From Paula Yoo:
Okay, I admit it. Like Patti Yoon, I play the violin. Yes, I was concertmaster of my Connecticut All-State High School Orchestra. And I snuck out occasionally to see a couple of cool bands (sorry, Mom & Dad). But this novel is a work of fiction. Although I too was forced to undergo a really bad home perm, it burned my left ear, not my right. And there was a cute guy in my homeroom who played rock guitar and asked me to work on a few songs with him, but his name was not Ben Wheeler.
When I'm not writing novels that allegedly have nothing to do with my personal life, I also write TV scripts. I was born in Virginia and grew up in Connecticut. I've also lived in Seoul, South Korea; New York; Seattle; and Detroit. I now live in Los Angeles with my husband, who plays guitar—and yes, we jam occasionally, just like Patti and Ben.
I am reading this now and confused by one thing. In chapter one, Patti meets Ben at the auditions for her youth orchestra. Read more
Poignant story that struck a chord for my students at an International School. Students related very well with our protagonist and know her pain and understand the complexities of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. McDermott
Good Enough was like my bible during high school~
Not only does Paula spin the tale of the forbidden love, but she does it in such a way that is easily relatable. Read more
This book is really inspirational! I loved it and it was actually what I was thinking in my head-except I'm not Korean.Published 6 months ago by John Farrell, Senior Oracle DBA
This book is wonderfully written. I felt like it perfectly conveyed the stress of living up to your parents' expectations and getting into the best colleges, as well as some... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sophia
I read this book from library. then, i brought it online.
it's a ok book for me. because i also from asia.
As a mother who screens everything her 13-year-old daughter reads - or tries to, anymore - it's a been a while since I read any book so proudly a memoir of the author's life masked... Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. Lee
Just finished reading "Good Enough" from the local library and I'm definitely buying a copy of the paperback when it comes out! Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Fangirl
Patti's parents only want the best for their perfect Korean daughter. She's expected to get into an Ivy League school but all she really wants to do is play her violin. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by |Karma|