From Little Tokyo, with love

by Kuhn, Sarah (Author),

Format: Print Book 2021
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"I absolutely adored this funny, fierce, big-hearted book."
-Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Save the Date

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 that Grace is her long-lost mother, exploring Little Tokyo's hidden treasures with cute actor Hank Chen, 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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sweetly predictable romance, an angsty outsider protagonist, teen heartthrobs, judo, Japanese American community mores, and an affectionate portrait of L.A.'s Little Tokyo: Kuhn blends them all in a fairy tale--based format. Seventeen-year-old orphan Rika has grown up raised by her two aunts (whose marriage is portrayed refreshingly matter-of-factly). Biracial Rika has always felt like an outsider because of her ethnically ambiguous appearance in the homogenous culture of Little Tokyo. Her family lovingly nurtures her, channeling her notoriously prickly energy into becoming the judo dojo's star pupil. Then, during Nikkei Week, a famous annual celebration in Japanese American L.A., Rika falls in love with teen heartthrob dance star Hank Chen and discovers her presumed-dead mother may be none other than the Asian rom-com screen queen Grace Kimura. Kuhn perfectly captures the overwhelming emotional roller coaster of adolescence, from rage to passion to family closeness, painting a loving and accurate portrait of Little Tokyo that Angelenos will treasure. Biracial teens of all cultures will identify with Rika's journey toward self-acceptance."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Japanese Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2021
Language English
Description 421 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780593327487
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