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Review of "Loveboat, Taipei" by Abigail Hing Wen

Thank you to HarperTeen for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Loveboat, Taipei was a stunning book. It was a perfect mixture of Crazy Rich Asians meets Frankly in Love.

To start, the writing was beautiful. In so many scenes I could feel such deep emotion in the text. I felt like I was right next to Ever when she was being scolded or praised, it all felt so genuine and real. The whole story just seemed to flow together in such a natural and easy-to-understand way, and it never felt like there was unnecessary information that was being forced onto me.

This book also dealt with and acknowledged racism and Asian stereotypes, and while I can't directly relate as a white reader, I still felt the power in them and how they were handled. Ever shows us that she's proud of who she is and where she comes from, and when facing a racist man in a restaurant she doesn't stand down against him.

Ever also lands in a situation where her feminin…