• I Guess I Live Here Now

  • By: Claire Ahn
  • Narrated by: Shannon Tyo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Seoul, Korea.

In this glittering city where the latest trends are born, Melody finds herself swept away by luxury, romance, and family drama... but is this a place she could ever call home?

Thanks to a tiny transgression after school one day, Melody is shocked to discover that her parents have decided to move her and her mom out of New York City to join her father in Seoul—immediately! Barely having had the chance to say goodbye to her best friend before she's on a plane, Melody is resentful and homesick.

But she soon finds herself settling into their super-luxe villa, meeting cool friends at school, and discovering the alluring aspects of living in Korea—trendsetting fashion, delectable food, her dad's black card, and a cute boy to explore the city with. Life in Seoul is amazing, until cracks begin to form on its glittering surface... 

Claire Ahn's charming debut lets you hear every beat of a K-pop bop, taste every savory bite of Korean barbecue, bathe in the glow of Seoul's neon lights, and feel every high and low of Melody's emotional journey across the world and within her heart.

©2022 Claire Ahn (P)2022 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Juicy, delightful and brimming with cultural specificity, I Guess I Live Here Now is an endlessly charming exploration of what happens when immigrant parents make good on the threat of sending a wayward Americanized kid “home.” And what happens when that home features explosively fast internet, shopping trips, transcendent snacks and cute boys galore. A dazzling, utterly swoonful romp that artfully navigates identity and place. This book has all the Korean elements your soul craves and desires. I absolutely devoured this." —Mary H. K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Yolk

"I Guess I Live Here Now takes you on a glam romp through Seoul—by way of family secrets, sweet romance, and surprising self-discovery. Like the very best K-drama bottled up in a book." —Maurene Goo, author of Somewhere Only We Know

"A vibrant love letter to Seoul and a poignant coming-of-age story. Claire Ahn’s writing is fresh, funny, and heartfelt—I adored every page of Melody’s (mis)adventures. A new favorite!" —Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow

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Super cute! Like the YA version of Crazy Rich Asians but for South Korea. Sweet story that doubles as intro into Korean culture. Felt like I was on vacation while listening (and I love traveling!). Great use of a credit! ❤️