Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon, Read by Michael Bow
From Nerd to Rockstar—What Could Go Wrong?
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Narrator Michael Bow expresses the cynical wit of Korean American “super mega nerd” Sunny Dae in Super Fake Love Song. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about all there is to love about David Yoon’s newest teen romance. When Sunny gets a new neighbor, the ultracool Cirrus Soh, he invents a fairly impressive fake rockstar persona that results in stealing his older brother’s clothes, music, and swagger. Sunny ropes his best friends into the act, and they form a band, discovering the thrill of making music together. Bow is able to reflect Sunny’s cynicism, anxiety, growing confidence as he manages to keep the wool over Cirrus’s eyes—but only to a point. Bow reveals Sunny’s true self as he ultimately questions his relationships with Cirrus and his family, and finds his own identity.
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