This Time Will Be Different

ISBN-10: 006247345X
ISBN-13: 9780062473455
Author: Sugiura, Misa
Interest Level: 8-12
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: June 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 416

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Interest Level

Grades 8-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL770L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 13.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism *

A richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history, this smartly drawn coming-of-age novel weaves riveting family drama, surprising humor, and delightful romance into a story that will draw you in from the very first page. 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 wan
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