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Dating Makes Perfect

(2020)
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The Tech sisters don’t date in high school. Not because they’re not asked. Not because they’re not interested. Not even because no one can pronounce their long, Thai last name—hence the shortened, awkward moniker. But simply because they’re not allowed.

Until now.

In a move that other Asian American girls know all too well, six months after the older Tech twins got to college, their parents asked, “Why aren’t you engaged yet?” The sisters retaliated by vowing that they won’t marry for ten (maybe even twenty!) years, not until they’ve had lots of the dating practice that they didn’t get in high school.

In a shocking war on the status quo, her parents now insist that their youngest daughter, Orrawin (aka “Winnie”), must practice fake dating in high school. Under their watchful eyes, of course—and organized based on their favorite rom-coms. ’Cause that won’t end in disaster.

The first candidate? The son of their longtime friends, Mat Songsomboon—arrogant, infuriating, and way too good-looking. Winnie’s known him since they were toddlers throwing sticky rice balls at each other. And her parents love him.

If only he weren’t her sworn enemy.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"So. Much. Fun! Pintip Dunn's rom-com is an authentic, hilarious and irresistible love letter to Thai culture--not to mention desserts. Foodies, be warned--don't read this on an empty stomach!" - Vanessa Barneveld

"Looking for all the feels? Look no further than Winnie and Mat. This one will keep you up all night reading." - Kate Brauning

"Reading Dating Makes Perfect brought back a whole lot of childhood memories growing up Thai American. I wish I'd had this fun story(that even brought a few tears) to give me hope in my teen years when I was definitely not allowed to date until college." - Piper J Drake

"A hilarious and heartwarming read that will leave you smiling long after the last page." - Adiba Jaigirdar

"A delicious rom-com concoction that immerses readers in a Thai teen drama they'll adore. Add a pinch of sister envy, the cute guy you love to hate, immigrant parent dynamics,a few kaffir lime leaves, and you'll get a dish that'll keep you entertained until the last page." - Lydia Kang

"Absolutely delightful! Winnie + Mat makes perfect." - Cindi Madsen

"Fun, heartfelt, and full of warmth...the ideal feel-good book for the summer. Do yourself a favor and read this book right away." - Jodi Meadows

"A smart, funny, and endearing portrayal of budding romance, the power of sisterly love, and the pressure to be the perfect daughter." - Farrah Rochon

"A witty culturally immersive romance with enthralling dialogue and captivating characters... A masterful story about family obligations, first crushes, and second chances." - Nisha Sharma

"This book made my Thai-American heart soar.Every detail--from the mouth-watering foods to Winnie's tight-knit but strict Thai family--serve to tell a story that is authentic, layered, and rings so true." - Christina Soontornvat

"An absolute feast for readers. The characters are deliciously complex, the family dynamics are rich and intense, and the tension between the main character Winnie and her enemy Mat is drool-worthy. This book will completely quench your hunger for a believable enemies to lovers rom-com!" - Becky Wallace

"Sweet, spunky, witty, and wise - I feel in love with Winnie and her sisters. Pintip has a rare knack of blending action and adventure into a contemporary rom-com that keeps the pages turning." - Abigail Hing Wen

"Bubbling over with charisma and charm, DATING MAKES PERFECT is a swoontasm of adorable characters, sparkling wit, and captivating Thai culture. You will totally want to date this book!" - Darcy Woods


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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dating Makes Perfect
Author(s): Pintip Dunn
ISBN: 1-68281-497-1 / 978-1-68281-497-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
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Title: Dating Makes Perfect
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August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dating Makes Perfect
Author(s): Pintip Dunn
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