Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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Starfish Read Online Free - Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.

But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back. And now that she is finally free to be her own person outside the constricting walls of her home life, Kiko learns life-changing truths about herself, her past, and how to be brave.

Title : Starfish
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ISBN : 1481487728
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Cait (Paper Fury) rated it ★★★★☆

October 27, 2017

This was brutally BRILLIANT. I have...I have feelings. So many. At least more than 2 which is intense. It was sweet and it was super super sad and had an incredible ending and, ok. Wow. + It has the BEST representation of social anxiety I've ever read. It literally just read my mind and...

destiny rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2017

But some people are just starfish - they need everyone to fill the roles that they assign. Kiko's story is so tough to read at points - not only due to her childhood trauma, but also due to her struggles as a biracial young woman in a rural town. Her father is Japanese and her mother is white, and...

Elise rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 31, 2017

So as the mistake that I am, I completely thought this would be a five-star read. Which makes this... officially my Biggest Disappointment of 2017. And yeah, astronomically high expectations always lead to tragedy, but I think I would’ve disliked this book no matter what. Because guys, I’m going...

sana rated it ★★★★★

January 30, 2018

I'm so grateful to have read Kiko's story because it is so meaningful, beautiful, moving and inspiring, but most of all, it doesn't shy away from the ugliness and horrors of what people like Kiko face, which makes it so real. I've experienced 20 different emotions and I'm pretty sure I need a hea...

may ➹ rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

Okay, so I absolutely LOVED this book. I love it so much it hurts. I want to scream because my emotions are all over the place and why are authors allowed to do this to people. So this review is going to be messy, but I’ll attempt to make it organized. First of all, ASIAN MAIN CHARACTER ASIAN MAIN...

kat ♥ rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2018

WOW, just wow this book really surprised me with how good it is, seriously if you haven’t read this yet pick it up and read it now because you won’t be disappointed. It was so incredibly beautiful that I’m just sat here a little stumped trying to figure out what I want to write? Theres a chance t...

ilsa ➹ rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

Hi. I read this book and I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START??? Starfish was so I incredibly beautiful. It's just that book WHERE YOU CAN'T EVEN. Words do not suffice at this point. What's the point of writing a review WHEN YOU CAN JUST READ THIS BOOK? I will try and fail, to review this book (but om...

maymay ☕ rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2017

Let’s all just pretend I came up with some good, clean, coherent introduction that summarizes my thoughts on this book bc we all know that im not capable of doing that So instead we list Anxiety - This was amazing - This was fantastic - This was so real I was just screaming for hours on end - Idk ho...

Korrina rated it ★★★★★

December 26, 2017

Really beautiful and heartbreaking story. I thought the anxiety rep was really great. Be warned - this story is brutal and hard to read at times. There’s a lot of heavy subject matter (most prominently child abuse and sexual abuse). But if you’re okay with reading about those topics, I definitely...

✨ jamieson ✨ rated it ★★★★☆

January 01, 2018

"But some people are just starfish. They need everyone to fill the roles they assign FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED this is genuinely one of the most woefully underrated books I've ever read. I literally feel stressed about how few reviews this book has, because it's beyond incredible Akemi Dawn Bowman...

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