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Super Fake Love Song

by David Yoon

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon X
Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon
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  • First Published:
    Nov 2020, 368 pages
    Paperback:
    Jul 2021, 384 pages

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In his second young adult novel, David Yoon takes on themes of performance, authenticity and rock 'n' roll.

Sunny Dae has come to terms with his own nerdiness. He's fine with wearing the same unfashionable cargo shorts every day, he's happy to ride his deeply uncool bike around town. Even though he spent years being bullied, he's finally found a bubble of safety and camaraderie with his two best friends, Milo and Jamal, who also happen to be two of the only other students of color at his high school outside Los Angeles in ridiculously wealthy Rancho Ruby (a fictional town that, according to the endpaper map, bears a lot of resemblance to super-exclusive Rolling Hills, California). The three friends have settled into the perfect combination of celebrity and anonymity with their ScreenJunkie (a fictional version of YouTube) channel, "DIY Fantasy FX." In their popular videos, they demonstrate how to construct creative and impressive Live Action Role-Playing (LARP — see Beyond the Book) ...

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