Release date: May 11
What it's about: Kuhn's follow-up to I Love You So Mochi stays on the theme of celebrating Japanese culture and further discovering family, all while the main character falls in love with an absolutely adorable boy. Here, our story focuses on Rika, a biracial (Japanese and white) girl with anger issues who never feels like she fits in, even (especially!) in her family. When a secret about her mother, who supposedly died giving birth to her, is cracked wide open, Rika is determined to track down the truth — and thankfully, she has the perfect partner in crime in Henry Chen, an actor whose star is on the rise, muscles are on point, and wide-open heart is exactly what she needs. This sophomore YA is a love letter not just to romance but to Los Angeles, the Asian community, and biracial kids everywhere.
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