By Teens, For Teens – Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous & Romances to Make You Cry

Posted about 2 years ago by Jennifer Deuell

Welcome back for another round of By Teens, For Teens! This week we have something to make you laugh and something to make you cry. VolunTEEN Magdalena K., age 12 share a book review of a funny, coming of age story. Then, take a look at a booklist full of romance stories that will make you cry, created by Max K., age 15.

Book Review:

Sunny Song Will Never be Famous by Suzanne Park

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Sunny Song will Never be Famous follows Korean American Sunny Song, a social media influencer who is sent to a digital detox camp on a farm. In my opinion, there was a weak plot and the side characters lacked depth, which made the book difficult to read. On the other hand, it has a unique concept, and I enjoyed the diverse characters and detailed settings. Sunny is a great protagonist—she doesn’t hesitate to stand up for what she believes in. Sadly, the unorganized procession of the plot and the pointless interactions between characters sometimes overshadowed the book’s strengths.  Overall, I give the book 3 stars.






Read-Alikes List:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Jennifer Deuell

Jenn Deuell is a Librarian with Richmond Public Library. She is a native of Fredericksburg, VA but has lived in Richmond for long enough that she now considers it home. She loves all things YA and can usually be found curled up at home with a good book (rainy day or not). Her other hobbies include traveling and spending time with family, including her husband, daughter Hannah, and two rescued pit bulls. For YA reading recommendations from Jenn, visit Bookologist.

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