Tokyo Ever After, a review by Sherry

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Tokyo Ever After
Emiko Jean

9 hours 33 minutes
Macmillan Audio
published May 18, 2021

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Izumi, Izzy, grew up in America with her single Mom. She always dreamed of knowing her Father. Lo and behold she finds out her Father is the Crown Prince of Japan and takes a trip to Japan to meet her Father and find out what life as a Princess is like.

I love a book that is rich in a culture I’m unfamiliar with and this one meets the mark. Izzy’s a fish out of water learning about Japan and her royal heritage. In addition to the romance the book is built around, it is a story of self discovery. Izzy is outspoken and spunky and has spent her life not fitting in. She is trying to forge a relationship with her father and see if she can fit into his world. You can’t help but root for her.

While billed as Princess Diaries meets Crazy Rich Asians, I thought it was so much more than that and any young adult trying to find their place in the world will appreciate her journey. Told in a light, fun voice, it’s easy to see why this was a Reese Witherspoon YA choice.

I listened to the audiobook and thought Ali Ahn was fabulous. She brought the author’s story to life.

If you’re looking for a lighthearted book filled with culture and self discovery, I think you’ll love this book.

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