My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

"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. The "I'm here to take you to live with your father. In Tokyo, Japan! Happy birthday!" In the Land of the Rising Sun, w...

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Title:My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life
Author:Rachel Cohn
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1368008399
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life Reviews

  • Renata
    Dec 07, 2018
    ok first of all (view spoiler)[RIGHT AWAY THE CAT DIES, WHY (hide spoiler)] anyway uh...this book mainly exists to be like, Gossip Girl style wealth porn but for Japan-lovers, and that's a fine thing for a YA book to be, and indeed I did enjoy the lavish descriptions of fancy Tokyo...
  • Scrill
    Sep 12, 2018
    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC received from Netgalley for a fair review. On Elle's 16th birthday, the father she never knew sends for her to be retrieved from foster care where she has been since her mother's incarcera...
  • Lisa Mandina
    Dec 16, 2018
    I really was intrigued by the premise of this one, so excited to get to read it early. This was a page-turner, and I zipped through it in no time. I loved learning about life in Tokyo so much. I'm going to start calling my sodas "dark sugar water". I mean think about it, it's what the...
  • Sarah
    Feb 16, 2019
    3.5 Definitely what I needed after a heavier read...Princess Diaries meets Crazy Rich Asians. Everything I expected and I enjoyed it. ...
  • Catie
    Jul 16, 2018
    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 soap opera cast. The romance inevitably happens but without much tension or correspondin...
  • Mary
    Feb 04, 2019
    There was something about this that fell flat for me. It was almost too rushed. The characters were one dimensional. Read for the category a book set in a different country. Read More! 2019 Reading Challenge. ...
  • Elisquared
    Dec 14, 2018
    I have been a Rachel Cohn fan for quite a while, so I was thrilled when I got to be a part of the blog tour for her latest book, My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life. It contains so many things I love: private school, Japanese culture, and a sassy main character. But above all, this is ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Sep 11, 2018
    The Publishers just granted my wish on Netgalley! WOO! ...
  • ♠️ Tabi ♠️
    Sep 07, 2018
    I expect 2% of mediocre greatness from this and literally only reading because Tokyo and that cover is rather cute ...
  • Kristin
    Dec 21, 2018
    My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life is the story of a foster kid who not only finds out that her father is some bigwig in Japan, but he's also asked her to come and live with him. Elle gets whisked away to Tokyo to live with her rich father in his high-rise building. Not only does she ...
  • Anna
    Feb 12, 2019
    I'll round up on this one from a solid 3.5 stars, since the overall rating is NOT great and I would recommend it for certain people. Nothing earth shattering, but fun little book with some serious issues addressed. Rachel Cohn has done it better before, with her Cyd Charisse books, but...
  • Lindsay
    Sep 27, 2018
    Elle is in foster care after her mom ends up in jail due to drug usage. Her life is complete hell until her uncle appears with a social worker, telling her that her father has decided to take her in and she?s moving to Tokyo. Elle has never met her father nor does she know anything a...
  • MissBecka
    Dec 15, 2018
    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 delight to read. It was so much fun and had a lot more to it than I expected. Now I ...
  • Kris
    Aug 29, 2018
    3.5 STARS ...
  • Taylor (Frayed Books)
    Jan 22, 2019
    5/5 stars. QUICK THOUGHTS: ? I loved this book! I?ve never read anything by the author before but this was refreshing. I?ve been reading fantasies so a contemporary was needed~ ? Elle was an adorable main character. Her struggles were real, assimilating to a new country an...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Jun 06, 2018
    Any book about Japan or private school is a win for me, so My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn was an instant must-read. The book is both entertaining and emotional, and the main character is likeable. I especially loved reading the descriptions of Tokyo. This is a fun r...
  • Mizuki
    Jun 22, 2018
    Pre-review: I'd just read the premise and it sounds like a scream, will look forward for this book! (Link: https://giphy.com/gifs/avril-lavigne-...) ...
  • Samantha Trillium ☂
    Jan 26, 2019
    This book is actually really refreshing. The story is your typical rags-to-riches YA trope, but I thought it was so much better than the typical because the main character, Elle, was just so... Grateful . What a concept. There is still all the teen angst, but it was so much easier ...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Nov 30, 2018
    RTC for blog tour Dec 27th. Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for my copy for review. ...
  • Anne Oftedahl
    Feb 09, 2019
    It's cute and all, and I really like the view on Japanese culture, but I felt like the plot was more of a second thought rather than what actually drove the story... ...
  • Cassie O. | Lost In Tomes
    Feb 08, 2019
    This was... a little disappointing. I was expecting this to be a light, fun contemporary set in Japan. I love watching Asian Dramas and was very excited hoping this would have a similar feel. What I got instead was a lot of angsty teens with parental issues and a newbies guidebook to...
  • Kayla Brunson
    Sep 14, 2018
    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 side were very unlikeable. Her father was cold and distant, Don?t even get me st...
  • mars ✧
    Feb 05, 2019
    I really enjoyed this! I loved the Tokyo setting and getting to experience it all along with our main character. She was funny and smart and knew how to stand up for herself and I really enjoyed reading from her perspective. The love interest was adorable and I wish we?d had more tim...
  • Stephanie Johnson
    Jan 17, 2019
    Elle?s journey offers a look into the foster care system, addiction, Japanese culture, and how all families are dysfunctional. This book can be a great recommendation as a lighter teen read. ...
  • Teresa
    Dec 18, 2018
    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 toward teenage girls. It is told in the perspective of Elle, a girl who just wants to ...
  • Sylvia
    Nov 04, 2018
    This wasn't a bad book, it was just a little more cliche than what I've been reading recently. It was okay. There wasn't anything special that made me think, it was just a nice easy read. It was an okay book. ...
  • Rachel Macklin
    Feb 18, 2019
    DNF at 40% A plot? I've never heard of her. Another reviewer described this as Crazy Rich Asians for teens which is fairly accurate, but this lacks the compelling characters and lush descriptions that made Crazy Rich Asians interesting ...
  • TheReadingCornerforAll Lopez
    Dec 14, 2018
    With works like Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and Pop Princess, author Rachel Cohn has firmly established herself in the world of young adult literature. In her latest work, My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life, Cohn captured the essence of a contemporary American teenage girl w...
  • Sara Vickers
    Jan 17, 2019
    This was a quick read. Wish the characters were a bit more in-depth. I really enjoyed the Japanese culture that was included in the book. The sights and sounds detailed felt like I was there. Is Cat Island as magical as it sounded?! Has anyone been?! Loved the ending. It made me tear u...
  • Amberfranceen
    Feb 12, 2019
    This book starts out pretty grim, and I was just settling into that tone when the main character, who's portrayed as sht and awkward, is whisked away to her fabulous new life, where it becomes a real Princess Diaries situation. Suddenly our heroine is sassy and bold and witty.. no real...