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A Pho Love Story

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Vietnamese American teens find love in heartwarming romcom.

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This heartwarming romantic comedy explores food, family, and identity, making it a must-read for teens. Readers will love the charming characters and the many mouthwatering descriptions of Vietnamese dishes throughout the book. While most of A Pho Love Story revolves around Bao's and Linh's sweet, supportive, and swoon-worthy "star-crossed lovers" relationship, it also explores how they try to meet their parents' expectations while pursuing their passions. One of the most moving moments occurs when Bao uses his love of words to bring the community together, including the Mais and the Nguyens, by writing a powerful article condemning racism. As the tale progresses and the reason for the Mais' and the Nguyens' long-standing feud is revealed, teens will see the importance of courage and communication.

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