I’d like to say that I’m interested in reading This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura, but to be completely honest it doesn’t seem like this book is really something I’d be interested in reading. It definitely seems like a great book to have out there, but I don’t find contemporaries all that interesting. I’m not even a fan of historical fiction and though I know this isn’t quite that, it definitely delves into it a bit with the characters’ family history.
Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.
What are your thoughts on This Time Will Be Different? Do you have any desire to read this one or do you think it might be a book you’d pass up? What do you think about the never quit aspect? Let me know in the comments! And happy reading!