My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.
I am barely 50 pages into this book, and I hate it. The Japanese fetishism is so, so gross and it's everywhere.
I'm going to finish reading it to see if it gets better. I'm fully expecting the bi-erasure one character is espousing to be corrected by the end of the novel (if it's not, even grosser), but I do not think the fetishism is ever going to be addressed, which makes me really sad.
I really wanted to like this book. It has gay teens exploring their sexuality. It is inclusive of people of color. It should be great, but the treatment of Kimiko so far has been incredibly disappointing.