Author(s): Pintip Dunn
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 dating practice.In a shocking war on the status quo, her parents now insist that their youngest daughter, Orrawin (aka "Winnie"), must date in high school. Under their watchful eyes, of course -- and on dates they organize based on their favorite rom-coms. The first candidate? The son of their longtime friends, Mat Songsomboon--arrogant, dreamy, and infuriating. Winnie's known him since they were toddlers throwing sticky rice balls at each other. Her parents love him, so naturally he's the perfect person for her to pretend date. If only he weren't her sworn enemy.