I'll Be the One

I'll Be the One

The world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity—perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy.

Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn’t dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn’t call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she’s about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her.

She’ll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she’ll do it better than anyone else.

When Skye nails her audition, she’s immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn’t count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, her sudden media fame and scrutiny, or the sparks that soon fly with her fellow competitor, Henry Cho.

But Skye has her sights on becoming the world’s first plus-sized K-pop star, and that means winning the competition—without losing herself.

Title:I'll Be the One
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062936929
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    I'll Be the One Reviews

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweissthis was so cute. rtc! Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | Blog | Spotify | TwitchBuddy read with Maëlys & Lea! ❤...

  • Hillary

    Hands down the best book about Kpop I’ve read so far. It was so worth the wait 💛 “I’m fat. People think it means I should hate myself, and when I don’t, it makes them uncomfortable. But t...

  • Jananie (thisstoryaintover)

    UM. HI. THIS WAS LIKE THE BEST THING EVER?! This was the sweetest, most fun I've had with a book in a while! I LOVED our main girl Skye and how unapologetically herself she is. Skye is plus-size and b...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    "bisexual Korean-American teen girl"... "first plus-sized K-pop star"... *weeps in anticipation* Plus this author's MG series is SO CUTE so I have super high hopes for this?!Thank you so much to the p...

  • R.F. Kuang

    Every bit as adorable, funny, sweet, and inclusive as ya'll are hoping it'll be. Loved it :) ...

  • faith ?

    bi fat Korean-American MC in a K-pop survival show . . . I'm going to need you guys to GET ON THISrtc...

  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)

    I had so much fun with this book! This story is just so bright in Skye's personality, the endless references to K-Pop, the friendships made along the way, and the romance that blossomed as the story p...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    I cannot express enough how fun, uplifting and inspiring this book was! Not only was there a plus-sized heroine, there was also so much great queer rep too? And the romance was so freaking soft? I was...

  • Sophia

    oh man, i REALLY really REALLY really wanted to love this one.what it really boils down to is: this book is one of those projects where i think the importance of its existence is so astronomical, but ...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)

    I was sent an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest reviewCW: fatphobia, talk of queerphobia and non-accepting families, parental emotional abuse.THIS! WAS! SO! CUTE! AND! FUN! Okay, I must admit ...