Almond

Almond

This story is, in short, about a monster meeting another monster. One of the monsters is me. Yunjae was born with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it hard for him to feel emotions like fear or anger. He does not have friends?the two almond-shaped neurons located deep in his brain have seen to that?but his devoted mother and grandmother aren?t fazed by his con This story is, in short, about a monster meeting another monster. One of the monsters is me. Yunja...

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Title:Almond
Author:Won-pyung Sohn
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:아몬드
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Almond Reviews

  • jo
    Jul 24, 2020
    i think i have become irreconcilably suspicious of narratives about neurodivergent kids. ...
  • Kelly
    Apr 22, 2020
    This book is different, and it?s different in a way that?s purposeful as to leave readers wondering whether this was a love story or a complete tragedy. Maybe both? Yunjae was born with Alexithymia, which means his brain is wired so that he doesn?t know how to feel or respond...
  • Lauren
    Sep 30, 2020
    I read this book because two of the BTS members read it in an episode of their show In The Soop. And I?m glad I did. I liked this a lot. I found it interesting and it ably held my attention and the pages went by fast. ...
  • Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell
    Feb 27, 2020
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest The amygdalae are two almond-shaped nodes in the brain responsible for the processing of emotion, most notably fear. ALMOND is a book about a young Korean boy with underdeveloped amygdalae, leading to a condition called...
  • Swati
    Jun 11, 2020
    I rarely cry for books and movies; I prefer to do that for real life situations. But this book made my vision blurred with tears a couple of times. Yunjae's unconditional love for the seemingly unchangeable Gon warmed me to the depths of my soul. There is just this sweet, gentlene...
  • Paul Fulcher
    Jul 24, 2020
    ?Granny, why do people call me weird?? Her lips loosened. ?Maybe it?s because you?re special. People just can?t stand it when something is different, eigoo, my adorable little monster.? Granny hugged me so tight my ribs hurt. She always called me a monster. To...
  • Basma
    May 07, 2020
    I enjoyed the story and it was engaging. It?s about a kid who has a small amygdala which meant that he was incapable of feeling certain emotions or understanding the human?s emotions and behaviors and deciphering the context behind words. A tragic incidents happens to him that ends...
  • Jenna
    Jun 18, 2020
    Even though I know book blurbs can't always be trusted, I'm a sucker for ones that compare said book to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I just can't help it. I loved that book. So if another one is compared to it, I'm gonna take my chances. I t...
  • Smitha Murthy
    Jun 10, 2020
    I have been utterly delighted with my recent forays into South Korean literature, especially those by South Korean women writers. ?Almond? is the sort of novel that might slip under your radar, but I am going to stick my reading neck far out and say this is already one of my best r...
  • Melanie
    Jun 09, 2020
    I did not expect this to by YA, so that took me a bit by surprise. Having said, I fully enjoyed the book and enjoyed even more that I could pass it on to my teenager and we had an accidental bookclub. The theme of Alexithymia is something, we encountered a couple of times in K-drama be...
  • David
    Oct 14, 2020
    It's a revelation! After a month of reading Korean works in translation and just soaking in that feeling of "han" it's nice to get what is essentially a sunny middle-grade read! I mean it is still Korean, people get beaten and there's more than one brutal knife...
  • Sonja Arlow
    May 20, 2020
    This felt like a watered-down version of Wonder. You have a middle school kid with an odd disease that prevents him from making friends and blending in. I just found it a little too cutesy for my taste and after having finished this a week ago I can remember almost nothing of th...
  • Jessica
    May 19, 2020
    I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher (HarperVia). This book is why I love international books. They?re always so different from what is traditionally published here in America and I find that so refreshing. In the prologue it states that, ?I won?t tel...
  • Anna Luce
    Sep 12, 2020
