Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Published by: Black & White Publishing
Publication date: April 5, 2018
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
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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.I’ve never read a book like this before. This has been one of the most breathtaking story I ever read where I could relate to almost everything the characters have experienced, especially Kiko. (Check full review here)
So, today I made an aesthetic for Starfish. If you have read this book, come and chat with me! I’ll be happy to talk my personal experience with this book with you!