“Another richly glamourous tale.”— People en Espanol
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Award Recipient
Bonus Deleted Scenes
Sophie Ha and Xavier Yeh have what some would call a tumultuous past.
It was a classic tale of girl-meets-boy, boy-meets-other-girl, heart-gets-broken, revenge-is-plotted, everything-blows-up. Spectacularly.
Now fall is here, and it’s time to focus on what really matters.
Sophie is determined to be the best student Dartmouth’s ever had. Forget finding the right guy to make her dreams come true—Sophie is going to make her future happen for herself. Xavier, on the other hand, just wants to stay under his overbearing father’s radar, collect his trust fund when he turns eighteen, and concentrate on what makes him happy, for the first time ever.
But the world doesn’t seem to want either to succeed. Sophie’s computer science professor thinks her first major project is too feminine. Xavier’s father gives him an ultimatum: finish high school or be cut off from his inheritance.
Then Sophie and Xavier find themselves on a wild, nonstop Loveboat reunion, hatching a joint plan to take control of their futures. Can they succeed together… or are they destined to combust?
Expansive and romantic, glamorous and tender, Loveboat Reunion takes readers back to Taipei through the eyes of two fan favorite characters, on an unforgettable journey of glittering revelry and self-discovery.
“An inspiring look at the strength of family and the importance of art, and how both can influence how we see ourselves and the world around us. Plus, it’s just wonderfully romantic! I fell in love with Xavier, Sophie, and Loveboat all over again.”
– Stacey Lee, New York Times best selling author of THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL
“Loveboat Reunion is about the interplay between surface images and our true selves, about trying to figure out who we are in an image obsessed world, about the way people see us and how it can limit and entrap, and what it means when someone really actually sees you for who you are.”
– Anne Ursu, author of National Book Award long-listed novel THE LOST BOY
“Like a mooncake—sweet, savory, and altogether satisfying.”
– Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES