Title: MY ALMOST FLAWLESS TOKYO DREAM LIFE
Author: Rachel Cohn
Pub. Date: December 18, 2018
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
“I’m here to take you to live with your father. In Tokyo, Japan! Happy birthday!”
In the Land of the Rising Sun, where high culture meets high kitsch, and fashion and technology are at the forefront of the First World’s future, the foreign-born teen elite attend ICS-the International Collegiate School of Tokyo. Their accents are fluid. Their homes are ridiculously posh. Their sports games often involve a (private) plane trip to another country. They miss school because of jet lag and visa issues. When they get in trouble, they seek diplomatic immunity.
Enter foster-kid-out-of-water Elle Zoellner, who, on her sixteenth birthday discovers that her long-lost father, Kenji Takahari, is actually a Japanese hotel mogul and wants her to come live with him. Um, yes, please! Elle jets off first class from Washington D.C. to Tokyo, which seems like a dream come true. Until she meets her enigmatic father, her way-too-fab aunt, and her hyper-critical grandmother, who seems to wish Elle didn’t exist. In an effort to please her new family, Elle falls in with the Ex-Brats, a troupe of uber-cool international kids who spend money like it’s air. But when she starts to crush on a boy named Ryuu, who’s frozen out by the Brats and despised by her new family, her already tenuous living situation just might implode.
My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life is about learning what it is to be a family, and finding the inner strength to be yourself, even in the most extreme circumstances.
My Review- This was a very cutesy wutesy YA book, the kind that I am glad to have on hand after I read something dark and violent. Was this book a bit over the top, soap opera dramatic? Sure it was, but that is what made it so much fun to read. It was light hearted and silly. The characters aren’t all that enjoyable, but once again I didn’t take a huge issue to that. If you want to read something for just pure entertainment, than this is your book! I had a lot of fun with it.
Rachel Cohn is the bestselling, award-winning author of many books. She lives in Los Angeles with two very cool cats named McNulty and Bunk.
3 winners will receive finished copies of MY ALMOST FLAWLESS TOKYO DREAM LIFE, US only.
<a class=”rcptr” href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2864/” rel=”nofollow” data-raflid=”e2389ba2864″ data-theme=”classic” data-template=”” id=”rcwidget_se7gqxx5″>a Rafflecopter giveaway</a>
12/3/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt
12/4/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review
12/5/2018- A Court of Coffee and Books– Excerpt
12/6/2018- BookHounds YA– Review
12/7/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review
12/10/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert– Review
12/11/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review
12/12/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt
12/13/2018- Daily Waffle– Excerpt
12/14/2018- The Reading Corner for All– Review
12/17/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Review
12/18/2018- Eli to the nth– Review
12/19/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review
12/20/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review
12/21/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo Blog– Review
12/24/2018- Falling For YA– Interview
12/25/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review
12/26/2018- All the Ups and Downs– Excerpt
12/27/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review
12/28/2018- Wishful Endings– Excerpt
12/31/2018- Under the Book Cover– Excerpt