Wishlist Wednesday: I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn. There are certain settings that I always love to read about and Japan is one of my favourites. 

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK:

Wishlist Wednesday: I Love You So Mochi by Sarah KuhnTitle: I Love You So Mochi
Author: Sarah Kuhn
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: May 28, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

Kimi Nakamura loves a good fashion statement. She's obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel brave, fabulous, and like the Ultimate versions of themselves. But her mother sees this as a distraction from working on her portfolio paintings for the prestigious fine art academy where she's been accepted for college. So when a surprise letter comes in the mail from Kimi's estranged grandparents, inviting her to Kyoto for spring break, she seizes the opportunity to get away from the disaster of her life.

When she arrives in Japan, she loses herself in Kyoto's outdoor markets, art installations, and cherry blossom festival--and meets Akira, a cute med student who moonlights as a costumed mochi mascot. What begins as a trip to escape her problems quickly becomes a way for Kimi to learn more about the mother she left behind, and to figure out where her own heart lies.

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Thoughts

The synopsis for I Love You So Mochi just speaks to me. Cherry blossoms, romance and family drama? Yes, please! My contemporary heart is really excited to read this one.

About Sarah Kuhn

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Sarah Kuhn is the author of the Heroine Complex series—starring Asian American superheroines—for DAW Books. She also wrote The Ruby Equation for the comics anthology Fresh Romance and the romantic comedy novella One Con Glory, which earned praise from io9 and USA Today and is in development as a feature film. Her articles and essays on such topics as geek girl culture, comic book continuity, and Sailor Moon cosplay have appeared in Uncanny MagazineApex Magazine, AngryAsianMan.com, IGN.com, Back StageThe Hollywood Reporter, StarTrek.com, Creative Screenwriting, and the Hugo-nominated anthology Chicks Dig Comics. In 2011, she was selected as a finalist for the CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Award.


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