Mika in Real Life
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Maybe that was the key to parenting: you couldn't keep your children from getting hurt, but you could give them a soft place to land. Mika In Real Life is a poignant and compelling exploration of identity, love, and what it means to be a mother.
Payments made using National Book Tokens are processed by National Book Tokens Ltd, and you can read their Terms and Conditions here. It’s a nice way to bring them all together as a family, especially after Penny’s adoptive mother died years before the book starts, but I still think the same result could have been achieved without the slightly underdeveloped romance. The forthcoming book from 'We Are Not Like Them' authors Jo Piazza and Christine Pride asks the question: Who gets to make the choice to be a mom? E posibil ca relația pe care eu am avut-o cu părinții să influențeze părerea mea dar chiar și așa mi se pare o lectură tare frumoasă.A refreshing and spot-on depiction of Japanese Americans exploring their heritage, with appeal far beyond female Asian readers. There is so much to reflect on in this book, although the topics are explored in authentic and unpretentious ways.
I think it’s in the same camp as when people are like, “Oh, he’s just like his father,” or “She’s just like her mother. Throughout the course of the book she learns how to accept that all of her expectations might not be met, especially when it comes to her relationship with her mother. I also really like how the author keep slipping Mika's past in between of her vulnerability in certain times in the book, it felt so relatable you know? Only a few pages later, we get the tantalising information that Mika will be back in that hospital with that same person, sixteen years later, but how and why is held back from us very cleverly for most of the book (I kept thinking I’d guessed, and I was wrong every time).
KT: Mika is wonderful and talented, but she still carries around the feeling that she’s not good enough. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). She has a ride-or-die best friend, Hana, who she lives with, but their home is not tidy or cozy thanks to Hana’s late-night QVC binges.
Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. But I think what it means overall is there are things that we put in the water, and we don’t know where they’ll end up. She's 35, just got laid off, lives with her best friend in a messy house, and doesn't get along well with her parents.
There’s nothing that I love more than a good redemption story and Mika might just be making my dreams come true! Those dialogues, random flashbacks in between and the cute awkward gestures (love the interactions between Mika and Thomas)— it balances the story’s rhythm and its development. there are a fair few, which could have been messy, but i think everything is handled with care and honesty and is exactly what make this story so heartwarming. The effects it has on the child - not feeling that they know their history, and on the parents - the disappointment they feel knowing that they are unable to fully provide that. There were many gems in this book, especially the layered characters, and I highly recommend Mika in Real Life.