Faking Reality Tour – Review & Giveaway

About the Book



Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Teen (July 13, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250204100
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250204103

My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Some Kind of Wonderful meets Kara McDowell’s Just for Clicks with diverse characters, perfect for readers looking for feel-good YA romance and those who like “clean teen” reads

Dakota McDonald swore after “The Great Homecoming Disaster” that she’d never allow her romantic life to be a plot line in her parents’ HGTV show again. But when the restaurant run by the family of her best friend (and secret crush), Leo, is on the line, Dakota might end up eating her own words.

Leo Matsuda dreams of escaping his small town Arizona life and the suffocating demands of working in his family’s restaurant, but the closer he gets to his goal—thanks to the help of his best friend (and secret crush) Dakota—the more reasons there are for him to stay.


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Praise for Every Reason We Shouldn’t


“A rich, emotionally layered story…..Wonderful.” ―NPR

“This book is like a warm hug filled with all the things I love. I started smiling from page one and couldn’t put it down.” ―Courtney Milan

“Whether your first ice skating romance was The Cutting Edge or Yuri!!! On Ice, you will absolutely love this book. Full of complicated family relationships, sparkling friendships, and a completely delicious romance, Every Reason We Shouldn’t is an uplifting love song to everyone who’s ever lost their way, and then had the courage to find it again.” ―Lindsay Ribar, author of Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

“Sure to take the gold.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will enjoy the well-developed characters, witty dialogue, and cringe-worthy romantic fumbles right through to the awfully neat, but very happy ending.” ―School Library Connection

“Compelling… an obvious choice for fans of classic love stories that play out on the ice, but also for readers looking for a nuanced story of self-discovery.” ―Booklist

Review

Ok, my HGTV loving self found this book to have such a cute and unique plot. I mean, it’s one thing to have a story surrounding a reality tv show, but make it HGTV and I’m there! It was a cute and fluffy romance too, which honestly my brain needs right now.

This is one of those books that you can pick up and just enjoy reading. I always want to say that books like these are ones you can read without thinking too much, but I don’t want that to sound bad haha! It’s just a book that I can read for fun and not feel as if I have to go out and change the world when I’m done (I guess THAT’s a better way of putting it!).

I found this book to be one that I read very quickly because it was a story (and romance) I was really intrigued by! And I feel as if the characters were a bit more fleshed out than you typically see in a romance, so I really appreciated that as well!

About the Author

Photo Content from Sara Fujimura

SARA FUJIMURA is an award-winning young adult author and creative writing teacher. She is the American half of her Japanese-American family, and has written about Japanese culture and raising bicultural children for such magazines as Appleseeds, Learning Through History, East West, and Mothering, as well as travel-related articles for To Japan With Love. Her self-published young adult novels include Tanabata Wish and Breathe. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and children.

Tour Schedule

WEEK ONE
JULY 12th MONDAY Twirling Book Princess EXCERPT
JULY 13th TUESDAY Kait Plus Books INTERVIEW 
JULY 14th WEDNESDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
JULY 14th WEDNESDAY Living in a Bookworld EXCERPT
JULY 15th THURSDAY Movies, Shows, & Books EXCERPT
JULY 16th FRIDAY TTC Books and More REVIEW
JULY 16th FRIDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW & INTERVIEW 

WEEK TWO
JULY 19th MONDAY We Live and Breathe Books REVIEW
JULY 20th TUESDAY Book Briefs REVIEW
JULY 21st WEDNESDAY I Heart Fictional People REVIEW
JULY 21st WEDNESDAY #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog REVIEW
JULY 22nd THURSDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW
JULY 23rd FRIDAY Casia’s Corner REVIEW
JULY 23rd FRIDAY Thindbooks Blog REVIEW

Giveaway

5 Winners will receive a Copy of FAKING REALITY by Sara Fujimura.
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

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