The Christmas Clash
By: Suzanne Park
Publish Date: 4 October 2022
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Multicultural Interest/Romance/Teens and YA
I would like to first thank both NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for allowing me to read and review this book.
Good Reads Synopsis:
Who’s naughty and nice at Riverwood Mall? In this hilarious holiday rom-com, two rivals get together to save their families’ livelihoods, and Christmas, too!
Chloe Kwon can’t stand Peter Li. It’s always been that way. Their families don’t get along either: their parents operate rival restaurants in the Riverwood Mall food court―Korean food for the Kwons and Chinese food for the Lis. Now it’s the holiday season and Chloe’s the photographer at the mall’s Santa Land, and Peter works at the virtual reality North Pole experience right across the atrium. It’s all Chloe can do to avoid Peter’s smug, incredibly photogenic face.
But it turns out the mall is about to be sold to a developer and demolished for condos. Eviction notices are being handed out right before Christmas. Their parents don’t know what to do, and soon Chloe and Peter realize that the two of them need to join efforts to try to save the mall. Just when it seems like they can put aside their differences and work closely (very closely) together, they discover that the Kwon and Li feud goes far deeper than either of them realize…
I read this book in December for Christmas. I gave it 4 stars.
The mall is closing, and the teens are trying to save it and their families restaurants. The teens use to be friends just as their parents use to be friends, but something happened 15 years ago to break up the friendship. Can the teens work together to save their family restaurant. This is happening around the holidays.
Chloe gets here sister involved because she is studying to become a lawyer. The parents never told the kids about what is happening. Chloe just happened to find the papers and is only given a couple of weeks to fight this.
I enjoyed this book because of the two-sibling working together to help their parents and also the supposed enemy of the young teen son of the enemy. They are able to work together to get things done.
The sad part is there isn’t much about the holidays mentioned in the story. Just that it is the holidays.