It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret  by Misa Sugiura

I found myself very surprised I was picking this book up, as it is a romance and I am not a huge fan of romances. But I saw it on Epicreads and it reminded me a lot of Saving Hamlet, which is one of my new favorite books. It’s Not Like It’s A Secret by Misa Sugiura is about Sana and her move to California, as well as some other things that she doesn’t want to think about, like her feelings about her old best friend Trish. Sana is excited to be in a place that is much more diverse, she was one of three Asian students at her school in Wisconsin, and she is hoping to find a crowd that she can fit in with in California. Sana also has a lot of secrets that she is hoping will go away, like the text messages her Dad gets from a women or her feelings about her new friend Jamie. One thing that I really like about this book is the way that it has other languages spoken in it, but Sana explains what was said in her reply or in her mind, so that readers who don’t speak the language can still understand what is being said without there needing to be translation. This book also does a great job of discussing the issue of the model minority, how since the stereotypes about Asian people are seen as positive they are accepted, but this makes it so that Asian people view other races, like Latino and Black people the same ways that White people view Latino and Black people. This book also shows the different mindsets that develop from different cultures and its effects on everyday life. I enjoyed reading this book but got bored a little during the relationship issues. But that is just because I don’t really enjoy romance novels. Overall this was a fun read and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance stories.

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