And I m SO GLAD I did About a third or a little over that through the book, the writing got better or I got used to it, either way, I found myself invested enough in the characters and the competition that the writing didn t bother me much any I just let it do the job of telling the story A story that s equally soft, fun and meaningful It did quite a few things and it did them right.First of all, the fat representation and fatphobia Before I talk about this, know that I am not fat so I m not talking about it from an ownvoices lense but I found this to be really well done I loved seeing a fat main character who was utterly comfortable in her body and the conflict came from outside, not from within That being said Lee also showed that always being scrutinized by everyone for the way you look does take a toll, and no matter how confident you are, those comments and remarks are bound to get to you and make you doubt yourself from time to time Especially when coming from someone who s supposed to protect you Namely your mother, her relationship with her mom was so hard to read and I found myself feeling for her but was glad that her dad was at least there to counterbalance everything But not only her mom, especially with Skye being out in the public eye, the judges of the competition, fellow competitors and people online also all thought they had a right to comment on her body And I loved how she handled it each time, sometimes standing up to them, sometimes letting things go and sometimes justbeing tired of it and unable to react It just felt realistic The author used this whole ordeal to call out the outrageous beauty standards in Korean culture and especially in the K pop scene and everything the artists and put through It s so awful it gave me chills, as someone who has really never been into the music.The competition was fun but what I liked most are the relationships Skye got out of it First up, here romance with Henry, the Korean model who s a huge cinnamon roll you just want to hug and protect Their relationship developed so organically through the book, their banter was easy and natural and their chemistry extremely obvious, especially when dancing Both of them are bi, and I liked how through that as well as two of their friends, we were shown that Korean culture is still not accepting of queer people and all the hoops they have to jump through to be happy, most times very far away from their families My favorite friendship Skye formed is the one with Lana and Tiffany who make such a cute couple and I gobbled up every single moment she spent with them because of how unconditionally supportive of her they were Also, CAN WE TALK ABOUT SNOWBALL cutest dog in literary history and I will take no arguments Do I recommend Yes it was such a fast and cute read, with its serious moments and topics bisexual Korean American teen girl first plus sized K pop star weeps in anticipation Plus this author s MG series is SO CUTE so I have super high hopes for this Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review The World Of K Pop Has Never Met A Star Like This Debut Author Lyla Lee Delivers A Deliciously Fun, Thoughtful Rom Com Celebrating Confidence And Body Positivity Perfect For Fans Of Jenny Han And Julie MurphySkye Shin Has Heard It All Fat Girls Shouldn T Dance Wear Bright Colors Shouldn T Call Attention To Themselves But Skye Dreams Of Joining The Glittering World Of K Pop, And To Do That, She S About To Break All The Rules That Society, The Media, And Even Her Own Mother, Have Set For Girls Like HerShe Ll Challenge Thousands Of Other Performers In An Internationally Televised Competition Looking For The Next K Pop Star, And She Ll Do It Better Than Anyone ElseWhen Skye Nails Her Audition, She S Immediately Swept Into A Whirlwind Of Countless Practices, Shocking Performances, And The Drama That Comes With Reality TV What She Doesn T Count On Are The Highly Fat Phobic Beauty Standards Of The Korean Pop Entertainment Industry, Her Sudden Media Fame And Scrutiny, Or The Sparks That Soon Fly With Her Fellow Competitor, Henry ChoBut Skye Has Her Sights On Becoming The World S First Plus Sized K Pop Star, And That Means Winning The Competition Without Losing Herself


About the Author: Lyla Lee

Lyla Lee is the author of the Mindy Kim series as well as the YA novel, I ll Be The One Although she was born in a small town in South Korea, she s since then lived in various parts of the United States, including California, Florida, and Texas Inspired by her English teacher, she started writing her own stories in fourth grade and finished her first novel at the age of fourteen After working various jobs in Hollywood and studying Psychology and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, she now lives in Dallas, Texas When she is not writing, she is teaching kids, petting cute dogs, and searching for the perfect bowl of shaved ice She is represented by Penny Moore of Aevitas Creative.


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