Tokyo Ever After (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Tokyo Ever After (Large Print / Library Binding)


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“It's easy to compare this book to The Princess Diaries, but frankly it's more than that. It's made of beautiful, vivid writing, with a fiercely charming lead, and a city (Tokyo) coming to life itself on the page. It will speak in particular to those who feel out of place or torn between two worlds, while offering hope and fun and wonder. Yes, there's romance, but there's so much more, and Izumi may well be any reader's new favorite princess.”
— Lindsay Howard, Lark and Owl Booksellers, Georgetown, TX

Staff Reviews

"In her third YA novel, Emiko Jean recontextualizes The Princess Diaries and the trope of undiscovered royalty in Asian and Asian-American contexts. Izumi, however, is hardly princess material in the traditional sense: she is spunky, sarcastic, and not one to follow rules. Though Jean crafts a light-hearted modern fairy tale, she also includes profound and relatable reflections on what it means to be a hyphenated American. While also navigating the hierarchy and customs of Japanese royalty, Izumi wrestles and reckons with the feeling of being 'too Japanese' in America yet 'too American' in Japan."--Reviewed by Cristina

Product Details ISBN: 9781432891787
ISBN-10: 1432891782
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
Publication Date: December 29th, 2021
Pages: 479
Language: English