My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life Review

"I'm here to take you to live with your father. In Tokyo, Japan! Happy birthday!"

In the Land of the Rising Sun, where high culture meets high kitsch, and fashion and technology are at the forefront of the First World's future, the foreign-born teen elite attend ICS-the International Collegiate School of Tokyo. Their accents are fluid. Their homes are ridiculously posh. Their sports games often involve a (private) plane trip to another country. They miss school because of jet lag and visa issues. When they get in trouble, they seek diplomatic immunity.

Enter foster-kid-out-of-water Elle Zoellner, who, on her sixteenth birthday discovers that her long-lost father, Kenji Takahari, is actually a Japanese hotel mogul and wants her to come live with him. Um, yes, please! Elle jets off first class from Washington D.C. to Tokyo, which seems like a dream come true. Until she meets her enigmatic father, her way-too-fab aunt, and her hyper-critical grandmother, who seems to wish Elle didn't exist. In an effort to please her new family, Elle falls in with the Ex-Brats, a troupe of uber-cool international kids who spend money like it's air. But when she starts to crush on a boy named Ryuu, who's frozen out by the Brats and despised by her new family, her already tenuous living situation just might implode.

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life is about learning what it is to be a family, and finding the inner strength to be yourself, even in the most extreme circumstances.

Title:My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life
Edition Language:English

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  • MissBecka

    Thank you NetGalley and Disney Book Group for granting my wish!I requested this hoping it would be good and it ended up being amazing!!!The scenery, food, culture and of course cats made this a deligh...

  • Scrill

    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & VoraciouslyARC received from Netgalley for a fair review.On Elle's 16th birthday, the father she never knew sends for her to be re...

  • Catie

    Don’t read this for the characters, plot, or romance. The main character is bland, inoffensive, and cute but not notable in any way. The rest of the characters could be copied and pasted from any so...

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    So this book wasn’t terrible, but let's just say it wasn’t for me.The characters felt very one dimensional. I didn’t connect or care for any of them really. Her so-called family on her father's ...

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    Thank you to NetGalley, Rachel Cohn, and Disney-Hyperion for the opportunity to read My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life in exchange for an honest review.This is a spunky, fast-paced novel geared towa...

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