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I think I m in the minority with this one but I m surprised I managed to finish it, after wanting to DNF it so many times We have Pizza Girl, an unlikeable unnamed protagonist who develops an obsession with Jenny, a customer and wants everything to do with her She is also pregnant, has a boyfriend and mother who are thrilled about the pregnancy while she feels differently The main thing for me was the lack of development in the characters and plot Neither felt driven by that and I didn t fee I think I m in the minority with this one but I m surprised I managed to finish it, after wanting to DNF it so many times We have Pizza Girl, an unlikeable unnamed protagonist who develops an obsession with Jenny, a customer and wants everything to do with her She is also pregnant, has a boyfriend and mother who are thrilled about the pregnancy while she feels differently The main thing for me was the lack of development in the characters and plot Neither felt driven by that and I didn t feel like I could emotionally connect with our main character or anyone around her She was messy, made wrong choices and for me, totally underdeveloped I thought I d go into this finding her endearing and be rooting for her but in the end tbh, I just had enough of the book The writing was good but nah, this just wasn t for me sadly and I m disappointed as this was one of my most anticipated books of the summer I had been thinking constantly about han, a feeling that had been killing generation upon generation of Korean people According to Mom, han was born in the gut and rose to the chest Han was a sickness of the soul, an acceptance of having a life that would be filled with sorrow and resentment and knowing that deep down, despite this acceptance, despite cold and hard facts that proved life was long and full of undeserved miseries,hopewas still a word that carried warmth and meaning Despi I had been thinking constantly about han, a feeling that had been killing generation upon generation of Korean people According to Mom, han was born in the gut and rose to the chest Han was a sickness of the soul, an acceptance of having a life that would be filled with sorrow and resentment and knowing that deep down, despite this acceptance, despite cold and hard facts that proved life was long and full of undeserved miseries,hopewas still a word that carried warmth and meaning Despite themselves, Koreans were not believers, but feelers they pictured the light at the end of the tunnel and fantasized about how lovely that first touch of sun would feel against their skin, about all they could do in wide open spaces In Jean Kyoung Frazier s zany, heartfelt debut novel, an 18 year old Korean pizza delivery driver finds herself on the precipice of motherhood while writhing in grief after losing her alcoholic father Itching to escape her greasy underpaying job and the touch of her mother and boyfriend s smothering love, our pizza girl protagonist fixes her gaze on Jenny, a stay at home mom whose presence becomes the portal through which such freedoms seem within reach.Whether it was her namelessness or otherness as just another millennial of color squandering her life under the sun kissed promises of LA, I could not decide which plight plucked harder at my heart as I peeled back the pages on the most indecipherable teenage characters I ve read in years The only comparison that fondly comes to mind is Corvus of Richard Chiem s King of Joy, in part because beating at the core of what appears to be a rather despondent, joyless young woman is a child questing after her father in the deep dark of beer bottles, through the revolving lives of the strangers she meets, and eventually, through the barrel of a gun What makes Jean s story so impossible to put down is that we will never see what s coming before the trigger is pulled, before it is too late.With Pizza Girl, Jean tenderly captures that purgatory of adolescence and adulthood in a scary yet wholehearted story of a young woman on the fringes of grief and desire By the book s ending, I could not deny Jean her flowers If Young Adult and Juno had a lovechild, it would be Pizza Girl It would be gold If you liked my review, feel free to follow me parisperusing on Instagram. Read Epub ⚑ Pizza Girl ♨ In The Tradition Of Audacious And Wryly Funny Novels Like The Idiot And Convenience Store Woman Comes The Wildly Original Coming Of Age Story Of A Pregnant Pizza Delivery Girl Who Becomes Obsessed With One Of Her CustomersEighteen Years Old, Pregnant, And Working As A Pizza Delivery Girl In Suburban Los Angeles, Our Charmingly Dysfunctional Heroine Is Deeply Lost And In Complete Denial About It All She S Grieving The Death Of Her Father Who She Has In Common With Than She D Like To Admit , Avoiding Her Supportive Mom And Loving Boyfriend, And Flagrantly Ignoring Her FutureHer World Is Further Upended When She Becomes Obsessed With Jenny, A Stay At Home Mother New To The Neighborhood, Who Comes To Depend On Weekly Deliveries Of Pickled Covered Pizzas For Her Son S Happiness As One Woman Looks Toward Motherhood And The Other Towards Middle Age, The Relationship Between The Two Begins To Blur In Strange, Complicated, And Ultimately Heartbreaking WaysBold, Tender, Propulsive, And Unexpected In Countless Ways, Jean Kyoung Frazier S Pizza Girl Is A Moving And Funny Portrait Of A Flawed, Unforgettable Young Woman As She Tries To Find Her