Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Seven Days of You

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 f...

Title:Seven Days of You
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ISBN:0316391115
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages

Seven Days of You Reviews

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Sep 14, 2016

    Seven Days of You is a cute contemporary about moving away. I loved the Japanese setting and all the culture in the book. I did find the main character to be annoying, but I still really enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

    This book has a really intriguing concept! Basically, it tells the story of a girl who has seven days left before she leaves Tokyo. When an old friend moves to Japan just as she is about to leave, their relationship develops at the most inconvenient time. I found this idea

    Seven Days of You is a cute contemporary about moving away. I loved the Japanese setting and all the culture in the book. I did find the main character to be annoying, but I still really enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

    This book has a really intriguing concept! Basically, it tells the story of a girl who has seven days left before she leaves Tokyo. When an old friend moves to Japan just as she is about to leave, their relationship develops at the most inconvenient time. I found this idea to be so sweet, as Jamie and Sophia try to spend as much time as possible together before Sophia has to go. Her departure is so much harder because she is moving to a different continent, so there is more to lose. There is so much drama and fluff in Seven Days of You, which created a nice balance and made this book so enjoyable.

    I absolutely adored the Japanese setting in Seven Days of You! Japan has always been somewhere I want to visit, and I feel like Cecilia Vinesse did a nice job transporting the reader there. The descriptions of the attractions and the food seemed so real and made me want to go to Tokyo even more. I haven’t read too many books set in Japan, and I would definitely like to see more of them.

    One of my only issues with this book was the main character. Sophia is not the ideal main character, as she is selfish and doesn’t treat her friends with very much respect. She is also annoyingly clueless and struggles with choosing between the boy who is actually nice to her and the boy who lied to her. She does have some redeeming qualities, but her immaturity and rudeness sort of overpowers them.

    Seven Days of You is a cute contemporary about a girl with seven days left before she moves away. I loved the setting and the concept, but the main character didn’t do it for me. However, the book is remains enjoyable, and I would still recommend it.

  • Angela
    Oct 06, 2016

    I had a lot of issues with

    . When I received this book at BEA and read the synopsis I thought this was going to be a contemporary unicorn. Thought it sounded so good, unique, and oddly right up my alley. If you know me you know I'm picky about my contemporary books. Picking maybe 3 up a year, and this one had to be one of them. Sign, regret.

    Our main character is Sophia or "Sofa", as her friends like to call her... Yep, you probably read that sentence and knew this was my first

    I had a lot of issues with

    . When I received this book at BEA and read the synopsis I thought this was going to be a contemporary unicorn. Thought it sounded so good, unique, and oddly right up my alley. If you know me you know I'm picky about my contemporary books. Picking maybe 3 up a year, and this one had to be one of them. Sign, regret.

    Our main character is Sophia or "Sofa", as her friends like to call her... Yep, you probably read that sentence and knew this was my first problem with the book. If they just called her Sofa once and awhile it probably would have been cute, but no they have to whine it every two sentences. After about 6 chapters of her friends calling her Sofa I was over it. It also didn't help her case that it took me forever to figure out how old she was. She dressed like she was 7 and talked like she was 10. This made me connecting with her almost impossible. She's clearly one of the love interest in a kind of love triangle. The love triangle was another issue of mine. Sophia's had  school girl attitude with how handle relationships. Hearing her explain things was like listening to one of my nieces explain their elementary school crush playground fake boyfriends. Sophia is overall a selfish, clingy, and immature character.

    You said it Sofa Super Store not us.

    Not only are her "relationships" poor with her potential boos they are also poor with her best friend Mika. All Mika and her do are talk down on each other and other people. Struggled so much with understand Mika's character as well. Sophia would say that Mika would never do something, and then Mika would do it like it was second nature. It could be something as simple as "Mika never wears eyeshadow", then would cut to the next paragraph and it would say "Mika applies silver eyeshadow". Now on to the other sides of the tringle David and Jamie. Lord, I don't know how one would choose between complete dick bag or a guy who you stood up for hours. Here an idea, neither. They both kind of suck. Some will probably read this book and say I was hard on Jamie, because he is kind of sweet. Mainly picking on him because he is an exact replica of every ya contemp boy ever written.

