Having lived out an uneventful seventeen years of her life in a small town, Izumi Tanaka is perfectly mindful of all the ways in which her family is different from those of her classmates. However, all that is a set to change. One day, Izumi discovers a pivotal clue to the identity of her missing father, who happens to be the Crown Prince of Japan!
Her humdrum life becomes happening all of a sudden as she travels abroad to meet the father she never knew. She is also excited about discovering the country she never thought she would. What Izzy does not know, however, is that being a princess is not about wearing fancy gowns and glittering tiaras. You need to deal with crafty cousins, a vexatious press, a scowling bodyguard who might still turn out to be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition, customs and culture to learn almost overnight.
As the challenges that come with her newfound status dawn on her, Izumi must now reconcile two versions of herself – back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she is required to prove that she is “Japanese” enough. Will she crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she see the challenges out to have her own happily-ever-after ending? That is what Emiko Jean’s Tokyo Ever After is all about.
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Published: June 2021
Number of Pages: 336
Author: Emiko Jean
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books