Tokyo Ever After (Large Print / Library Binding)

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    Tokyo Ever After is a book about best friends and has a close mother daughter relationship.  Izumi Tanaka is a high school girl growing up in a small Northern California college town.  Her mother is a botany professor and is a single parent.  Izumi's mother has never talked about or identified Izumio's father. Izumi and her friend discover a poem written to her mother by a love interest that was written the same year Izumi was born.  This begins a search to find out who the author is.  With help from the internet the girls discover a man who attended the same school, at the same time Izumi's mother did.  Then we are reading about life in Japan and the Japanese royal family.  Is Izumi part of that family?  The novel follows Izumi and her mother coming to grips with the truth which her mother had never shared.  Eventually, after much arguing, Izumi's mother allows Izumi to try to contact her father.  After reading a lot about the small California town Izumi grew up in, the next location is Japan, as Izumi tries to be accepted by  a very large Japanese royal family,  The young girl tries to follow. proper social   etiquette but she makes some painful  mistakes.. A handsome young imperial guard is assigned to Izumi and may be a love interest for her.  This was a book that was fun to read.  There is a lot of family, friendships, and trying to fit in.  And may I say again there is a lot of romance in it to enjoy.

— Sue Domis

May/June 2021 Kids Indie Next List


“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



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