I Love You So Mochi - Sarah Kuhn | Book Review

24 July 2019

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Whenever summer rolls around, all I want is cute, fluffy reads. I haven't much YA in forever but in the last month, I have read a tonne! I'll be completely honest, I wanted this book based completely on the cover, is it not adorable? But it really impressed me and I will definitely reread it. 
I Love You So Mochi - Sarah Kuhn | Book Review
Blurb

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 like the Ultimate versions of themselves. But her mother disapproves, and when they get into an explosive fight, Kimi's entire future seems on the verge of falling apart. 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's met with a culture both familiar and completely foreign to her. She loses herself in the city's outdoor markets, art installations, and cherry blossom festival - and meets Akira, a cute aspiring med student who moonlights as a costumed mochi mascot. And 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.
My Review

This is one unique book, I truly haven't read anything like it before. This book has a heavy plot based around fashion which I adored! Kimi goes to spend spring break with her grandparents in Japan that she has never met before and it's really a story about finding yourself and discovering your passions. It does have some romance in there I'm always a sucker for but I really loved the chapters with her grandparents and how they were getting to know each other. 

I loved that this book was set in Japan and I think it's the first book that I have ever read set there and it has made me want to visit even more. This book has so much food in it that I was so hungry throughout and I am dying to try everything mentioned! I can't believe I have never had mochi. Kimi was a delight to read and even though, from the beginning, you just know that fashion is the path she has to go down it's lovely to see her realise it in herself. This would be a great book for teens of a similar age to Kimi to read as I know at that age I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and I always felt like the odd one out with that. 

The love interest was absolutely adorable, all of the main characters were so likeable! Their meet-cute was one of my favourites that I have read this year and I loved him showing her Japan. This was a really quick read and one of my favourite parts with Kimi and Akira was the last day they spend together in Japan, adorable - swoon worthy! If you're looking for something light to read this summer, this book is it. 

I Love You So Mochi is available - HERE

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