Dating Makes Perfect | Blog Tour

Title: Dating Makes Perfect

Author: Pintip Dunn

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: YA Contemporary

Date of Publication: August 18, 2020

Synopsis:

The Tech sisters don’t date in high school. Not because they’re not asked. Not because they’re not interested. Not even because no one can pronounce their long, Thai last name—hence the shortened, awkward moniker. But simply because they’re not allowed.

Until now.

In a move that other Asian American girls know all too well, six months after the older Tech twins got to college, their parents asked, “Why aren’t you engaged yet?” The sisters retaliated by vowing that they won’t marry for ten (maybe even twenty!) years, not until they’ve had lots of the dating practice that they didn’t get in high school.

In a shocking war on the status quo, her parents now insist that their youngest daughter, Orrawin (aka “Winnie”), must practice fake dating in high school. Under their watchful eyes, of course—and organized based on their favorite rom-coms. ’Cause that won’t end in disaster.

The first candidate? The son of their longtime friends, Mat Songsomboon—arrogant, infuriating, and way too good-looking. Winnie’s known him since they were toddlers throwing sticky rice balls at each other. And her parents love him.

If only he weren’t her sworn enemy.


Dating Makes Perfect is a perfect candidate for Teen Enemies-to-lover / Fake Dating Trope recommended to no particular ages. This story is a gorgeous book, quick and fun, and trully a page turner.

The book shows an own-voice, a Thai-American voice featuring Thai characters and also their relegions and cultures. This diverse book gave me a good time to read, not gonna lie, I really can’t resist to stop reading them. What I love about Asian Books are the ability to connect to their readers, specially to me because I’m an Asian and the characterization is more like I experience them because that is trully an Asian marathon. Every pages get exciting as soon as you know more about the Tech sisters specially Winnie. The fun that you experience reading this book makes it feel good and can’t really can’t stop smiling while you’re reading them.

I move closer. And then I press my mouth against his. And stay there. Oh my. This is nice. One thousand one, one thousand two. He must’ve misunderstood me, though. I meant no sudden movements to avoid any accidental black eyes. Not: stop moving altogether. One thousand three, one thousand four. Still, I cant complain. Fireworks aren’t exactly going off here, but I can see why a kiss has become a symbol for affection.

Nostalgia arises as you go through this book. You can feel and remember the highschool memories, the puppy loves you had, and ofcourse the feeling of being loved. Winnie struggles to show off her feeling to Mat and at the same time Winnie is quite indenial to her emotions. You can’t totally control your feelings. The setback you can gain in denying your feelings will have a huge impact on you sooner or later.

“But that’s a good thing. The only person I’m trying to be is me. Winnie Techavachara and no one else.”

My favorite part in here is when realization finall hit Winnie. It is much amazing if we will be true to ourself. We can deny to other people but we can’t deny to ourselves. Fooling our own mind is not healthy. Winnie is a good example to people who’s having a hard time finding their voice but successfully regain its own hymn and finally able to spread her words. Such a great book!


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About the Author:

Pintip Dunn is a​ New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B., and received J.D. at Yale Law School.
Her novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. In addition, her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the Tome Society It list; the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award; and a Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of the Year. Dunn’s other novels include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, STAR-CROSSED, and MALICE.

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