Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon


Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Book for Young Reader
Publication Date: November 17th, 2020
Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance
Source: Thank you Times Read for the review copy in return for an honest review
Rating: 4.5


From the bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a contemporary YA rom-com where a case of mistaken identity kicks off a string of (fake) events that just may lead to (real) love.

When Sunny Dae—self-proclaimed total nerd—meets Cirrus Soh, he can’t believe how cool and confident she is. So when Cirrus mistakes Sunny’s older brother Gray’s bedroom—with its electric guitars and rock posters—for Sunny’s own, he sort of, kind of, accidentally winds up telling her he’s the frontman of a rock band.

Before he knows it, Sunny is knee-deep in the lie: He ropes his best friends into his scheme, begging them to form a fake band with him, and starts wearing Gray’s rock-and-roll castoffs. But no way can he trick this amazing girl into thinking he’s cool, right? Just when Sunny is about to come clean, Cirrus asks to see them play sometime. Gulp.

Now there’s only one thing to do: Fake it till you make it.

Sunny goes all in on the lie, and pretty soon, the strangest things start happening. People are noticing him in the hallways, and he’s going to football games and parties for the first time. He’s feeling more confident in every aspect of his life, and especially with Cirrus, who’s started to become not just his dream girl but also the real deal. Sunny is falling in love. He’s having fun. He’s even becoming a rocker, for real.

But it’s only a matter of time before Sunny’s house of cards starts tumbling down. As his lies begin to catch up with him, Sunny Dae is forced to wonder whether it was all worth it—and if it’s possible to ever truly change.

Super enjoyable contemporary reading. I have so much fun while reading the book. A light-hearted, funny, teared me up and the most important thing is that it has a beautiful friendship in it.

Fake it, till you make it. Have you ever faking something in your life? To be someone you were not? Have you? Well, that happened in this book. 

Sunny Dae is a super nerd guy who is into LARP with his two best friends - Jamal and Milo and they making DIY role play props which they upload on their Youtube channel. When he met Cirrus, the new interesting girl who just moved to the town that is how Sunny's lies first starts. Sunny pretend to be in a rock star band when Cirrus thought he is. He decides to let it be, to fake it but things do not go with the plan when the secrets been revealed. 

"It begs the question, What person isn't just a made-up thing in the first place? Is it the fakery that makes us real? Is anything real?"

I was skeptical of the story at first somehow that feeling evaporates and I find the book is unputdownable. I love every bit of it. The character development in the story is seriously amazing which makes me love it even more. I hated when Sunny and his friends been bullied by Gunner however things start to change when Sunny become friends with Gunner, a close friend even. It was unbelievable at first but it happened. I mean this story is not focusing only on romance but on self-development growth, self-love, friendship, and family

Overall, it is a heartwarming, enjoyable, kinda predictable yet still a wonderful one. The author has written such a wonderful story that put us laughing out loud and tear us up towards the end. I never thought I would cry for this book but I did. Highly recommended.