Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous
Author: Suzanne Parks
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: 1st June 2021
Perfect for readers who are searching for: A cute, fluffy, lighthearted summer read
A social media influencer is shipped off to a digital detox summer camp in this funny coming-of-age story, perfect for fans of Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty and Love and Gelato.
Sunny Song’s Big Summer Goals:
1) Make Rafael Kim my boyfriend (finally!)
2) Hit 100K followers (almost there…)
3) Have the best last summer of high school ever
Not on Sunny’s list: accidentally filming a PG-13 cooking video that goes viral (#browniegate). Extremely not on her list: being shipped off to a digital detox farm camp in Iowa (IOWA??) for a whole month. She’s traded in her WiFi connection for a butter churn, and if she wants any shot at growing her social media platform this summer, she’ll need to find a way back online.
But between some unexpected friendships and an alarmingly cute farm boy, Sunny might be surprised by the connections she makes when she’s forced to disconnect.
This was such a fun read, perfect for the summer time! I enjoyed it way more than I expected. This was such a cute and light hearted read. It was also a very easy and fast read, I flew threw this book.
I liked the whole concept of going to a summer detox camp on a farm. It was really fun to see Sunny, a city girl, amongst chickens and cows. It was nice to see her transformation from being a social media obsessed person to someone who was not obsessed with it as much as before. And how she started to value her relationships near her even more by the end of the camp.
The love story was sweet as well. I was a big fan of Sunny’s love interest, Theo. Him and Sunny seemed to have a chemistry and looked good together. I did not think this love story was cliched or too cheesy like other YA love stories.
The other side characters were also likable and entertaining, and added richness to the story. I appreciate the main character was Korean-American. I really liked Sunny, she was likable and entertaining. It was fun seeing her struggle to get a signal on her ‘contraband phone’ and trying to participate in an online social media competition when she has no way using internet or phone in the camp.
Additional perk is that the cover is eye catching and stunning!
This was my first Suzanne Parks book and I’d love to read more from her. I’d highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun summer read.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire for the review copy.