From the bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a contemporary YA rom-com where a case of mistaken identity kicks off a string of (fake) events that just may lead to (real) love.
When Sunny Dae--self-proclaimed total nerd--meets Cirrus Soh, he can't believe how cool and confident she is. So when Cirrus mistakes Sunny's older brother Gray's bedroom--with its electric guitars and rock posters--for Sunny's own, he sort of, kind of, accidentally winds up telling her he's the front man of a rock band.
Before he knows it, Sunny is knee-deep in the lie: He ropes his best friends into his scheme, begging them to form a fake band with him, and starts wearing Gray's rock-and-roll castoffs. But no way can he trick this amazing girl into thinking he's cool, right? Just when Sunny is about to come clean, Cirrus asks to see them play sometime. Gulp.
Now there's only one thing to do: Fake it till you make it.
Sunny goes all in on the lie, and pretty soon, the strangest things start happening. People are noticing him in the hallways, and he's going to football games and parties for the first time. He's feeling more confident in every aspect of his life, and especially with Cirrus, who's started to become not just his dream girl but also the real deal. Sunny is falling in love. He's having fun. He's even becoming a rocker, for real.
But it's only a matter of time before Sunny's house of cards starts tumbling down. As his lies begin to catch up with him, Sunny Dae is forced to wonder whether it was all worth it--and if it's possible to ever truly change.
From New York Times bestselling author David Yoon comes an inventive new romantic comedy about identity, perception, and how hard it can feel sometimes to simply be yourself.
I'm not going to lie, about a quarter of the way into this book, I was ready to close it and put it back on the shelf. The way "nerds" were being portrayed in the start felt so cliche and the amount of second-hand embarrassment I felt for the main character, Sunny, while reading was almost unbearable. I pushed through, however, and I'm so glad that I did. While the beginning of the story still doesn't sit entirely right with me, by the time I finished reading, I saw the significance of it being written the way it was. Overall, Super Fake Love Song was a really cute story. I found myself rooting for Sunny more and more as I worked my way through the story. David Yoon did a great job of making sure the side characters were fully fleshed out as well, which is always appreciated. By the time I was a little over halfway through the book, I couldn't put it down. I needed to know what was going to happen next. The one fault I did find with the book, aside from my issues with the first quarter, was that the story was very heavily dialogue based. While this is something I don't personally love, I don't think it's something that should make or break a book