Books by David Yoo

David Yoo is a graduate from Skidmore with an MFA in creative writing from University of Colorado. He resides in Boston without his cat.


THE CHOKE ARTIST by David Yoo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"A brave exercise in self-revelation but a decidedly sour, depressing reading experience."
A portrait of the artist as a glum man. Read full book review >
THE DETENTION CLUB by David Yoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2011

"A slow start and a few uncomfortable laughs mar this at-times funny tale of a sixth-grade outcast. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Being cool in the sixth grade turns out to be an unexpected challenge. Read full book review >
STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE by David Yoo
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"This will work best in collections serving large populations of Asian-American teens. (Fiction. YA)"
In 1995, Korean-American high-school junior Albert Kim has decided to be an intentional loser, figuring that no social obligations means no need for social skills. Read full book review >
GIRLS FOR BREAKFAST by David Yoo
FICTION
Released: May 24, 2005

"A more sympathetic character—one who embraced his individuality—would've made this a more satisfying read. (Fiction. YA)"
What could have been a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a Korean-American teenager struggling to make peace with his heritage is instead a glimpse into the life of self-absorbed Nick Park, who forsakes everything to gain popularity. Read full book review >