    Here is my last major issue with the book. The setting.

    takes place in Tokyo, and this might be what shoved it so high on my tbr list. It's not often you get YA contemporaries set in Tokyo so this was suppose to be a nice added bonus... However, the setting is so poorly used. She could have easily have made the setting New York or Jersey and no one would be the wiser. She could have seriously ctrl f'd the whole book and changed the word Tokyo to New York and if you weren't told you'd never find out. You tell us you're going to give us this amazing, colorful, and culture filled landscape..... and then that's all you do; tell us. This was probably the biggest letdown, because I was truly excited  for this setting. Also, she would overuse Japanese words and expect us to be okay with it. "Hey look I'm just throwing in a bunch of Japanese words, look over here and not notice how I'm ignoring the setting completely!". If that didn't have me wanting to set this book down the rest of the plot did. Nothing happens. I felt like this book wanted to be a book with all these fun sub stories with a lesson in self growth, but missed the mark. If you can think of a clique high school event that happens in any ya contemporary then you probably already know the plot of 7

    .

    Sadly

    had the set up to be a summer fav but had a failure to execute properly. This book could have been good, but ended up wasting all its opportunities.

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  • Sarah
    Jan 05, 2017

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and NetGalley.)

    This was a YA contemporary romance about a relationship that develops over a week.

    Sophia was an okay character, and I felt quite sorry for her that she was being forced to leave her home, and the way her father treated her wasn’t very nice either.

    The storyline was about a whirlwind romance between Sophia and a boy called Jamie who she originally claimed to dislike. We got a couple of

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and NetGalley.)

    This was a YA contemporary romance about a relationship that develops over a week.

    Sophia was an okay character, and I felt quite sorry for her that she was being forced to leave her home, and the way her father treated her wasn’t very nice either.

    The storyline was about a whirlwind romance between Sophia and a boy called Jamie who she originally claimed to dislike. We got a couple of revelations from friend which were surprising, but I did lose interest a bit as the book went on.

    The ending to this was okay, although it wasn’t exactly a happily ever after.

    6 out of 10

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Feb 18, 2017

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    I liked this story. I found it to be a really quick read and while it wasn't the perfect story, it did have a lot of things going for it. I thought that the range of emotions that Sophia goes through in this story really rang true. The book was a little different than I had expected from the description and while there was a romance featured in the story this book was about so much more than that.

    Sophia is moving to the United States

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    I liked this story. I found it to be a really quick read and while it wasn't the perfect story, it did have a lot of things going for it. I thought that the range of emotions that Sophia goes through in this story really rang true. The book was a little different than I had expected from the description and while there was a romance featured in the story this book was about so much more than that.

    Sophia is moving to the United States with her mom and sister in just one week. She has spent the past few years of her life living in Tokyo and that is where all of her friends and her life is. Moving is never easy but moving so far away where the possibility of seeing your friends is incredibly tough. Jamie is moving back to Tokyo after spending a couple of years at a boarding school in the United States. Jamie and Sophia didn't part on good terms when they last saw each other. Sophia really wishes that he had waited until she left to come back.

    Sophia soon feels a connection to Jamie like she hadn't felt before. He seems to be there when she needs him and he somehow finds the right words for the situation. It was fun to watch this pair open up to each other and make a connection. It is really too bad that the time that they have together is so limited due to Sophia's upcoming move.

    This book takes place in Tokyo and I was really looking forward to experiencing a bit of this area. Unfortunately, I didn't really get a feel for Tokyo from this story. Sophia attends an English speaking school and her friends are largely like her. There were some food items mentioned but other than that this story felt like it could have taken place anywhere.

    In addition to moving and sorting out her feelings toward Jamie, Sophia is also saying goodbye to her friends in this story. I felt like some of the drama between Sophia and her friends was unnecessary. Another thing that Sophia has to figure out is her relationship with her father. This was really one of the strong points of the book. I felt really bad for Sophia and thought that the emotions portrayed were realistic.

    I would recommend this book to others. I think that the author was able to create an interesting story around a very realistic teen. I am impressed by Cecilia Vinesse's debut novel and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

    This was an interesting read. The characters seemed a bit overly dramatic at times but teenagers seem to act that way at times. Sophia learns a lot about who she is during her last seven days in Tokyo.

  • Taylor Knight
    Feb 18, 2017

    Seven Days of You sounded like a super cute book and I was so excited to read it. However, this book was a hot mess.

    My biggest problem with this book is the main character. She's in high school but she acts like she's seven years old. Everything from the way she talks to how she handles situations is shockingly immature. Not to mention how her name is Sophia but her friends call her Sofa. I found that incredibly annoying and just weird. Her relationship with her best friend was messed up and ve

    Seven Days of You sounded like a super cute book and I was so excited to read it. However, this book was a hot mess.

    My biggest problem with this book is the main character. She's in high school but she acts like she's seven years old. Everything from the way she talks to how she handles situations is shockingly immature. Not to mention how her name is Sophia but her friends call her Sofa. I found that incredibly annoying and just weird. Her relationship with her best friend was messed up and very shallow. The guys in this book are all awful and I couldn't stand them. To be honest, I couldn't stand any of the characters.

