From Little Tokyo, With Love (Paperback)
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From Little Tokyo, With Love (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 11/05/2021
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Celebrated author Sarah Kuhn reinvents the modern fairy tale in this intensely personal yet hilarious novel of a girl whose search for a storybook ending takes her to unexpected places in both her beloved LA neighborhood and her own guarded heart. If Rika's life seems like the beginning of a familiar fairy tale--being an orphan with two bossy cousins and working away in her aunts' business--she would be the first to reject that foolish notion. After all, she loves her family (even if her cousins were named after Disney characters), and with her biracial background, amazing judo skills and red-hot temper, she doesn't quite fit the princess mold. All that changes the instant she locks eyes with Grace Kimura, America's reigning rom-com sweetheart, during the Nikkei Week Festival. From there, Rika embarks on a madcap adventure of hope and happiness--searching for clues about her long-lost mother, exploring Little Tokyo's hidden treasures with a cute actor, and maybe...finally finding a sense of belonging. But fairy tales are fiction and the real world isn't so kind. Rika knows she's setting herself up for disappointment, because happy endings don't happen to girls like her. Should she walk away before she gets in even deeper, or let herself be swept away?

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780593403082
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 369 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 1 mm
Edition: International edition


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"Readers will cheer for tough-but-tender Rika as she navigates the city of Los Angeles-and her own complicated emotions-in search of love, family, and belonging in this heartwarming pick-me-up of a novel." -Misa Sugiura, award-winning author of It's Not Like It's a Secret

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“A sweet romance that's full of heart and wonderful rep!”

Okaaay I went through it reading this book! Yes it was fun, yes it had romance and a quest of sorts but wow did I see my younger self in Rika and her anger and how it felt to her, as well as how she felt that she... More

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“I stayed up until 3am to read this book”

Book provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
From Little Tokyo, With Love is a Young Adult Contemporary book that follows Rika. She is half-Japanese in an environment where everyone around... More

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