Warning: Contains family expectations, delightful banter, great romantic tension, skating (all kinds!), Korean pastries, and all the feels.
Fifteen-year-old, biracial figure skater Olivia Kennedy’s Olympic dreams have ended. She’s bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of an athlete… until Jonah Choi starts training at her family’s struggling rink. Jonah’s driven, talented, going for the Olympics in speed skating, completely annoying… and totally gorgeous. Between teasing Jonah, helping her best friend try out for roller derby, figuring out life as a normal teen and keeping the family business running, Olivia’s got her hands full. But will rivalry bring her closer to Jonah, or drive them apart?
Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura is a charming multicultural romance perfect for the many fans of Jenny Han and Rainbow Rowell.
About the Author:
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.
This is a teenage love-story of an aspiring athlete, Olivia who is waiting for her dreams to come true. Struck by the misery of her fate and insurmountable weight of shattered dreams, she gave up on her love for skating. Eventually, Jonah enters into her life and everything changes. The way Jonah motivates her to not give up on her dreams was so flattering. The way their love story draws upon Olivia’s life showing the power of love and how she needed it the most is worth reading. I strongly recommend it to the readers of YA and Romantic-comedies.
Giveaway of Every Reason We Shouldn’t:
Prize: Win 1 of 3 copies of EVERY REASON WE SHOULDN’T by Sara Fujimura (US Only)
Starts: 27th May 2020
Ends: 10th June 2020