A review by alittlebitnish
I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki, by Baek Se-hee

dark emotional informative reflective sad fast-paced


I have mixed feelings about the book but i think that’s just because i could not relate to certain POVs of the narrator. however, that’s normal because everyone’s problems and perspectives are different and how it manifests into their issues. 

i did love this ending tho
“This book, therefore, ends not with answers but with a wish. I want to love and be loved. I want to find a way where I don’t hurt myself. I want to live a life where I say things are good more than things are bad. I want to keep failing and discovering new and better directions. I want to enjoy the tides of feeling in me as the rhythms of life. I want to be the kind of person who can walk inside the vast darkness and find the one fragment of sunlight I can linger in for a long time.
Some day, I will.”

as well as 

“To our readers, who are perhaps down and out from having experienced much devastation or are living day-to-day in barely contained anxiety: I hope you will listen to a certain overlooked and different voice within you. Because the human heart, even when it wants to die, quite often wants at the same time to eat some tteokbokki, too.”