"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...
|Title||:||My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life Reviews
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
The Publishers just granted my wish on Netgalley! WOO!
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.
This book centers around a girl named Elle who has ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more