I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

I Love You So Mochi

Kimi Nakamura loves a good fashion statement. She's obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel brave, fabulous, and like the Ultimate versions of themselves. But her mother sees this as a distraction from working on her portfolio paintings for the prestigious fine art academy where she's been accepted for college. So when a surprise letter comes in the mail from Kimi's estrang...

Details I Love You So Mochi

TitleI Love You So Mochi
Release DateMay 28th, 2019
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Fiction, Young Adult Contemporary

Reviews I Love You So Mochi

  • Emma
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 2.75 starsFull review hereThis book just wasn’t for me. I appreciated the descriptions of Kyoto and all that there is to see and do there. They were all very good. They were probably one of the things I liked most in this book, alongside the development of a deep relationship between Kimi and her grandparents. My main issue with this novel is that...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...The BuzzI Love You So Mochi has been flying around the Asian book blogger blogs. It caught my eye due to the title, based on a Japanese confectionery made from pounded rice and molded around a yummy filling. My favorite are ice cream mochi... I was dying to see how they were incorporated into the story.The PremiseKimi Nakamura has been practicing her art since she was a child at the knee of her w...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Rating: 4.5 StarsHer mother's dream was for Kimi to become the next great Asian American artist. The only problem was it was not HER dream. While standing at a crossroads in her life, Kimi received a plane ticket and an invitation to visit her estranged grandparents in Japan. She saw this as the perfect escape from her mother's crushing disappointment, but it was exactly what she needed to find her passion.I swear, I didn't stop grinning for hour...
  • Rachel Strolle
    wow wow wow what a stunningly perfect contemporary and honestly exactly what i needed after a day of being sick
  • Rodoreads
    I'm soft, giddy and grinning like an idiot. What a cute book. Starting from the title, to the cover, to the story! So adorable. Sometimes reality intrudes on what we want. That’s just the way it is. Kimi had her life perfectly planned. Or you can say her mother did. She just wanted her mom to be happy and pretty much followed everything she said to see her smile. Until she couldn't anymore. Until she just became a blank canvas with no idea wh...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    (free review copy) SO SWEET!!! And inspiring. The setting, the story, the romance, the food, the friends, the family dynamics - ALL OF IT.
  • Kaitlyn
    OH this is CUTE CUTE
  • Ashley
    This is probs like 2.5 stars from me*I feel like this entire review has spoiler-y content, so if you don't want to know anything besides how I felt, here you go:Not-believable romance, weird parental expectation that didn't seem believable, super fun fashion design mc swoon-worthy descriptions of Kyoto and very cute grandparent relationship scenes. *I'm kind of sad I couldn't get behind the main conflict in this book. There were so many precious ...
  • Kay Wisteria
    Many thanks to Scholastic for giving me a free ARC at YallwestI don't even have the words to describe the absolute cuteness overload that was this book!!! I mean, first of all, just look at that gorgeous cover! With the cherry blossoms, and the drawn characters, and the adorable handwritten look of the cover...I just knew that I would be in for a treat, and I absolutely was!I Love You So Mochi is about Kimi, a second generation Japanese-American ...
  • chloe ❀
    oh my god i loved this so mochi. review to come!
  • michelle (magicalreads)
    3.5 starsread on my blog**I received an ARC from Miss Print's ARC Adoption Program.**I Love You So Mochi was definitely one of my most anticipated reads of 2019! I adored Sarah Kuhn's Heroine Worship series (definitely recommend!), so I was so excited for her young-adult debut. This book was the cute, soft romance that I didn't know I needed.I loved the main character, Kimi. She's such a go-getter; she knows what she wants and she does what she c...
  • Sachi Argabright
