Somewhere Only We Know

Farrar. May 2019. 336p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780374310578.
Gr 9 Up–Catherine “Lucky” Nam is a Korean American rising K-pop star finishing a whirlwind tour in Hong Kong. Her world is knocked off its axis when a volatile mix of sleeping pills, anxiety medication, and a desire for a hamburger brings her into contact with Jack Lim, gifted photographer and tabloid paparazzo. They decide to spend the day together in Hong Kong with differing objectives, but their goals shift and change over the course of the day as they get to know each other better.
VERDICT The overarching theme of crafting the life you want, while making space for the unexpected, shines brilliantly in this novel.

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