Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon
Publication Date: November 17, 2020
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 front man 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.
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This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I’m so glad I got to read it early! I definitely would have finished this a whole lot faster if my reading slump hadn’t gotten in the way.
This was just a fun, feel-good book. I love the premise of getting yourself into a mess you created and just faking it til you make it. I definitely think if you get the chance to listen to an audiobook version, it would be so much better that way. The voice was written in a way that was very relatable and easy to read.
One thing I was a bit annoyed was just the whole “manic pixie dream girl” thing but I felt like the main focus wasn’t really Sunny’s huge crush on Cirrus but more about Sunny wanting to fit in and not be the “loser” he thinks he is and just regain his confidence in himself, I guess.
I did really like his friendship and especially his relationship with his brother. I’m a big sucker for friendships and family so that was great to read. I can definitely just imagine this being such a fun adaptation as a coming of age, finding yourself kind of film.
If you enjoy nerdy friendships, wanting to fit in, accidentally-desperately lying because you want to seem “cool” and getting yourself sucked into a whole ploy about being in a band and now you have to go through with it, and cosplaying and DIY fun, this is for you! I would recommend this to anyone who wants some great sibling dynamics, name puns, and a feel good novel!