Sophia Wachowski has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States for her senior year of high school. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city she's called home for years, to eat at every ramen shop she can find, to sing endless karaoke with her wild best friend, and to finally tell her crush she's in love with him. Read more...
Sophia Wachowski has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States for her senior year of high school. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city she's called home for years, to eat at every ramen shop she can find, to sing endless karaoke with her wild best friend, and to finally tell her crush she's in love with him. Seven perfect days....Until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything. Three years ago, Jamie left for boarding school in the States, but not before he crushed Sophia's heart, and she hasn't spoken to him since. Now the last thing she wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. But hating Jamie is a lot harder than it used to be. For starters, he's a lot less awkward than she remembers...and a lot cuter. And as the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her, Jamie is the one person left for her to lean on. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye? A funny and poignant debut novel filled with first kisses and second chances.
- ISBN-13: 9780316391115
- ISBN-10: 0316391115
- Publisher: Poppy Books
- Publish Date: March 2017
- Page Count: 336
- Reading Level: Ages 14-17
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Sophia has lived in Japan and other countries during her itinerant life, but her family is preparing to leave Tokyo to return to the U.S., leaving her seven days to do all her favorite thingseat the snacks shell no longer be able to get, go clubbing, sing karaoke, and have wild nights out with her friends. The arrival of Jamie, a boy from her past, upends Sophias final week in town and may promise romance. Vinesse laces her debut novel with references to Japanese culture, cuisine, and daily life, though the story generally centers on the experiences of white teens abroad. As Sophia and her friends jump from one drama to the next, yelling and fighting along the way, its not entirely clear what holds their friendship together beyond a shared circumstance as expats. Readers will appreciate the rowdy nighttime tours of this vibrant city and Sophias will-they-wont-they flirtations with Jamie, but despite countdown clocks that open each chapter and Sophias awareness of her dwindling time in Japan, the story doesnt make the most of the built-in urgency of the premise. Ages 15up. Agent: Molly Ker Hawn, Bent Agency. (Mar.)