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My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

"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...

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My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life Reviews

  • Elisquared

    I have been a Rachel Cohn fan for quite a while, so I was thrilled when I got to be a part of the blog tour for her latest book, My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life. It contains so many things I love: private school, Japanese culture, and a sassy main character. But above all, this is a story about family and finding out where you belong; something everyone can relate to, in some way.

    This book examines a lot of tough subjects: alcoholism, substance abuse, absentee parents, and cultural acclimati
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  • Himanish Prabhakar

    My review is 3 stars.

    Not an impressive book for what I was looking for. I definitely have read many books like this so I didn't find that fascinating. There were loopholes in the writing and also the characters looked like unreal.

    Sorry!

  • Kristin

    My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life is the story of a foster kid who not only finds out that her father is some bigwig in Japan, but he's also asked her to come and live with him. Elle gets whisked away to Tokyo to live with her rich father in his high-rise building. Not only does she go from rags to riches overnight, but she also goes through a culture shock as she tries to navigate the Japanese culture.

    I'm not overly sure how I feel about this story. On one hand, I really liked getting to see
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  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔

    The Publishers just granted my wish on Netgalley! WOO!

  • Lost in Book Land

    I am so excited to be writing this review, I got this book as an ebook ARC a little while back (which thank you so so so much) and I started reading it on one of the last days of Thanksgiving break and I got hooked. I wanted to do nothing but read this book, unfortunately, that is not how life works for me at the end of a break and I had to put the book down and go back to work but every spare moment I had, I went right back to it.

    SPOILERS AHEAD

    This book centers around a girl named Elle who has
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  • Katherine Paschal

    Elle has had a very rough few years once her mom became addicted to drugs, eventually ending up in foster care after her mom was arrested. When a person from her past shows up on her completely unremarkable seeming birthday and says she will be moving to Japan to live with the father she has never met, Elle has no idea what to think. After taking the leap and going to Japan, Elle is thrown head first into a situation unlike anything she could have ever imagined- and she may not be prepared for a

    I processed those words: penthouse apartment on the forty-ninth floor. I'd never been in a building so tall, much less lived in one. What if I had vertigo? On the other hand, I'd just survived a fourteen-hour flight and time-traveled to two days in the future, so maybe I had superpowers I'd not been aware of previously.


    I hate to confess this, but My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life is my first read from Rachel. I have picked up many of her other books, saw the movie adaptation for Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, even met Rachel at a book signing for her last book, Kill All Happies, but this is the first time I have read a book written by her. I was really happy with this story, it was everything I did not even know I was hoping for when I picked up the title.



    Elle was such a cute, charming (without any trying on her part) character that I instantly connected to her. She has spent the last few years of her life in a terrible situation that was not her own making, yet she staid an upbeat kid who was truly appreciative for any opportunity or niceness bestowed on her. Not only that, but she was tough, determined, hard working, reslient and inherently sweet. I appreciated her sense of snarky humor and her internal dialogue made me laugh- hey, anyone who references her newly discovered parent as "this handsome father person thingie" instantly gets brownie points from me.

    I feel like this was the perfect YA contemporary read, dealing more with the main character's developing personality, school drama and family conflicts, with just a touch of romance. I enjoyed seeing all the complicated relationship dynamics unfold on the pages, like how to magically have a father- especially one she barely sees and doesn't really connect with. Oh, and the drama of an elite boarding school was intriguing! I also loved learning about all the Japanese customs right along with Elle, I never expected to be educated while reading a YA fiction novel, so that was a pleasant surprise. My Almost Tokyo Dream Life ended up being a cute feel good read- which was surprising while there were some heavy topics such as drug addiction, alcoholism, abandonment, foster care, abuse, and not belonging. I have no idea how Rachel managed to make those topics into a lighthearted read, but she did- while still making them important. I will for sure check out another book from Rachel in the near future.

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  • Catie

    Don’t read this for the characters, plot, or romance. The main character is bland, inoffensive, and cute but not notable in any way. The rest of the characters could be copied and pasted from any soap opera cast. The romance inevitably happens but without much tension or corresponding release, and the conflict is resolved so swiftly and randomly that all logic must be abandoned at the door.

    Read this, instead, if you plan to visit Tokyo. Because that’s what this really is: a beautifully written
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  • Hira Chaudhary

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

    This book was so dang ADORABLE. I loved Elle and how she never gave up and always strove for what she wanted in life, even when life seemed to be completely turned against her. I love how hard she worked to acclimate to her new surroundings. I loved Kenji and I wish we could have gotten a bit more of their relationship. I was a little iffy about him towards the end, but before that, even though he was hardly e
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