    Written in a simple and crisp prose Almond is a slim novel that is primarily concerned with empathy and human connection. Yunjae, the narrator of this story, was born with underdeveloped amygdalae, which are two-almond shaped nuclei that process our emotional responses (prior this book...
  • Lata
    Jul 26, 2020
    A low-key book with sadness and hope, despite its moments of violence. Yunjae is a quiet observer of his own life, commenting rationally about people?s negative reactions to him (Yunjae doesn?t experience emotions as most people do, thanks to his condition), and to the sometimes ...
  • jut
    Aug 14, 2020
    "Luck plays a huge part in all the unfairness of the world. Even more than you?d expect." This book made me cry. I had a few fave books this year and this one is together with them, of course. All about this book was amazing because it was sincere, cruel, real, how li...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Jan 20, 2021
    The pain that I'm in right now ? The pain that I'm in right now ? ...more ...
  • Kalyn✨
    May 30, 2020
    ?This story is, in short, about a monster meeting another monster. One of the monsters is me.? This book made me cry. I really loved the relationship between Yunjae and Gon. Like the translator, I thought the boys had something more than just a friendship and I'm glad Sa...
  • Katelyn Callahan
    Aug 13, 2020
    Unabashedly here one week after Yoongi was caught reading this on the In the Soop preview. Sad to say, this book would?ve absolutely slipped under my radar otherwise. This is one of my favorite reads of this year. Korean culture involves such a strong emotional intelligence ...
  • Insaaf
    Sep 03, 2020
    Hi armies! I read this book because Yoongi and Namjoon were reading it in The Soop. It was really good and I personally did not feel like I could put it down. Not sure how believable the ending was, which is why it's 4 stars instead of 5. I thought it was extremely well-done in te...
  • Clara (Clarylovesbooks)
    Nov 16, 2020
    I knew about this book because Namjoon and Yoongi (from BTS) read it during "In the Soop", and from the synopsis it sounded interesting! "Almond" by Won-pyung Sohn it's a beautiful, moving and intense YA book that deals with bulling, mental illness, family and ...
  • Sarah
    Nov 17, 2020
    This book totally got me out of my reading slump! Beautifully written and translated, weirdly moving and romantically melancholic. I almost can't believe this is a debut novel. This book totally got me out of my reading slump! Beautifully written and translated, weirdly moving ...
  • E. H. Nathasia
    Jan 09, 2021
    What a refreshing read! Reading successfully translated Japanese and Korean literature always ignite a vibe or feel that can only be delivered by them. Perhaps its their culture that permeates through the writings. Even the most ridiculous or unthinkable plot will make you believe. Tal...
  • Hiba Arrame
    Jun 02, 2020
    This was such an interesting book, the topic was definitely foreign to me and the execution was very beautiful, though I don't know whether it does the topic justice. Yunjae is a boy who cannot feel due to a special medical condition and his story was so beautiful and intriguing...
  • Mook
    Jan 03, 2021
    Whoa.. Such a touching and beautifully-written story ? ...
  • Thushara (Triobookdragons)
    Aug 25, 2020
    Read for Women In Translation Month August 2020 ?South Korea ?? Translated Literature Almond by Won Pyoung Sohn Translated by Joosun Lee ????? 5/5 stars . Almond is the story of Yunjea with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it difficult ...
  • Annabella
    May 09, 2020
    The first two-thirds (basically part 1&2) of this book was easily 5 stars for me but then it unfortunately went a bit downhill. The premise promised the deeper exploration of a very interesting friendship(?) between a boy who couldn't feel anything and one who felt too much...
  • Abby Kincer
    May 03, 2020
    I LOVED IT. It's my perfect book - on a fascinating topic I knew nothing about, incredibly fast-paced (with super short chapters), and a story that pulls at your heart strings. *Gifted by the publisher. So the entire story is centered around how this young boy doesn't feel...
  • Trisha
    Jan 09, 2021
    I fully admit Almond appeared on my radar because of Bts! Namjoon and Yoongi were reading it and I, of course, looked into it and decided to pick it up. I am so glad I did! What a journey this book takes you on and it is full to the brim with the power of the human heart and all the tw...
  • Nad
    Oct 13, 2020
    Ugly cried. This one was so heartwarming. ? ...