The Perfect Escape

The Perfect Escape

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"Pure fun! A hilarious rom-com that head-fakes you into tumbling headlong into a techno-zombie survival thriller propelled by banter and plenty of heart."--DAVID YOON, New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love

From debut author Suzanne Park comes The Perfect Escape, a hysterical comedy about a teen boy who teams up with his crush to enter a survivalist competition, only to discover that love is its own battlefield.

Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to be rich. When one of his classmates offers Nate a ridiculous amount of money to commit grade fraud, he knows that taking the windfall would help support his prideful Korean family, but is compromising his integrity worth it?

Luck comes in the form of Kate Anderson, Nate's colleague at the zombie-themed escape room where he works. She approaches Nate with a plan: a local tech company is hosting a weekend-long survivalist competition with a huge cash prize. It could solve all of Nate's problems, and she needs the money too.

If the two of them team up, Nate has a real shot of winning the grand prize. But the real challenge? Making through the weekend with his heart intact...

A great pick for readers who want:

comedy books for teens
books for teen boys
multicultural books for teens

Praise for The Perfect Escape:
A Junior Library Guild selection!
"The Perfect Escape is just that--perfect. Filled with humor and heart, it won't let you go until you're smiling."--Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series and Stealing Snow
"An adorable, laugh-out-loud YA romcom with a lovable hero and an action-packed zombie-themed escape room--what more could you want?"--Jenn Bennett, author of Alex, Approximately
"Indeed the perfect escape from, well, pretty much everything."--Sarah Henning, author of Throw Like a Girl and the Sea Witch duology
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1728209390
  • 9781728209395
  • 125,996

Review quote

"Effortlessly hilarious and super lovable. I hope this is the YA romcom of 2020." - Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
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Rating details

892 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 17% (154)
4 32% (281)
3 38% (336)
2 11% (101)
1 2% (20)
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