Imprint:Viking Books for Young Readers
Audience:Teenage: Age (years) 12, Grade (US) 7
Dimensions:8.5in x 5.81 x 1.25 in | 1.12 lb
Page Count:416 pages
AUTHENTIC DIVERSITY: We need more books from authors of color. This story of balancing a dual identity, adapting to a new culture, and being true to yourself despite family pressure is explored in a way that only an Asian author can write.
JENNY HAN EFFECT: There’s a growing market for Asian American YA, thanks to the popularity of Netflix’s adaptation of To All The Boys I Loved Before.
KOREA IS HOT!: BTS, Blackpink, BB cream, sheet masks, seaweed snacks, K-dramas, kimchi, BBQ…this story takes readers right to the source of everything cool.
“Juicy, delightful and brimming with cultural specificity, I Guess I Live Here Now is an endlessly charming exploration of what happens when immigrant parents make good on the threat of sending a wayward Americanized kid “home.” And what happens when that home features explosively fast internet, shopping trips, transcendent snacks and cute boys galore. A dazzling, utterly swoonful romp that artfully navigates identity and place. This book has all the Korean elements your soul craves and desires. I absolutely devoured this.”
—Mary H. K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Yolk
“I Guess I Live Here Now takes you on a glam romp through Seoul—by way of family secrets, sweet romance, and surprising self-discovery. Like the very best K-drama bottled up in a book.”
—Maurene Goo, author of Somewhere Only We Know
“Claire Ahn brings a fresh, charming voice to this enthralling page-turner of a debut. I Guess I Live Here Now absolutely blew me away!”
—Kody Keplinger, New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF and That’s Not What Happened
“A vibrant love letter to Seoul and a poignant coming-of-age story. Claire Ahn’s writing is fresh, funny, and heartfelt—I adored every page of Melody’s (mis)adventures. A new favorite!”
—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow
“Ahn has transported me completely to a light-filled world full of exciting possibilities. What a perfect joy this book is during a time where most of us aren’t able to travel. I did not want to leave Seoul or Melody’s delightful company!”
—Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of The Obsession
“I Guess I Live Here Now is a breath of fresh air that transports readers to the new and lively world Melody finds herself in—figuratively and literally. A sweet exploration of who and what ’home’ really is.”
—Kelsey Rodkey, author of Last Chance Books
“My new comfort kdrama in book form – it made me feel like I was back in school in Korea again, but with much cooler friends, dilemmas, and misadventures. Immersive, fun, fresh, with a lot of heart.”
—Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face
“Entertaining; a drama-filled ode to family against a well-developed Seoul backdrop.”