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...
  • 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...
  • Vicki
    Jan 27, 2019
    DNF at 68%. Because when I wasn't pissed off, I was bored. I don't even know where to start with this. I guess: I'm glad I borrowed the book from the library instead of buying it? Which based on GR reviews, I figured I'd be better off doing; when everyone says it's more like a tour...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Katherine Paschal
    Dec 24, 2018
    Elle has had a very rough few years once her mom became addicted to drugs, eventually ending up in foster care after her mom was arrested. When a person from her past shows up on her completely unremarkable seeming birthday and says she will be moving to Japan to live with the father s...
  • Sarah
    Dec 13, 2018
    I received an eARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When Elle?s mother is sent to prison for drugs, she is put in the foster care system. Elle learns quickly how to live with few material possessions and how to count on only herself. On her sixteenth birthday, E...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Julie Daniels
    Aug 05, 2018
    Actual rating: 3.5 I think it would be so much easier to rate books if Goodreads gave the option of using half-star ratings. Quarter-star ratings would be even better! I really enjoyed this book and love that the author tackled some serious and important topics but at the same t...
  • Al
    Dec 17, 2018
    lmao dnf @ 14%. there?s a way to write culture shock, teenage trauma/feelings, and general japanese culture and this ain?t it y?all ...
  • 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...
  • KarenJo Custodio
    Dec 21, 2018
    This book was surprisingly really good. My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn was a lighthearted and delightfully fun read that kept me entertained until the very end. I really enjoyed reading this book and getting to see Japan through Elle?s story. I think that was m...
  • 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. ...
  • Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
    Jan 31, 2019
    DNF at 18% I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product. It's been awhile since I've read something by Rachel Cohn (really love he...
  • 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...
  • Lost in Book Land
    Dec 08, 2018
    I am so excited to be writing this review, I got this book as an ebook ARC a little while back (which thank you so so so much) and I started reading it on one of the last days of Thanksgiving break and I got hooked. I wanted to do nothing but read this book, unfortunately, that is not ...