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I'll Be the One

(I'll Be the One #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  26 reviews
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 Murphy.

Skye 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
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 16th 2020 by Katherine Tegen Books
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    Dec 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Recommended to Melanie by: Romie
    Best cover in the world? This book right here. I need this entire story immediately.

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    Book: plus-sized bisexual Korean-American enters a tv reality competition to be a kpop star and falls in love with her famous competitor
    Me: *throws money*


    Me after seeing that cover:
    R.F. Kuang
    Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Every bit as adorable, funny, sweet, and inclusive as ya'll are hoping it'll be. Loved it :)
    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    "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?!
    Jan 29, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
    Shelves: 2020-releases
    This is literally all I've ever wanted
    Cute diverse YA romcom
    A bisexual, fat, Korean-American protagonist
    Skye is comfortable with her weight
    Gettin' enemies to lovers vibes and we all know I fuck with that
    The love interest is also bi
    The bi and Korean-American rep is #ownvoices
    It's going to show the good and bad of the K-Pop industry
    Read this thread the author made bc I got hella emotional/hyped reading it
    Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    Jan 29, 2019 marked it as anticipated-releases
    Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    12/9/19: LOOK AT IT. Getting the cover it DESERVES!!!!

    (1/30/19): I hope there's a plus size Korean model on the cover because that's what this book deserves.
    mina reads™️
    The cover is so so cute and the mc is plus sized, bisexxi and wants to be a kpop star!!! We love to see it
    Feb 18, 2020 marked it as anti-library  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs
    So this book is going hard with an #ownvoices bisexual, Korean-American protagonist, body positivity and the world of K-pop, damn
    Tiffany Chiang
    Dec 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2020-releases
    This cover makes me happy

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    Kat Cho
    Jan 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Super excited about this one!
    Sonja ✧・゚。★*
    Sarah ♡
    Dec 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I am ALL the hype for this diverse ownvoices novel, GIVE IT TO ME NOW
    Dec 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
    This is such a cute cover.
    Abbey's Reading Corner
    Feb 17, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: coming-2020
    I adore this cover! Love the color, this just screams FUN!!!
    Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: queer
    4.5 stars / everyone needs to read this, and it deserves to be read by everyone

    i'm trying to write a review that does justice to how much i loved this book. it can pretty much be summed up by saying this book is everything i have ever wanted.

    i'll be the one is a super cute romcom with a kickass protag, adorable love interest, and an amazing supporting cast. it has everything i need from a teen romance story, while balancing a narrative that explores societal pressures faced by queer people,
    Jan 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
    i can not wait to get my hands on this book!
    i have high hopes for this one lads!!!!

    also.. if anyone is interested the cover model is actually a kpop dance cover artist and you can follow her on insta @ _isabae_
    Dec 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Gotta say it: This sounds adorable (L-O-V-E the cover, btw! So fun and bright and happy!) and so positive! I'm looking forward to this one ...more
    Dec 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I don't usually read contemporary romance but....a contemporary romance that focuses on one of the biggest issues in KPOP right now? I'm in. Plus this cover is beautiful. I can't wait!
    This cover? Adorable

    This synopsis? Perfect

    If this doesn't give me the happiest of feelings I'm suing somebody.
    অচুপ্তা | acchupta
    Cover drop! I'm excited for this one. ...more
    Dec 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
    this cover makes me SCREAAAMMM, i love it so MUCH!!!
    Dec 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
    i have never added a book so fast in my whole entire life.
    L. D.
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    Aug 19, 2019
    Gyungsuk Kim
    rated it it was amazing
    Feb 13, 2019
    Sookil Lee
    rated it it was amazing
    Jan 15, 2020
    rated it it was amazing
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    Lyla Lee is the author of the Mindy Kim series as well as the upcoming 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 ...more

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