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This book is about a girl, named Valentina, who believes her family has a generational curse that makes it so none of the family members, including herself, will be able to experience love without extreme loss and heartbreak. She makes a deal with the spirit of St. Valentine that if she can't find true love within a year, she'll give him her heart, that way she'll never experience love or heartbreak. The characters in this book were lovable. The art style was amazing. I loved how the illustrator used drastic color difference from scene to scene to set the mood of each scene. The way St. Valentine was drawn was haunting and creepy. This book explores cultural identity, specifically Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese Americans. It explores the traditions and activities in the cultures and how it can bring family, friends, and community together.