Place In The World 11 1 20WOW I said it last year and I was right This was so good oh my gosh My first five star read of the year I m so so happy This was an amazing debut and I can t wait to see other people discover Jean Kyoung Frazier and herthan stellar writing this year 14 12 19This sounds sooo good WOW You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website 11 1 20WOW I said it last year and I was right This was so good oh my gosh My first five star read of the year I m so so happy This was an amazing debut and I can t wait to see other people discover Jean Kyoung Frazier and herthan stellar writing this year 14 12 19This sounds sooo good WOW You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website I am obsessed Pizza Girl was endearing and surprisingly, a very good read that caught me by surprise This was a flawless debut novel about an unforgettably flawed Korean American protagonist I adored completely Such a unique read.Our Pizza Girl is eighteen years old, pregnant, lost, and grieving the death of her father Living with her mom and boyfriend in the suburbs of Los Angeles, she connects with one of her customers, Jenny whom she delivers pizza to This book was so quirky I read and I am obsessed Pizza Girl was endearing and surprisingly, a very good read that caught me by surprise This was a flawless debut novel about an unforgettably flawed Korean American protagonist I adored completely Such a unique read.Our Pizza Girl is eighteen years old, pregnant, lost, and grieving the death of her father Living with her mom and boyfriend in the suburbs of Los Angeles, she connects with one of her customers, Jenny whom she delivers pizza to This book was so quirky I read and enjoyed this in one afternoon It was funny and endearing, yet dark and original I recommend this one for an unconventional coming of age story You could call this book darkly funny, but I think that s an oversimplification It is sometimes funny, but you can t ever get carried away by our protagonist s biting humor Because under it all she is deeply unhappy She has just finished with high school and is unexpectedly pregnant, living with her mother and boyfriend, who are both excited and thrilled about the pregnancy She is not She works at a pizza place and that is where she meets Jenny, a mother who calls in with an unusual order, You could call this book darkly funny, but I think that s an oversimplification It is sometimes funny, but you can t ever get carried away by our protagonist s biting humor Because under it all she is deeply unhappy She has just finished with high school and is unexpectedly pregnant, living with her mother and boyfriend, who are both excited and thrilled about the pregnancy She is not She works at a pizza place and that is where she meets Jenny, a mother who calls in with an unusual order, and then becomes our protagonist s obsession.This is going to be a tough read for a lot of people Our protagonist is very loved but that love makes her feel suffocated She makes bad choices it is incredibly rare to have someone in a book drink while pregnant who isn t supposed to be there just as an addict and cautionary tale, it will make you uncomfortable and even while you take hope from her budding relationship with Jenny, you know this isn t going to end well.I wanted a littlefrom this, theplot driven parts can feel forced But I enjoyed the voice and how boldly unapologetic it is I abandoned everything that I was reading temporarily and binge read Pizza Girl in one sitting last night, and I loved it Told in such an honest, unusual way, with just enough humor, and I just loved this coming of age story I don t know what it is about oddball characters with wit that I gravitate towards so much, but the protagonist in this story really pulled me in It s weird and tender, and at every funny turn there s also such unexpected rawness thank you Doubleday for the free copy I abandoned everything that I was reading temporarily and binge read Pizza Girl in one sitting last night, and I loved it Told in such an honest, unusual way, with just enough humor, and I just loved this coming of age story I don t know what it is about oddball characters with wit that I gravitate towards so much, but the protagonist in this story really pulled me in It s weird and tender, and at every funny turn there s also such unexpected rawness thank you Doubleday for the free copy All opinions are my own I was fortunate enough not having to grow up too fast It s something I ve thought a lot about these days, one of many examples of white privilege I d taken for granted yet now recognizethan ever If anything, my growing up took longer than it should have one could argue it s still in progress But at 18, I didn t know shit nor was I expected to , the closest thing to tumultuous having been a few alcohol related, vomit inducing nights out with the boys The same could be said for pretty I was fortunate enough not having to grow up too fast It s something I ve thought a lot about these days, one of many examples of white privilege I d taken for granted yet now recognizethan ever If anything, my growing up took longer than it should have one could argue it s still in progress But at 18, I didn t know shit nor was I expected to , the closest thing to tumultuous having been a few alcohol related, vomit inducing nights out with the boys The same could be said for pretty much everyone I grew up with Sure, others dealt