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A very YA book. I enjoyed it. The conflict here was one of culture clash rather than sexuality. Shin is of Japanese decent, Kevin is white. Shin’s parents want him to date only Japanese boys. A refreshing prejudice for a change in MM romance.
Good narration, although the narrator tended to aspirate before he spoke and this annoyed me at times.
I was looking for a short, uncomplicated listen and this delivered. No below the belt action here. Very, very YA.
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I had never heard of "parkour" and didn't look it up until after I started listening. So when Kevin called his unknown crush as the "parkour guy," I heard it as "park whore" guy, LOL! In any case, there was some sweetness in this story and I get the YA teenage feelings of insta-love, but the plot didn't quite work for me and Im speaking from my viewpoint as a person of Japanese-American ancestry. Ultimately, even though acceptance of any character being gay wasnt an issue at all in this story, the portrayal of Japanese traditions and characterization leaned too much into stereotypical territory.
Jason Frazier's narration, while not perfect in the Japanese accent/ intonations, did a very good job of infusing personality into the characters and keeping me listening.
I would say give it a shot if you're looking for a short, sweet listen. The story redeems itself in the end.