Thank you to Edelweiss for sharing a digital galley of this book. All opinions are my own.
Kiko Himura has always struggled with her identity. With a mother who tries to get her to more like the white-American girls in beauty magazines, Kiko can’t understand how to embrace her half-Japanese heritage. She’s convinced her life will get better once she gets into her dream art school. But life at home becomes too much to handle. So when her childhood friend asks her to come visit she jumps at the chance in spite of her pressing anxieties and fears.
This is a powerful book that tells a heart-breaking tale of a young teen trying to find her true self. It illuminates the difficulties of living with anxiety, the hardships of unloving parents, and the trials of growing up in a broken home.
If you are looking for a real, honest story that will tug at your heart, then check out Satrfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman.