Super Fake Love Song
When Sunny Dae—self-proclaimed total nerd—meets Cirrus Soh, he can’t believe how cool and confident she is. So when Cirrus mistakes Sunny’s older brother Gray’s bedroom—with its electric guita ...more
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Super Fake Love Song takes on a lot lighter and more romcom feel than Frankly in Love. (And when I say romcom, I do actually mean it.)
Even though there's this twisting feeling in your gut for the big reveal of Sunny's secret (as he fakes being in a rock band with his best friends based on a miscommunication ten minutes into when Sunny met the love interest Cirrus), Super Fake Love Song still has that joking, silly feeling that Yoon gives his characters' ...more
This book was a bit of a slow grower as I struggled with the premise at first. Around the halfway point or so I realized the positive aspects of the story outweighed the negative, and I settled into a good reading groove. Surprisingly, given the title, the romance is not the strength of the story. But the main character, Sunny Dae, is someone worth getting to know, in my opinion.
Sunny Dae admits he is a nerd. Along with his two best friends, Jamal and Milo, he plays Dungeons and Dragons ...more
Big thanks to Bookish First and the publisher for providing me with a beautiful finished copy of this, my most anticipated book of 2020... unfortunately, just like everything else in 2020, it sucked.
So there's irreverent and then there's POINTLESS. This book leaned heavily towards the uppercase word in that sentence. I read in the acknowledgements that this was Yoon's "fun" book, and I get that, I do. I've written things just for funsies too... only I wouldn't slap a $19 p ...more
Sunny Dae (yes, that's really his name) has always been a nerd, a far cry from his wannabe rockstar older brother Gray who is out pursuing his dreams in LA. When he moves to a new town due to his entrepreneurial parents' unyielding ambitions, he finds brothers-in-arms in Jamal and Milo, and the trio stand up against full-time jock and part-time bully Gunner. Sunny's life takes a dramatic turn, however, w ...more
I had previously read Yoon’s other novel, Frankly In Love, and loved it, so I knew I had to pick this one up.
It should first be said that this book is different than Frankly in Love. This book is less serious and more light hearted, so don’t go into this book expecting it to be just like Frankly in Love.
I thought this book was so fun. I found the whole “fake ...more
↦ quick miscommunication leads to a string of teen lies that keep you nervously excited.
↦ adoration at first sight gradually evolves into genuine feelings.
↦ excellent character development as Sunny finds what he truly likes, finds himself, strengthens his current friendships, opens up the possibility of connecting to new people, and remains a proud nerd.
↦ diverse set of characters: Korean-American MC & love interest, Jamaican-American side character, Guat ...more
I did miss a little more substance/emotional depth, hence the 3 stars ...more
Sunny Dae is a total nerd, making cosplay how-to videos with his friends and living in a sterile feeling bedroom. So when cool new girl Cirrus mistakes his much cooler older brothers bedroom for his, he lets her believe she's right. And then has to convince his friends to create a fak ...more
Super Fake Love Song has some introspection into what is ultimately real vs fake, the ...more
It is such a fun story. The characte ...more
Yoon does an incredible job of taking a light hearted rom-com and infusing it with deep social themes such as race, class, identity, and role expectations (parental and sibling).
17 year old Sunny Dae is a Korean American and a HUGE nerd. We are talking DnD and LARPing. Sunny’s character shows us the many struggles that teens face with balancing school, one’s identity, and relation ...more
I was missing the part where the characters truly get to know each other and especially the part where the main characters properly apologizes and then him and his love interest get to actually build trust again.
I just really want more in terms ...more
SUPER FAKE LOVE SONG is a lovely YA rom-com which is mainly about exploration and discovery of identity.
We follow Sunny as he navigates through new hobbies and faces his fears. It is a journey which he finds himself and recognizes/deals with his shame. I really enjoyed the diverse cast of characters - Korean-American MC and his Jamaican-American and Guat ...more
💭 What I like about it? : How chessy his name is. ...more
Ok I got this book in a book box and I never would have bought it for myself.
Pleasantly surprised! Not your usual icky love story. A rom-com but more com than rom.
It's the theme of this book that does it for me more than anything - finding out who you are and how others perceive you, and what that means to you.
3 stars ...more
I loved the length of this one! It wasn't too long, and it wasn't too short. It was just right for the story! Super Fake Love Song was a super swift, cute read that required little commitment (which I needed so bad right now, as I'm recovering from surgery). The book definitely played on the classic tropes and flipped them on their heads, which was enjoyable to read about. I loved seeing that the typical jock ...more
Sunny Dae and his friends love being complete nerds with each other until .... super cool Cirrus Soh enters into his life where all of a sudden, pretending to be his amazing Hollywood musician brother was the best thing to do to impress Cirrus. In this captivating, hilarious and ...more
What silly thing have you done for love or just to get someone's attention? I think we've all been there at one point in our life. Did that something get a bit out of control? Sunny's sure did - and what a fun trip to take with him. What starts off fun and brings him surprising joy is just an escalation that is doomed to come crumbling down.
What a cutesy YA rom-com. We all know how these stories go and this holds true here as well. What makes this so much fun though are these absolutely adorable ...more
What stuck out to me the most about this book was the humor. This book is written as if I'm really seeing into the mind of Sunny. We see into the mind of the main characters in most books, but the way this was written helped me to understand who the character was a little better. And, I had fun while getting to know him.
I a ...more