About: Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari Inzer spent her early years in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2003. The summer before she turned sixteen, she returned to Tokyo, making a solo journey to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through illustrations, photos, and musings, Inzer documented her journey. In Diary of a Tokyo Teen, Inzer explores the cutting-edge fashions of Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku district, eats the best sushi of her life at the renowned Tsukiji fish market, and hunts down geisha in the ancient city of Kyoto. As she shares the trials and pleasures of travel from one end of a trip to the other, Inzer introduces the host of interesting characters she meets and offers a unique — and often hilarious — look at a fascinating country and an engaging tale of one girl rediscovering her roots
Anna’s Thoughts: Christine is hilarious and her illustrations are precious. I love her strong connection to family and how she can laugh at herself. This book gives a lot of fun information about Japan along with her personal experiences. The pictures of the food (real Ramen) made me super hungry so be prepared for that if you like Japanese food! This was a quick, fun read and I recommend it for anyone to enjoy.