Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

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Title: Harmless Like You

Author: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Pub Date: August 11th, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Harmless Like You is a beautiful novel of loneliness, sadness, identity, and love. It follows Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl living in New York in late 1960s and her son Jay in a present day, who is forced to face his mother who abandoned him when he was a kid. We meet Yuki when she’s seventeen, girl without friends, looking for love and acceptance, longing to be seen. Her father distastes New York and is waiting for a day when they all can come back to Tokyo. When this day come Yuki convinces her parents to let her stay in NYC and live with her newly met best friend. She stays. Continue reading