I went into “Seven Days of You” a little skeptical. The reason being, I thought it was going to be very insta-lovey and melodramatic book. But Vinesse did a great job of writing a very grounded and realistic story that could absolutely happen at this point in someone’s life.
The writing in this book is beautiful and really captures the things being discussed in this book. The way that Vinesse balances how Sophia is dealing with her departure from Tokyo and her new relationship is beautiful and leaves the reader satisfied with how they are handled. Even within the span of seven days I think that the relationship between Jamie and Sophia is not rushed and felt very natural. But it did help that they knew each other before this week.
I also think that it is important to recognize that this book is a lovely coming of age story. Sophia is realizing that fighting so hard for people that don't deserve her love may not be worth it. She is learning to re-evaluate who is really worth her time and effort and who it may be time to let go of.
Overall, this book is a well-paced romance and inspiring coming of age story. I believe “Seven Days of You” will appeal to a lot of people.
Book in a Pinch: Jamie has a week to say goodbye to everything she knows in Tokyo. When Jamie arrives everything changes.
Go Into This One Knowing: Some of the relationships in this book are a little complex and hard to understand at times.
Anna and the French Kiss meets Before Sunrise in this smart and swoony debut.
Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven Days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she's harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days....Until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.
Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?