I am very quite excited to be part of the Starfish blog tour! Due to formatting issues, I wasn’t able to read the ARC, but I’m buying it as soon as I can, because it sounds like an amazing book. I mean, just look at that GORGEOUS cover.
I am also hosting an international giveaway for a signed + personalised copy of Starfish!
It’s very important that you all know about this book so here we go.Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Published by Simon Pulse on September 26th 2017
Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.
But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back. And now that she is finally free to be her own person outside the constricting walls of her home life, Kiko learns life-changing truths about herself, her past, and how to be brave.
From debut author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes a luminous, heartbreaking story of identity, family, and the beauty that emerges when we embrace our true selves.
The book has been getting raving reviews already — I am linking to two reviews, Aila’s and May’s. It sounds like it handles a lot of deep and important topics while absolutely nailing the diversity representation, so I can’t wait to pick this one up myself. It sounds absolutely beautiful. You can add it to your Goodreads shelves, or buy it on Amazon or The Book Depository.
As promised, here is our international giveaway. Good luck! ♥