Cover Crush: I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn has the most lovely cover! I mean as soon as I saw this last week on @IreadYA I just knew I would be immediately creating a cover crush post for it! This cover is just beautiful, with the cherry blossoms and the illustration. Just is purely perfect. I love it and I can’t wait to read more about this fashionista who finds beauty everywhere around her when she visits Kyoto. Sarah also mentions it is very food centered and I am here for that! So excited for this wonderful storyline and I just can’t wait to read it myself! I Love You So Mochi is releasing next summer, on May 28th, which sounds perfect for this contemporary read, but be sure to add it to your TBR now!
I Love You So Mochiby Sarah Kuhn
Published by: Scholastic Press
on May 28, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
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 estranged grandparents, inviting her to Kyoto for spring break, she seizes the opportunity to get away from the disaster of her life.
When she arrives in Japan, she loses herself in Kyoto's outdoor markets, art installations, and cherry blossom festival--and meets Akira, a cute med student who moonlights as a costumed mochi mascot. What begins as a trip to escape her problems quickly becomes a way for Kimi to learn more about the mother she left behind, and to figure out where her own heart lies.