In Frankly in Love, a coming of age novel by David Yoon, Frank LI's life as an American-Korean high school senior is hard enough. However, his life becomes almost impossible when you factor in Frank's parents' expectations for him to attend Harvard and date only Korean girls. As Frank and another Korean friend "fake date" to cover Frank’s real relationship with a white girl, Frank wishes that he could be away from the confines of his parents. After Frank’s father is shot while working at the family’s store, Frank begins to learn what really matters in life. Themes in the novel include the power of bias, the pressure put on children to live up to their parents’ expectations, and the importance of love.