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“…themes of familial pressure, purpose vs. passion, and a friends-to-lovers romance prove timeless.”
—Publishers Weekly

Love, Decoded

Written by Jennifer Yen
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

High school junior Gigi Wong strives to be the best. After all, that’s what everyone expects of her—her parents, friends, and even potential colleges. Thankfully, her best friend, Kyle, is always there to listen with a smile and a delicious bowl of ramen. Still, with her future—and her dreams—on the line, how is she to stand out when her classmates seem so perfect too?

Her answer comes in the form of an app writing contest. If Gigi can secure the nomination to represent her school, she has a chance at a prestigious tech internship. That’s sure to get her applications noticed…All she needs is a winning entry.

When transfer student and new friend Etta confides that she’s struggling to fit in, it gives Gigi an idea. What if she takes what she’s learned from shadowing her aunt Rose, a professional matchmaker, to create a fun friend-making app? Perfect!

When Gigi’s app goes viral at school, she’s the center of attention—and a major scandal. She never meant to hurt anyone, let alone Etta and Kyle. Can she save all she worked so hard for and the relationships that mean so much to her?

 

Primary ISBN: 9780593117552
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 12 or older

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Setting: United States

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