Pianist in the Making
Author: Yoona Na / Pages: 208 pp / 152 x 210mm
Age group: 12+
Recommended by Book Culture Foundation
A STORY OF THREE 19-YEAR-OLD GIRLS AND A BOY WOVEN WITH REAL CHARACTERS,
AN AFFECTIONATE VIEWPOINT WHICH REALISTICALLY DEPICTS STRUGGLES AND PASSIONS
Hyeyoung wants to be an author but must oblige to parent's demands to be a pharmacist; Suzy wants to be an actress but her mom insists on her becoming a pianist. The two girls' real dream begin throbbing when a musical number is selected as the climax performance of their school's annual music festival. Then one day, a free spirit Bacha, with his beautiful face, delicate body, a mysterious air and a notorious reputation, appears before them.
Recommended: To teenagers whose real dreams and aspirations have long been bumped down by social restrictions. This book of characters rooting for one another and themselves striving to achieve their dreams will be truly an inspiration.
"If it's so hard and yet, you still feel attracted to it, isn't that love?"
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Author: Kyeonghwa Lee / Pages: 168 pp / 152 x 210mm
Age group: 12+
TO READERS WITH WEIRD DADS AROUND THE WORLD, THIS BOOK WILL PROVIDE EUREKA MOMENT ABOUT UNDERSTANDING YOUR DAD
Humorous, yet serious at times, this book focuses on teen's life and their realizations that not all adults are perfect or right in real world, including their own Dads. Dads are supposed to be adults and mature, but characters in this book find out they are not and feel connection, disappointment, anger, and even amusement.
Recommended: To teenagers who haven't had time to understand their dads or even talked to them in a long time. Or even teens who just want to see how a 17-year-old boy can be really weird around girls.
"My dad just got downgraded from Pedestrian 2 to 3."
I should be making the first move, right? But, how? The problem is, there is no bed here. I wanted my first experience to be a gentle and cozy one, taking her into my arms and caressing her like a baby. Let's be real, though. I see a table. That ought to do it. No. How do you have sex on a table? Should I bend my knees? What if she falls? Maybe it's not her first time. What if she has tons of experiences?
The Hideous Prank
Author: Kyeonghwa Lee / Pages: 188 pp / 152 x 210mm
Age group: 13+
Select title sold to: Taiwan
Recommended by Morning Reading Organization / Read Read Organization / School Library Journal
THE CRUELEST BUT MOST REALISTIC PORTRAIT OF MODERN TEENAGERS. NO ONE CAN BE FREE FROM THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF BULLYING.
<Goodbye, Daddy>'s author returns with yet another gripping story, this time focusing on school life. Nobody is born a bully. Bullies are made. Everything just started with a 'Hideous Prank'.
It is the story of 3 ordinary teenage boys. Kangmin is the bully, Juneseo the victim, and Seongwon is so-called 'harmless' bystander. However, these roles don't last long and among them starts a rat race with each other. Will this sinister cycle ever end?
Recommended: To teenagers who want to get a deeper understanding of school violence in multilateral ways. If you want to reach out to whoever including yourself, this book is recommended.
"You get bullied because you have problems."