Reviews for I Love You So Mochi, by Sarah Kuhn

morningstar916's review against another edition

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3.0

This is a really cute, fluff read. I love throwing little cutesy stuff like this between reads. It's definately easy to binge. It isn't a "wowzer" book, but definately pick it up if you're into little Japanese romances.

domiri's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

lover's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

rosapelaez's review against another edition

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4.0

This book is fluffy and romantic and cute! I gave it 4.75 out of 5 which is a lot mostly, because it made me dream on being in Kyoto, Japan and being able to visit some places that take places and appear in this cute book. Also, now I am craving mochis...

In this book we meet Kimi in her trip to Japan in order to self-discover herself, her passion and her future. During this trip she will meet Akira, a mochi dancer in Maruyama Park and they both will start to act as tourist in Kyoto during Kimi two-week time in Japan.

bunsenhoneydew's review

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inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

empressofeverything's review

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hopeful lighthearted medium-paced

5.0

sruthi_sreenivasan's review

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

fafasbookcorner's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Full review to come ☺️

delph's review against another edition

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4.0

Full review sur mon blog.

On suit l’histoire de Kimiko, une japonaise-américaine qui part en séjour chez ses grands-parents au Japon après qu’elle ait avoué à sa mère qu’elle ne souhaite pas aller en école d’art.

I Love You So Mochi traite de sujets qui parleront à de nombreux asiatiques. Les familles asiatiques, surtout celles éparpillées sur plusieurs pays voire plusieurs continents suite à l’immigration, entretiennent entre elles des liens complexes. C’est assez compliqué à expliquer mais je trouve que l’autrice l’a très bien fait dans ce livre. Il n’existe évidemment pas un modèle de familles immigrantes, celle de Kimiko n’est qu’une dynamique parmi des milliers mais, malgré cela, j’ai reconnu quelques traits de ma famille parmi la sienne.

La mère de Kimiko est venue du Japon aux États-Unis pour finir ses études mais au lieu de rentrer au Japon comme ses parents l’espéraient, elle est restée là-bas. Elle s’est également mariée et a eu Kimiko très jeune, quelque chose que ses parents — surtout sa mère — ont désapprouvé puisqu’ils avaient d’autres projets pour elle. J’ai trouvé leur relation très intéressante parce qu’elle est authentique comme semblable à ce que de nombreux asiatiques ont vécu et vivent encore. Elle est restée aux Etats-Unis pour s’assurer un certain niveau de vie mais également pour poursuivre son rêve : faire carrière dans l’art. Comme je l’ai dit, il s’agit d’une action que ses parents n’ont pas accepté parce qu’ils souhaitaient qu’elle fasse quelque chose d’autre et à cause de ça, ils ont rompu presque tous les liens entre eux. C’est quelque chose de très commun dans les familles asiatiques : quand l’enfant ne respecte pas ce que le parent souhaite, très souvent, une grosse dispute s’ensuit et les liens se tendent.

Représentation/diversité : personnage principal japonais-américain, personnages secondaires japonais, couple secondaire wlw, autrice japonaise-américaine, #ownvoice
Trigger/content warnings : mention des camps d’internement de japonais aux usa

dariamerr's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5⭐
I don’t have a lot of thoughts on this book since it was mostly just a feel-good book. I really enjoyed Kimi’s character and the whole theme of living life outside your head and experiencing things, even though those things might open you up to heartbreak or disappointment. I also loved seeing Japan through her eyes and I really want to visit it someday. Well, I want to visit a lot of places. The family aspect was beautiful and I love her grandparents.

The ‘discovering her passion’ was interesting at times but seemed pointless as well. It was obvious what was going to happen. The romance was cute, I can’t deny, but I feel like Akira was a two-dimensional character. He didn’t really exist outside his relationship with Kimi and one passion he was given. But he was really sweet, so it might be forgotten. I have mixed feeling about the ending. It was too sweet, but realistic enough. Like, made sense but there’s too much honey. I don’t know.

On the whole, cute, feel-good book. And I need one of those once in a while.