May 27 2020

Blog Tour & Review: Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Favorite Quotes, Review / Leave a Comment



Every Reason We Shouldn’t (Every Reason We Shouldn’t #1)

by Sara Fujimura
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: March 3rd 2020

Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Sports, Fiction, Teen, Cultural
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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.

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Favorite Quotes

This school is enormous. I need GPS to get around it.

Pretty soon all we’re going to have at Ice Dreams are the baby skaters and the Red Hat Society Ladies who do Zumba on Tuesday mornings in the barre area.

I know you’re lonely, son, but we’re here to train, not to find you a girlfriend. Focus.

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.



Review of Every Reason We Shouldn’t

Review (4 Stars):  This was such a sweet story and I loved meeting Olivia and Jonah.  Jonah was training to be a speed skater and Olivia had given up on her dreams to be a figure skater.  Meeting Jonah put Olivia’s dreams in perspective and I loved how he pushed her not to give up on her dreams for the future.  This was a charming story of finding love and what you truly wanted to achieve in life and I loved every minute of it.  Definitely one I will read again.

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