This Time Will Be Different

  • Type: Books
  • By: Misa Sugiura
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Lynn H.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062473448
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You get to decide how your family history informs your future.

Teenager CJ lives with her driven, executive mother and romantic laid-back aunt in Silicon Valley.  Feeling that she can't live up to her mother's sky high expectations, CJ discovers her talent for arranging flowers at the family-owned florist shop run by her aunt. Her aunt takes pride in the history of the shop, which CJ's grandfather struggled to repurchase after being forced to relinquish it and serve time in a Japanese internment camp during WWII.  CJ's mother, who views the shop as a failing business with no future, is determined to sell.  With whom will CJ side?  Is she brave enough to take a path forward that goes against family wishes?