withprivate issues a parents separation the death of a family member a mother s absence as she went off on another bender that were tumultuous in their own right Yet none appeared so life altering that skipping one s late teens and twenties in favor of adulthood seemed necessary Which is to say none of my friends, for lack of a better term, got a girl knocked up or were knocked up themselves Babies having babies happened so infrequently where I grew up it felt all but taboo, something that happened on TV or in movies We were blessed with our youth and took full advantage of it, thankfully without any serious consequences My summer job prior to leaving for college was at a local second run cinema that acted not only as a source of income and popcorn, and free viewings of Pulp Fiction but also as a sociological level setting While my co workers weren t necessarily miscreants they came from far different backgrounds than I, despite being from generally the same area One girl dropped out of high school at 17, was planning to take the GED when the time s right which apparently wasn t that moment This one dude had already been to juvie multiple times, had a suspended license and relied on public transportation which in Michigan is practically sacrilegious, regardless of where you live Another girl, younger than I, had just become pregnant for the second time I tried not to appear astonished by their respective dispositions that they called me preppie likely meant I hadn t tried hard enough or that I wore too much Tommy Hilfiger But free movies and popcorn aside, I still cherish my experience at this job in that it not only taught me how good I really had it then and now , but how easily all I was fortunate enough to have could be rendered null and void at any given moment To be fair, while environment plays a significant role consequentially, so too do our own actions as individuals We could have all the parental support imaginable, all the love in the world vis a vis friends and or significant others, and still fuck up Take the pizza delivery girl at the center of Jean Kyoung Frazier s debut novel, the appropriately named Pizza Girl She s 18, hardly ready to grow up who at 18 is , yet is all but forced to when both her father passes away, and she becomes pregnant Frazier s protagonist is unsurprisingly lost, searching for some semblance of direction as her world caves in She claims not to have been close with her deceased dad, yet begins to realize just how much they had in common mainly drinking Despite all of this, her mother is incredibly supportive, thanks much to her approval of her grandchildren s future father, an All American boy who puts his own ambitions on hold to care for his new, growing family But when Pizza Girl the character meets Jenny, a middle aged mother new to the neighborhood, her world is turned on its side It s through Jenny our protagonist feels as though she has a purpose, even if it s just providing a large pepperoni and pickle pie every Wednesday for Jenny s rather finicky son to consume Yet Jenny is just as jaded as Pizza Girl only later do we learn her name is Jane , hardly one to look up to if anything, Jenny s a glimpse into her own future, one she s not quite ready to face just yet On its surface Pizza Girl is sardonically funny, sometimes a bit strange, other times gut wrenchingly sad Yet dig in deeper and you ll find a touching study of adolescence lost within a lost world With Jane, Frazier has created a paradoxical figure, one that s both hero and antihero I found myself hoping she d catch a break and maybe get her shit together one paragraph, while chastising her poor life decisions the very next If that doesn t sound like your average 18 year old, I don t know what does But I doubt it was Jean Kyoung Frazier s intention to paint a portrait of your average 18 year old We all may be lost towards the end of our teenage years, but some of us have the ability to wait until the time is right to grow up, figure things out, find our way Others, like Jane, aren t so lucky Pizza Girl is a manifesto for the latter, the luckless whose adolescence falls to the wayside in favor of the stark reality of adulthood Funny thing is, at the end of the day they aren t much different They could support a teenage pregnancy, but not this, not a person who drifted from one moment to the next without any idea about where she was headed Sayaka Murata meets Ottessa Moshfegh in this freewheeling and darkly funny debut novel Jean Kyoung Frazier s deadpan wit and playful cynicism give a subversive edge to what could otherwise seem like yet another tale of millennial ennui Pizza Girl is uncompromising in its portrayal of love, obsession, addiction, and depression Our narrator an They could support a teenage pregnancy, but not this, not a person who drifted from one moment to the next without any idea about where she was headed Sayaka Murata meets Ottessa Moshfegh in this freewheeling and darkly funny debut novel Jean Kyoung Frazier s deadpan wit and playful cynicism give a subversive edge to what could otherwise seem like yet another tale of millennial ennui Pizza Girl is uncompromising in its portrayal of love, obsession, addiction, and depression Our narrator and protagonist is a Korean American pizza delivery girl who lives in suburban Los Angeles She s eighteen years old, pregnant, and feels increasingly detached from her supportive mother and affable boyfriend Unlike