A young adult rom-com filled with entertaining doses of charm and sass.
Being Japanese American in her tiny, predominantly White community in northern California has never truly made Izumi Tanaka feel at home. Izumi, who was raised by a single mother, and her mother have always faced the outside world together because “it’s simpler this way.” Izumi eventually finds a clue to her father’s identity, which turns out to be the Crown Prince of Japan. Izzy, who is frank and irreverent, is therefore a real princess.
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Izumi makes a hasty trip to Japan to visit her father and learn more about the nation she’s always wanted to visit. A princess must wear more than just ball dresses and tiaras, though. Thousands of years of history and rituals must be learned virtually overnight, not to mention cunning cousins, a ravenous press, a scowling but dashing bodyguard who just could be her soulmate.
“The narrative of a regular Japanese-American kid who learns that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan is enlightening and accurate.”
The Book Guide® Editor
Izumi quickly discovers that she is torn between two worlds and two selves; at home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must establish her “Japanese” identity. Will Izumi succumb to the pressure of the crown, or will she achieve the happily-ever-after ending of her fairy tale?
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