Pub Date 07 Apr 2020
Love is a battlefield in this hysterically funny rom-com debut, perfect for fans of Jenny Han.
Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to be rich, just like everyone else at the elite private school where he's a scholarship student. When one of the wealthiest kids at school offers Nate a huge sum of money to commit grade fraud, he knows that taking the windfall would help support his prideful Korean family—and they need the money, since Nate's dad just lost his job. But is compromising his integrity worth it?
Kate Anderson wants a fresh start. Her high-powered CEO father oppressively controls over her life, demanding she follow the life plan he's laid out for her. She fantasizes about escaping to New York, where she can pursue her dreams of being an actress. But how can Kate get there when she can't even buy dinner without his approval?
Nate and Kate's worlds collide at their job at a zombie-themed escape room. As sparks fly, fate steps in: a local tech company is hosting a weekend-long survivalist competition with a huge cash prize that could solve all their problems. And thanks to the survival skills they picked up watching hours of zombie movies, the two think they might just have a shot. But the real challenge will be making it through the weekend with their hearts intact...
“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
“Effortlessly hilarious and super lovable. I hope this is the YA romcom of 2020.” –Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
“Suzanne Park’s 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
“Quirky and hilarious, THE PERFECT ESCAPE has everything you’ve ever wanted in a rom-com. Suzanne Park has created the perfect mix of humor and heart against the backdrop of zombie adventures guaranteed to keep you laughing. Nate and Kate are absolutely adorable and you’ll be rooting for them until the very end. A must-have addition to any bookshelf!” —Sabina Khan, author of The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
“Suzanne Park’s debut was a thrilling ride with lovable characters and plenty of belly laughs.” —Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Our Wayward Fate
"Suzanne Park’s THE PERFECT ESCAPE is the hilarious tale of two snarky teens who will win your hearts (and maybe each other’s). It is indeed the perfect escape from, well, pretty much everything." —Sarah Henning, author of Throw Like a Girl and the Sea Witch duology
“The funniest love stories can start in the most unexpected of places. The Perfect Escape is a whip-smart, hilarious rom-com that boldly explores classism, family expectations, and how to outrun zombies.” —Nina Moreno, author of Don’t Date Rosa Santos