Boys I Know
June Chu has always been “good enough” as she struggles to meet her Taiwanese mother’s relentless expectations. June’s mother wants her to go to a fancy college on a full scholarship to study pre-med, just like June’s perfect sister… but is that what June wants?
Done with pretending to be the good daughter—because what’s the point if she’s destined to fall short, anyway?—June focuses on making her relationship with her Biology partner, Rhys, work. But after a drunken scheme goes wrong, June flings herself into a new relationship. But what’s the line between sex and love? And will she find the courage to forge her own path, even if that means going against her family?
I very much enjoyed this story! June was an instantly relatable, hilariously sarcastic protagonist who I rooted for throughout the book. The representation was on point here, and the relationships were portrayed realistically, both of which I appreciated. The story was dramatic and easy to follow. The characters were multi-layered and complex, and I enjoyed reading about them. Following along with June’s story as she navigated life was a joy, and I would definitely re-read this!
|Page Count||352 pages|
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