    I LOVE YOU SO MOCHI tells the story of Kimi Nakamura, a Japanese American high schooler who is passionate about designing clothes despite her mother’s disapproval. After an explosive fight with her mother, Kimi receives a letter and plane ticket from her mysterious Japanese grandparents and takes them up on their offer to visit over Spring Break. After meeting and staying with her grandparents for the first time, Kimi is learns more about her f...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ACR from Edelweiss PlusI would have love this in high school, but just felt more YA. Getting YA books for middle school is tough-- sometimes the details of high school are ones they want, some times they aren't. I've had a lot of students with this last name, so I was hoping this would be a good fit. Definitely would purchase for high school, though.
  • Laura Gardner
    Thanks to @scholasticinc and @sarahkuhnbooks for the free book to share with #kidlitexchange. This book is out 5/28/19!.~~5/5 for I LOVE YOU SO MOCHI, which I loved so so mochi! Here's what I adored:* Kimi!, a smart, funny heroine who is confident in her funky fashion choices* a super fun rom-com vibe and a swoon-worthy nerdy love interest, Akira* Kimi's burgeoning relationship with her formerly estranged grandparents (her grandpa is SO CUTE with...
  • McKinlay Dennis
    *I was sent this ARC from the publisher, Scholastic. This does not affect my review.*This book was so incredibly happy making! I loved literally every relationship in this. From Kimi's relationship with her parents and friends at home, to the relationships she forms with her grandparents and Akira in Japan. I don't know how Sarah Kuhn managed to flesh them all out so well in just 308 pages but my goodness, she did!This book is all about Kimi figu...
  • Afoma Umesi
    The best thing about this novel for me was JAPAN! Kuhn does a marvelous job of making Kyoto come alive; the cherry blossoms, the tanukis, and oh, the FOOD. If you enjoy Japanese cuisine, this book will make your mouth water. One of my favorite food scenes was Kimi’s visit to the McDonalds in Kyoto! I love reading about the small and large differences in franchises across continents.Kimi is also an interesting protagonist: creative, sweet, awkwa...
  • Sam
    I really enjoyed this book. It’s not only a love story but a self discovery story as well.
  • Priyasha
    ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (Thank you, Publisher!!) Well to begin with the book ,I Love You So Mochi. I just loved the cover of the book and hence requested the book . Glad that I read this . It was delicious like a Mochi and I devoured it all at once . Mochi is a type of Japanese confectionary made from pounded pasty rice and molded into shape.The book was a sweet Young Adult Contemporary with...
  • Dani Amaya
    Spoiler-Free Review: So I'm a little torn on this one and here's why: the book is good. Like, really good. It's written very well and is very impacting on someone who isn't me. SO while I enjoyed it at about 3 stars, in reality it's a 4 star kind of book. Make sense? No? Anyways, moving on... There is a lot to this book, but it boils down to three things: connecting with family, letting your past help find your future, and the simple joy of h...
  • Kate Waggoner
    @KidLitExchange #partnerThank you to the @KidLitExchange network and the publisher for the advance copy of I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn. All opinions are my own. I Love You So Mochi is a cute contemporary YA novel about family, friendship, first love, and self-discovery. Kimi loves turning scraps and random clothing pieces she finds at thrift shops into what she calls Kimi Originals. Her mother however disapproves and feels that spending tim...
  • Kimberly
    Thank you @kidlitexchange @scholasticinc and @sarahkuhnbooks for the free review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I Love You So Mochi releases 5.28.19! This was such a fun, YA contemporary. Kimi Nakamura is torn between finding her one true passion in life. Her mother has sacrificed a lot and is pushing Kimi to apply to a prestigious art academy. She doesn’t want to disappoint anyone, but she keeps drawing a blank when it comes to pa...
  • Nicole Hewitt
    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction AddictionThis is the type of book that puts a smile on your face and makes you feel like all is right with the universe. The book is set (mostly) in Kyoto, Japan, and Kuhn does a fabulous job of making us feel like we’re right there with Kimi. There are so many cultural details that ground us in a sense of setting, and it’s easy to understand Kimi’s mixed feelings of blend...