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Summary

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, this romantic and layered Own Voices debut from Abigail Hing Wen is a dazzling, fun-filled romp.

'Our cousins have done this program,' Sophie whispers. 'Best kept secret. Zero supervision.'

And just like that, Ever Wong’s summer takes an unexpected turnGone is Chien Tan, the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all, where hookups abound, adults turn a blind eye and the nightlife runs nonstop.

But not every student is quite what they seem:

Ever is working toward becoming a doctor but nurses a secret passion for dance.

Rick Woo is the Yale-bound child prodigy bane of Ever’s existence whose perfection hides a secret.

Boy-crazy, fashion-obsessed Sophie Ha turns out to have more to her than meets the eye.

And under sexy Xavier Yeh’s shell is buried a shameful truth he’ll never admit.

When these students’ lives collide, it’s guaranteed to be a summer Ever will never forget!

©2020 Abigail Hing Wen (P)2020 HarperTeen US

Critic reviews

"Fresh as a first kiss." (Stacey Lee, award-winning author of Outrun the Moon)

"Equal parts surprising, original and intelligent. An intense rush of rebellion and romance." (Stephanie Garber, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Caraval)

"Fresh, fun, heartfelt, and totally addictive, a story about finding your place - and your people - where you least expected." (Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of the William C. Morris Award finalist Conviction)

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I love the dancing aspect and the part where she gets the letter. I love the dancing scenes and her relationship with her dad.

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Excellent book! Thoroughly enjoyed it!! Must Read!

It’s like Crazy Rich Asians meets to all the boys I’ve loved before 💖🤩 I finished this audio book really quickly. Romantic comedies are my cup of tea! I immediately fell in love with the characters. Such a fabulous story - I’m a Eurasian and I can’t even tell you how much I related to this book. I loved all the culture references and the mentioning of bubble tea made me smile! After finishing this book I feel more inspired to peruse my passions. As a student, it’s been a real eye opener! I hope Loveboat, Taipei will be made into a movie in the future that would be amazing!