Fireworks (Paperback)

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Fireworks (Paperback)


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Fame and friendship can get complicated, especially when there are more than platonic feelings at play in this rom com perfect for fans of Netflix's XO, Kitty!

Seventeen-year-old Lulu Li has her last summer before college all planned out. But her plans go awry when she learns that Kite Xu, her old next-door neighbor and childhood friend, will be returning home from South Korea.
Lulu hasn’t seen Kite since eighth grade, after he left the country to pursue a career in K-pop, eventually debuting in the boy group Karnival. When Karnival announces that Kite will be taking a break from K-pop activities for mysterious reasons, the opportunity to rekindle their friendship arises.
Star-struck and nostalgic, Lulu tries to reconnect with Kite. As they continue to bond and reminisce over the past, Kite’s sister, Connie, warns Lulu not to get too close to her brother. The harder Lulu tries to deny her feelings, the stronger they get. But how could a K-pop star ever fall for a nobody from home? And even if he did, is there any way for their relationship to end but badly?

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Alice Lin is an avid reader who first started dreaming up stories in sixth grade and who loves to get lost in other people’s imaginations. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Rutgers University and has a working background in public libraries. Fireworks is her debut novel. Follow her online at and @miss_bopeeps on Twitter!
Product Details ISBN: 9780593565353
ISBN-10: 0593565355
Publisher: Underlined
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
Praise for Fireworks:

★ "Quick-paced and addictive K-pop rom-com. The overall experience is heartwarming and satisfying. Great for fans of K-pop and ­readers who enjoy books by authors such as Jenny Han."--SLJ, starred review

"A heartwarming second-chance romance, fans of Jenny Han will enjoy this sweet story of fame, mental health and first love."--B&N Reads

"This cute story portrays a summer of teenage fun...[a] sweet rom-com about connection and growth."--Kirkus Reviews

"A pitch-perfect K-Pop rom com."--The Nerd Daily

"If you're a fan of K-pop, don't miss Fireworks"--Popsugar

"[A] heartening debut. Lin’s gentle second-chance romance handily tackles the impact of fame and toxic fan behavior on one’s mental health."--PW