Disappointing... just like 2020

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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 price tag on it and handed it out for the world to consume.

Don't get me wrong, I do sorta kinda maybe a lil see the POINT of this book - if I squint, but I think it missed the mark big time. Like Fake Love is bad. If you don't love yourself, you can't love anyone else. That's true. I agree with that message. I despise when people fake anything to try to fit in. That's what the message of this book was. Could it have been done better? Yap.

Was it funny? Eeeeeeeeeeeeeer, a little. Did I laugh? Mmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnn, a little. Did I like it? Urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm, not really.

Within pages, I was disappointed. Nothing against nerds - I AM ONE!! - but it was just TOO nerdy. Like a stiff sorta unfunny kinda nerdy. Think Sheldon Cooper minus the hee hee's and the ha ha's. I didn't fall particularly hard (read: at all) for any of the characters, and minus like one tiny mention, it was lacking the charms of diversity that Frankly in Love banked on.

It just wasn't what I wanted and I am le sad. Oh well.