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Trigger Warning: eating disorder, racism, cheating, cancer, female fertility, and parental abandonment
I kind of said this on GoodReads but when I initially got this ARC of Yolk from Rockstar Book Tour I thought it was going to be a relatively happy book. This book focuses on sisters June and Jayne who were inseperable when they were younger. But, now they want nothing to do with each other until June is diagnosed with cancer and Jayne has to step up and care for her.
From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters switching places and committing insurance fraud to save one of their lives.
Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s not fully ready to confront. But that’s New York City, right? At least she isn’t in Texas anymore, and is finally living in a city that feels right for her.
On the other hand, her sister June is dazzlingly rich with a high-flying finance job and a massive apartment. Unlike Jayne, June has never struggled a day in her life. Until she’s diagnosed with uterine cancer.
Suddenly, these estranged sisters who have nothing in common are living together. Because sisterly obligations are kind of important when one of you is dying.
About this book
About The Book:
Author: Mary H.K. Choi
Pub. Date: March 2, 2021
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
2 winners will win a finished copy of YOLK, US Only.
You can enter this giveaway here.
I’ll start with everything I loved in this book! I loved seeing how June and Jayne started off being practically inseperable. But, then everything changed. Jayne is struggling to get through fashion school, has a shitty boyfriend, and even shittier friends. Jayne’s living her dream by being in New York City and she feels at home. More than she ever did in Texas.
On the other hand, her sister June seems to be on top of things. June has is living in this lavish apartment while Jayne is struggling in every aspect of her life. She’s financially independent and has never struggled with anything until she’s diagnosed with cancer. I sobbed during this book.
The parts where the eating disorder and everything was mentioned was SO heartbreaking to read. I don’t have a sister, but I do have a brother. I loved how Mary Choi wrote the sibling relationship. It starts off where they both have a lot in common because they’re under the same roof, but then as the years go on and they go their seperate ways they lose touch with each other. It’s natural. I hated Jayne’s boyfriend and her friends but I also felt incredibly sympathetic towards her. This was my first Mary Choi book and I’m excited to read her other books!
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About the author: mary H.K. Choi
Mary H.K. Choi is a Korean-American author, editor, television and print journalist. She is the author of young adult novel Emergency Contact (2018). She is the culture correspondent on Vice News Tonight on HBO and was previously a columnist at Wired and Allure magazines as well as a freelance writer. She attended a large public high school in a suburb of San Antonio, then college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Textile and Apparel.