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Tellulah Darling

Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

Utterly charmed by this teen's diary

Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes - Christine Mari Inzer

This graphic novel is totally charming! It’s a super fast read about Inzer going to Tokyo at 16 to reconnect with her family and heritage. I found her travelogue to be delightful, especially since I’d been to most of the places she describes. Wow, do I miss Japan.

 

Beyond that though, Diary reminded me of what it was like being a teenager and traveling in a culture that is familiar and yet not. She perfectly captured my memory of being somewhere (Italy, in my case) and thinking all the other teens were impossibly cool, while I was super awkward and everyone could see how I was faking any semblance of maturity or having a clue.

 

I really enjoyed seeing Japan through her eyes. If you love Japan, or even just want a fresh, fun glimpse into Japanese culture, pick this up.