Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A PopSugar Best Book of June!
"An absolute joy to read. I completely demolished it one sitting."—NPR.org
Nominated to the 2022 YALSA Quick Picks for Young Adult Reluctant Readers list
A 2021 Junior Library Guild Young Adults Selection
Korean American social media influencer Sunny is shipped off to a digital detox camp in this hilarious, charming romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of laugh-out-loud coming-of-age stories.
Sunny Song's Big Summer Goals:
1) Make Rafael Kim my boyfriend (finally!)
2) Hit 100K followers (almost there…)
3) Have the best last summer of high school ever
Not on Sunny's list: accidentally filming a PG-13 cooking video that goes viral (#browniegate). Extremely not on her list: being shipped off to a digital detox farm camp in Iowa (IOWA??) for a whole month. She's traded in her WiFi connection for a butter churn, and if she wants any shot at growing her social media platform this summer, she'll need to find a way back online.
But between some unexpected friendships and an alarmingly cute farm boy, Sunny might be surprised by the connections she makes when she's forced to disconnect.
Praise for Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous:
"Sunny Song is one of the most hilarious, heart-warming, relatable teen characters I've had the pleasure of encountering. A must-have."—Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi
"A true delight!"—Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
"Sunny will easily endear herself to many readers."—Booklist
"Park smartly and honestly weaves Sunny's nuanced experience as a Korean American into a story that is ultimately about human identity in our advanced age of social networking."—Kirkus Reviews
"Suzanne Park smartly explores identity, specifically when it is intertwined with social media...an insightful, pertinent and humorous novel."—Shelf Awareness
Also by Suzanne Park:
The Perfect Escape
Praise For Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous…
"A true delight!" — Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
"Sunny Song is one of the most hilarious, heart-warming, relatable teen characters I've had the pleasure of encountering. Readers will fall head over heels in love with her as she goes all the way from shining LA influencer to unwitting farmhand! A must-have for any YA shelf." — Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi
"[A] heartwarming story of a young adult trying to separate herself from her online persona...Sunny will easily endear herself to many readers." — Booklist
"Park smartly and honestly weaves Sunny’s nuanced experience as a Korean American into a story that is ultimately about human identity in our advanced age of social networking. " — Kirkus Reviews
"With a diverse cast, the main characters are vivid and Sunny’s arc is particularly satisfying... For collections looking to add a humorous romance." — School Library Journal
"Charming and funny, Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous is timely and completely relatable." — Olivia Haase, Medium.com
"An absolute joy to read. I completely demolished it one sitting. Sunny's adventures are endlessly entertaining and full of fabulous dialogue that will keep you laughing." — NPR.org
"Suzanne Park smartly explores identity, specifically when it is intertwined with social media...an insightful, pertinent and humorous novel." — Shelf Awareness
"An easy, enjoyable, and reflective summer read... will make readers think twice about their own social media usage." — The Nerd Daily
"[Sunny’s] reasons for turning to social media will resonate with many readers, regardless of age…a sweet summer read." — Manhattan Book Review
"A thoroughly fun read from first page to last." — Midwest Book Review
"Sunny is absolutely the star of this narrative. She is funny and witty and the book will be very relatable to today’s adolescents." — Youth Services Book Review
"Suzanne Park's charming and hilarious coming-of-age tale about a social media influencer forced to take a digital detox is a must-read for teens." — Common Sense Media
Sourcebooks Fire, 9781728209425, 352pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
About the Author
SUZANNE PARK is a Korean American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. In her former life as a comedian, she was a finalist in the Oxygen Network's "Girls Behaving Badly" talent search, and was also selected to appear on BET's "Coming to the Stage." She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, female offspring, and a sneaky rat that creeps around on her back patio. In her spare time, she procrastinates.