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(3) YA Seventeen-year-old Kiko Himura struggles to overcome crippling self-doubt and social anxiety in this intense, emotional book. A talented visual artist, Kiko sketches and paints as a way of working through her complex relationship with her narcissistic mother, who consistently belittles Kiko's half-Japanese heritage and undermines her every step toward independence. A satisfying, ultimately uplifting read about self-acceptance and the healing powers of making art.


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