Why You Should Read A Phở Love Story by Loan Le

What a lovely blog post 🙂

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It’s been a while since I’ve updated and did a book review, and I also miss updating this site. The last update I did was 6 6 months ago. So far, we’re still in quarantine (it’s June 2021 already), with the vaccine slowly rolling out. And so far, I’ve read 24 books as of May, and it’s almost the end of June.

For this update, I’ll doing a mini review of Loan Le’s utterly delightful YA debut novel, A Phở Love Story, published on February 9. This book was one of my favorites for the month of May.

A bowl of pho. Photo by Markus Winkler.

A bowl of pho. Photo by Markus Winkler.

Set in the neighborhood of Bolsa in Westminster, California, Loan Le weaves a charming story of two Vietnamese-American teens, Linh Mai and Bảo Nguyễn, their warring families, and their competing phở restaurants. Later, we learn that Nguyễns and Mais’ feud is more…

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