I'll Be the One

by Lyla Lee

On Sale: 06/16/2020

I'll Be the One

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I'll Be the One

by Lyla Lee

On Sale: 06/16/2020

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The world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity—perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy.

Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn’t dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn’t call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she’s about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her.

She’ll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she’ll do it better than anyone else.

When Skye nails her audition, she’s immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn’t count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, her sudden media fame and scrutiny, or the sparks that soon fly with her fellow competitor, Henry Cho.

But Skye has her sights on becoming the world’s first plus-sized K-pop star, and that means winning the competition—without losing herself.

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Critical Praise

"Charming, romantic, and empowering. A remarkable gem of a novel that celebrates following your dreams and staying true to yourself."  - Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means 

“An absolute delight. Full of messages about self-love and following your dreams, I’ll Be the One is equal parts adorable and inspiring. Lyla Lee has crafted such a refreshing main character with Skye, whose charming confidence made me root for her from the very first page.”  - Akemi Dawn Bowman, author of Morris Award Finalist Starfish

I’ll Be the One delivers on all dimensions: a swoony ship, body positivity, a complex mother-daughter relationship, and a realistic, relatable protagonist readers will root for!”  - Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Our Wayward Fate

“Lee's debut whips up intense Dumplin' vibes with a main character you want to reach into the pages for and honestly just hug for hours…[The] story is strong, punctuated by moments of cheering triumph as Skye dismantles her emotional trauma. Readers looking for positive role models will gravitate to Skye's story, which will resonate with girls of every size.” - ALA Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062936929
  • ISBN 10: 0062936921
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • On Sale: 06/16/2020
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / LGBT
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American

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