Book Review #523
Title: Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous
Author: Suzanne Park
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Source: Netgalley UK
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
Sunny Song’s Big Summer Goals:
1) Make Rafael Kim my boyfriend (finally!)
2) Hit 100K followers (almost there…)
3) Have the best last summer of high school ever
Not on Sunny’s list: accidentally filming a PG-13 cooking video that goes viral (#browniegate). Extremely not on her list: being shipped off to a digital detox farm camp in Iowa (IOWA??) for a whole month. She’s traded in her WiFi connection for a butter churn, and if she wants any shot at growing her social media platform this summer, she’ll need to find a way back online.
But between some unexpected friendships and an alarmingly cute farm boy, Sunny might be surprised by the connections she makes when she’s forced to disconnect.
Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous is a story about a young influencer who was sent to a detox camp. She spends all of her time on social media, interacting with her followers and thinking of ways to get more famous until her parents had enough of it and she soon learns that not everything revolves around the internet after all.
The premise of this book was really interesting. When I first picked it up, I just didn’t know what to expect but I am honestly surprised by the turn of events that is this out of the ordinary story. Sunny is a pretty great main character who has her issues and problems of her own and finds a new passion away from her phone screen.
Sometimes, we do need to read this kind of book because I too can be so cooped up in the world of social media. Sometimes, what we see is not what we get and there are ups and down to this. I think the romance was just okay. I wasn’t sure what to think about Theo, he isn’t like the typical protagonist’s love interest but overtime, I grew to like him despite everything.
All in all, this book was a great read filled with important messages that can be learned from. We need to stop overthinking and spend too much time pondering about what other people think about us. Instead, just focus on yourself and that alone.