Love Boat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen


When eighteen-year-old Ever Wong’s parents send her from Ohio to Taiwan to study Mandarin for the summer, she finds herself thrust among the very over-achieving kids her parents have always wanted her to be, including Rick Woo, the Yale-bound prodigy profiled in the Chinese newspapers since they were nine—and her parents’ yardstick for her never-measuring-up life.

Unbeknownst to her parents, however, the program is actually an infamous teen meet-market nicknamed Loveboat, where the kids are more into clubbing than calligraphy and drinking snake-blood sake than touring sacred shrines.

Free for the first time, Ever sets out to break all her parents’ uber-strict rules—but how far can she go before she breaks her own heart?

My Review:

Welcome to the Loveboat!

Not a real boat, but a school where kids fall in love. The side character, Sophie can explain it better than me in book.

This book centers around Ever. Which I like in the book. She is a talented dancer and loves to teach it. Sadly her parents never approve of it and sent her off to school. Where she learns to come out her shell and break the rules. Learning the ropes of love, friendship and respecting family.

I really did fall in love with this book. Was in love with the culture and the characters in it. I’m a sucker for dance reads and things that happen in different countries. This book been sitting on my shelf forever and finally read it in on go. Ever is a good girl, but she make dumb mistakes in the book. You get the whole high school drama stuff going on.

Recently a companion book came out. It stars two of the side characters Sophie and Xavier. Which I did love Xavier in the book. He deals with abuse from father and learning disabilities. Sophie I kinda like in the book. She get into trouble with a abusive relationship and has a rocky friendship with Ever. Maybe in Loveboat, Reunion these two can be redeemed for there actions in the book.

Are you guys ready to jump in the Loverboat?

Happy Reading!!!!

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