Parents' Guide to

Tokyo Ever After

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Romantic coming-of-ager is funny, breezy, but genuine.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+
I think this book is probably one of my favorite reads. I must say there is a few curse words and getting drunk, definitely for teens or young adults

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4 ):

This is a fun, lively story with enough heart and humor to overcome the well-used fairy-tale, rags-to-riches storyline. Narrator Izumi's voice is genuine and funny, making her easy for teens to relate to. Romantic comedy fans will enjoy the unique settings and colorful, well-developed characters as they move through familiar story patterns and character arcs in ways that feel fresh, thanks to author Emiko Jean's strong writing.

Although it's overall light in tone and a pretty fast read, Izumi's experience as a Japanese American, and as an American in Japan, provide food for thought without disturbing the mood. Teens from any background will relate to her feeling that she doesn't fit in, and they'll root for her to find a way to be herself, wherever she happens to be. Readers of all types will also enjoy the sigh-worthy, sweetly funny romance, and the enticing descriptions of life in the Imperial Palace. Lots of strong language make it best for teens and up.

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