Porter Square Books is thrilled to welcome Kat Cho for Once Upon a K-Prom, her new YA romance novel! Amanda Foody, best-selling author of All of Us Villains with Christine Lynn Herman, will join the author in conversation.
This in person event will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm at Porter Square Books: Cambridge Edition. We ask that attendees wear their masks for the duration of the event. Thank you for respecting the safety of our community!
What would you do if the world's biggest K-pop star asked you to prom? Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sandhya Menon, this hilarious and heartfelt novel brings the glamour and drama of the K-pop world straight to high school.
Elena Soo has always felt overshadowed. Whether by her more successful older sisters, her more popular twin brother, or her more outgoing best friend, everyone except Elena seems to know exactly who they are and what they want. But she is certain about one thing - she has no interest in going to prom. While the rest of the school is giddy over corsages and dresses, Elena would rather spend her time working to save the local community center, the one place that's always made her feel like she belonged.
So when international K-pop superstar Robbie Choi shows up at her house to ask her to prom, Elena is more confused than ever. Because the one person who always accepted Elena as she is? Her childhood best friend, Robbie Choi. And the one thing she maybe, possibly, secretly wants more than anything? For the two of them to keep the promise they made each other as kids: to go to prom together. But that was seven years ago, and with this new K-pop persona, pink hair, and stylish clothes, Robbie is nothing like the sweet, goofy boy she remembers. The boy she shared all her secrets with. The boy she used to love.
Besides, prom with a guy who comes with hordes of screaming fans, online haters, and relentless paparazzi is the last thing Elena wants - even if she can't stop thinking about Robbie's smile...right?
Kat Cho is an international bestselling YA author who loves to incorporate her Korean heritage in her writing, especially if it involves describing food. She loves anything that encourages nerding out, including reading, K-dramas, K-pop, and anime. She's the author of Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits. Kat lives and works in New York City. Find her online at Twitter @Kat Cho, Instagram @KatChoWrites, and KatChoWrites.com
Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. She is a New York Times and indie bestselling author of YA and children’s fantasy novels, including the All of Us Villains duology, the Wilderlore series, The Shadow Game series, and more
Interested in joining our in-person event on 5/18 with Kat Cho? Please RSVP here to reserve your spot!
Attendees should note the following in-person event guidelines:
-Attendees must wear a mask at all times during the event.
-Proof of vaccination must be shown upon arrival at the event (a vaccination card, online vaccination record, or photo of your vaccine card are all fine - please have this handy, as well as a form of ID, as we check you in).
-Porter Square Books will be open all day so feel free to come early to browse, but you’ll be able to take your seats starting at 6:45 pm. The talk will begin at 7pm, and conclude at 8pm. A signing line will follow the talk.
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Thanks so much for your support - we truly can’t wait to host you!