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“Readers won’t just want to go to Japan by the end of this memoir—they’ll want to go with Inzer.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“A sweet and funny book that will entice those with an interest in Japan, as well as fans of Lucy Knisley’s Relish: My Life in the Kitchen.”
School Library Journal

“[Diary of a Tokyo Teen] is wonderful! A fascinating mixture of travelogue, family and self-discovery done in a unique and entertaining way.”
Jeff Smith, author of the Bone series

“Christine’s Japan travelogue reaches back to your own young travels and transports you alongside her to the wonderful bliss of that era of discovery and adventure. Full of good food and hilarious observations, Christine tells her story with the wit and pen of someone well beyond her years, while still capturing what it is to be sixteen and checking out cute boys on the subway.”
Lucy Knisley, author of French Milk

“I laughed out loud! The art is great, and the observations very smart. This is the perfect book for anyone visiting Japan for the first time.”
Hiroko Yoda, co-author of Ninja Attack! True Tales of Assassins, Samurai, and Outlaws

“A charming and impressive debut. Christine Inzer is one to watch.”
Hope Larson, author of Mercury

“A humorous and engaging first book by a talented young writer/artist with a bright future.”
Robert Whiting, author of You Gotta Have Wa

“Sweet, funny, and filled with great details, Halfway Home is both an informative and personal look at Japan—one that makes me long to return!”
Kate T. Williamson, author of A Year in Japan

“In this beautifully illustrated memoir, Christine Inzer takes us to Japan for an unforgettable summer vacation. Along the way, she gets attacked by hungry deer, eats very un-French crepes, and finds salvation … in the form of a vending machine. Like Japan itself, [Diary of a Tokyo Teen] is mouth-watering, funny, and moving.”
Matthew Amster-Burton, author of Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo

“As someone with kids who are half-American and half-Japanese, it was particularly interesting for me to see the point of view of a rediscovering and discovering of this country.”
Brian Ashcraft, author of Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential and Senior Contributing Editor for video game site Kotaku

“A charming and amusing account of a summer spent in Japan by a teenager reconnecting with her Japanese family roots. This short and sweet comic had me laughing out loud within the first few pages. Impressively humorous and insightful, especially for a writer so young, I really enjoyed this delightful read. Christine Inzer is a comic artist that is going to be big if she keeps this up.”
Sam Baldwin, author of For Fukui’s Sake: Two years in rural Japan