Seven Days of You

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Seven Days of You
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Release Date
March 07, 2017
ISBN
978-0316391115
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Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything. Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?

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SEVEN DAYS OF YOU is an adorable contemporary that follows Sophia as she spends her last week in Tokyo. She fills the days hanging out with friends and questioning the feelings she has for two very different boys.

What worked for me

If anyone knows me they know how much I love foreign things. TV shows, movies, music, books, etc. so when I heard about this book I knew that I had to get my hands on it. Vinesse does an amazing job really bringing this story and setting to life. Not only did I feel like I was in Tokyo but I felt such a connection to Sophia. I really felt how she felt throughout this book. She was a young girl who wanted so much to feel like people needed her. That she wasn’t a burden they would forget. That’s what connected me to her the most. Word of warning, do not read this book on an empty stomach! Every time they described food I wanted to hop on a plane to Japan and eat my way through the city.


One of the other things I really enjoyed was Sophia and her mother’s relationship. She wasn’t afraid to talk to her mom or tell her mom what she had planned. I really enjoyed reading a book where there was that feeling of trust between mother and daughter. They enjoyed spending time together. Watching Sophia really grow throughout this book was one of the reasons I liked it so much. Sophia begins this story holding on to this idea in her head of the relationships she has. It’s not until we get to the end of the book that Sophia kind of built up these people in her mind and that not everyone is perfect or not going to make mistakes. The people who still matter will show up. One thing I am always a sucker for is female friendships. Seeing Sophia, Caroline, and Mika’s friendships evolve and grow was extremely beautiful.


I really enjoyed that this story emphasized the fact that nothing lasts forever. The future between Jamie and Sophia is uncertain, like most things in life. It drives home the point that things can change quickly and not always in the way you think they can. Sophia appreciates her friends and the family that have always been there for her. Throughout the novel, you get this really idealisticness of Sophia. She believes things are always better than they seem, but she’s also a realist. So by the end of the novel, Sophia has realized that you can’t take anything for granted.


What left me wanting more

I think the ending, at least for me, was very lackluster. I wish we could have gotten an update. Just to see how Jamie and Sophia, Mika and Caroline were doing. I would have liked to check up on them. Although the ending was kind of bittersweet. It’s a will they won’t they moment and despite wanting it all wrapped in a nice pretty bow, I think people who are fans of a little more realistic ending will love this one.

Overall this novel captures what it’s like to be a teenager, and how lonely that is at times. Cecilia does a wonderful job of capturing this setting so beautifully and invoking dreamy feelings. This is a book I highly recommend to those who love Stephanie Perkins. SEVEN DAYS OF YOU really delivers a beautiful and moving romance story that will have you unable to put down.
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"Seven Days of You" follows Sophia during her last week in Tokyo, where she has lived for the last four years while her mother was on sabbatical from Rutgers (which ends just in time for her senior year of high school). Sophia is particularly upset because her last seven days are the first seven days that Jamie is returning to Tokyo after going to a boarding school in the US for three years. We quickly learn that Sophia and Jamie were close before he left and then had a bad fight right before he left which neither of them has really gotten over. In part, the fight was because Sophia (or Sofa as she has been nicknamed) had a crush on David- which she still does.

Sophia learns a lot of hard truths about her parents, her sister, and her friends during the last week she spends in Tokyo. It's a difficult time for her mainly because she has to leave her friends and the world she knows for New Jersey- the events that happen during the week just compound the difficulty. The book only covers those seven days- but they are a set of days in which Sophia will have to do a lot of growing up. Sophia was, at times, hard to like- she's selfish, oblivious, and easily lashes out at everyone around her. Jamie is quite the opposite, easy to like and sweet through and through. David was even more selfish than Sophia, and clearly has some bigger issues to work through. I felt pretty badly for Caroline, as the group is not terribly kind to her, though there are some revelations there. Mika was a fun character- outgoing, unique, and in the center of it all.

Overall, I really enjoyed it and read it in basically one sitting. Sophia really grew during the book, and it draws you through her memories and current revelations in a really fascinating way. As a note, there is a lot of underage alcohol use, mentions of sexual activity, and a lot of really poor parenting (parents who aren't around and all the high school student parents let them go out and stay out all night). I almost think a college setting might have fit better, as I found some of this hard to believe, but it was an interesting perspective nonetheless. As a warning, the end is a little open/not closed book, and I find myself very much hoping for a sequel, but an epilogue would have been nice (this story is not all wrapped up in a bow). I don't want to say much, it isn't a cliffhanger, but it doesn't have a sense of finality.

I really enjoyed this book and found it really unique and fascinating! I would recommend it for an older audience (older teens/adults) mainly due to some heavier issues/themes. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
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