29 Dates is a fun and lighthearted read. Jisu’s parents want her get good grades, get into a great college, and find a good boyfriend from a good family so that she can have a good future. Thus, they ship her off to a private school in San Francisco and also work with a Korean matchmaker to set her up on seons (dates).
The book is written with alternating chapters that dealing with Jisu’s life in San Francisco and conversations from her seons. The chapters about her life in San Francisco include her being homesick, making friends in a new high school, discovering a new city, her passion for photography, and attention from two boys in her high school.
The seon chapters are fun as each date is different and the conversations between Jisu and her dates are often funny.