them, our narrator cannot reconcile herself with her pregnancy, and tries to avoid thinking about her future As her alienation grows, she retreats further into herself and spends her waking hours in a perpetual state of numbing listlessness Where am I going and how do I get there What have I done and what will I continue to do Will I ever wake up and look in the mirror and feel good about the person staring back at me Her unfulfilling existence is interrupted by Jenny, a stay at home mother in her late thirties who orders pickled covered pizzas for her son Our protagonist becomes enthralled by Jenny, perceiving her as both glamorous and deeply human Pizza girl s desire for Jenny is all consuming, and soon our narrator, under the illusion that Jenny too feels their connection , is hurtling down a path of self destruction Her reckless and erratic behaviour will unsettle both the reader and her loved ones Yet, even at her lowest Frazier s narrator is never repelling Her delusions, her anxieties, her world weariness are rendered with clarity and empathy She feels simultaneously unseen and suffocated by the people in her life While readers understand, to a certain extent, that her sluggish attitude and cruel words are borne out of painful frustration Her unspoken misgivings about who is she and what kind of future awaits her, about having a child and being a mother , her unease and guilt, her fear of resembling her now deceased alcoholic father, make her all thedesperate for a way out of her life Unlike others Jenny seems unafraid to show her vulnerabilities, and there is a strange kinship between these two women I ll tell you what I wish someone told me when I was eighteen it never goes away What is it, exactly All of it, any of it, just it While the world Frazier depicts seems at times incredibly pessimistic, the narrator s unerring, wry, and compelling voice never succumbs to her bleak circumstances Frazier s prose has this lively quality to it, one that makes Pizza Girl into an incredibly absorbing read The feverish latter part of the story, in which others call into question our protagonist s state of mind, brought to mind Caroline O Donoghue s novels in particular Promising Young Women Let it be said that things get confusing and somewhat horrifying Han was a sickness of the soul, an acceptance of having a life that would be filled with sorrow and resentment and knowing that deep down, despite this acceptance, despite cold and hard facts that proved life was long and full of undeserved miseries, hope was still a word that carried warmth and meaning Despite themselves, Koreans were not believers, but feelers they pictured the light at the end of the tunnel and fantasized about how lovely that first touch of sun would feel against their skin, about all they could do in wide open spaces Frazier s mumblecore esque dialogues demonstrate her attentive ear for language Speaking of language, I particularly liked pizza girl s assessment of ready replies like I m okay or I m fine Fine, a word you used when you stubbed your toe and people asked you if you were okay and you didn t want to sound like a little bitch When your mom gave you Cheerios after you asked for Froot Loops Something you said to people who asked about your day and you didn t know them well enough to give them a real answer Never a word used when talking about anything of value Pizza girl s disconnect from others, reality, and herself is vibrantly rendered Her troubled relationship with her dysfunctional father hit particularly hard as I found her conflicting thoughts towards him and the idea of resembling him to echo my own experiences.Similarly to Hilary Leichter and Hiromi Kawakami Frazier s surrealism is rooted in everyday life Funny, moving, and unapologetic, Pizza Girl is a great debut novel The narrator s fuck ups will undoubtedly make you uncomfortable, but much of her harmful behaviour stems from self loathing and it also points to other people s hypocritical attitudes towards those who are deemed troubled I devoured this scrumptious coming of age novel in two sittings On the level of voice, character development, and humor it struck all the right chords It s Catcher in the Rye with a female lead,modern,swear words, and justadult Easily a cult classic, it was one of the most memorable and enjoyable books I read all year.I will gladly read anything else the author puts out For a first novel, it sizzles It never stumbles, falters or cowers From the gorgeous cover to the immer I devoured this scrumptious coming of age novel in two sittings On the level of voice, character development, and humor it struck all the right chords It s Catcher in the Rye with a female lead,modern,swear words, and justadult Easily a cult classic, it was one of the most memorable and enjoyable books I read all year.I will gladly read anything else the author puts out For a first novel, it sizzles It never stumbles, falters or cowers From the gorgeous cover to the immersive rhythm, the pages flew by Who doesn t love a saucy narrator Taking the first person internal monologue to new heights, JKF lathers each chapter with alluring, intimate details, enough to overwhelm anyone s emotional arteries The novel explores love, in all of its myriad forms, friendship, commitment, lassitude, drudgery, modern ennui, and the angst that has become inescapable in our culture A thrilling, bold, timeless literary statement, not a junk food entertainment