    I was so excited that this book took place in Tokyo but nothing about Seven Days of You said Tokyo. This book could have taken place anywhere in the world because it brought nothing Tokyo to the table. It was just another YA with a boring setting. I was expecting Japanese culture but I got none.

    I wish I had loved this book, I really do, but I didn't like it at all. It was poorly written with awful characters and a disappointing setting.

  • Abby
    Feb 07, 2017

    For Sophia, Tokyo is the place that's come closest to feeling like home. She doesn't feel like she belongs when she's in France, where her father now lives with his second family, or in New Jersey, where they're moving back to in just a week. She is dreading the move and leaving behind the best friends she's made at the International school. One of whom she's had a crush on since forever. And as if moving weren't stressful enough, her last week in Tokyo is her estranged ex-friend Jamie's first w

    For Sophia, Tokyo is the place that's come closest to feeling like home. She doesn't feel like she belongs when she's in France, where her father now lives with his second family, or in New Jersey, where they're moving back to in just a week. She is dreading the move and leaving behind the best friends she's made at the International school. One of whom she's had a crush on since forever. And as if moving weren't stressful enough, her last week in Tokyo is her estranged ex-friend Jamie's first week back. Years ago, Sophia and Jamie had a fight that destroyed their relationship, and she's not at all eager for a reunion. She just wants to enjoy her last couple of days in Japan with her best friends, like old times. But things never go how you expect. As the countdown on her watch ticks down the minutes and hours until her plane leaves, Sophia's world starts to unravel. It's Jamie who's there to help her deal with the pieces.

    This book definitely had shades of Anna and the French Kiss-- right down to the idea that home is a person, not a place-- although Sophia and Jamie are no Anna and Etienne. Sophia can be selfish and short minded, and Jamie just didn't do it for me on the whole. One thing I really did enjoy was the relationship between Sophia and her older sister and how that evolved through the book. I wish were extended to her mother, who served mostly as background noise. I appreciated that it wasn't instalove between Sophia and Jamie, and the fighting among the friend group seemed realistic to me. This book doesn't have a HAE ending, which I found fitting. Overall, this is good YA contemporary that will appeal to fans of similar books.

    I received a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher and Netgalley.

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Mar 19, 2017

    About: Seven Days of You is a fiction novel written by Cecilia Vinesse. It was published on 3/7/17 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 336 pages. The genres are young adult, contemporary, romance, Japan, etc. This book is intended for ages 15 and up, grades high school sophomore to college level. This novel is the author’s debut!

    My Experience: I started reading Seven Days of You on 3/5/17 and finished it on 3/19/17. This book shouldn’t take me that long to read but there are so many books

    About: Seven Days of You is a fiction novel written by Cecilia Vinesse. It was published on 3/7/17 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 336 pages. The genres are young adult, contemporary, romance, Japan, etc. This book is intended for ages 15 and up, grades high school sophomore to college level. This novel is the author’s debut!

    My Experience: I started reading Seven Days of You on 3/5/17 and finished it on 3/19/17. This book shouldn’t take me that long to read but there are so many books I want to read that the decision to stick one is really tough. Anyway, this book is an interesting read. In this book, readers will follow the point of view of Sophia aka Sofa Wachowski, a junior at T-Cad, an English speaking international school in Tokyo, Japan. She is one of among many classmates at the school where they often relocate to different countries due to their parent’s career. Sofa has lived in United States, Japan, and France, but was born in Japan. It’s definitely interesting to read about people living in different places.

    “I think you choose where you belong, and those places will always be there to remind you of who you are. You just have to choose them.” 55%

    Seven Days of You revolves around Sofa having only 7 days left in Japan before having to move back to USA because of her mother’s job. She has 3 best friends to have fun with, Mika, Caroline, and David. She crushes on David for many years. Then Jamie, who used to hang out with the group leave Japan to attend boarding school in USA announces his return. Sofa has some ugly history with Jamie before he left so she’s not too happy to know that he’s back. One of the ugly history was Jamie’s crush on Sofa, got jealous witnessing Sofa flirting with David, and sent a hurtful text about Sofa meant for Mika but Sofa received it instead. Ouch. I know.. But when Jamie comes back, he’s less geeky and more noticeably attractive. In the meantime, Sofa also has other issues to deal with, besides her overwhelm crushing life, she has to come to terms with her long distance father, leaving Japan for good, and the drama with her friends. This book is packed with emotions and drama and figuring out where home is.

    “And now that I’d noticed it, I couldn’t un-notice it. I couldn’t imagine paying attention to anyone else if he was in the room.” 64%

    I enjoy reading this book. I like how all the different characters from many different countries come together due to their parent’s job. It’s interesting when Sofa couldn’t say she’s Japanese even though she’s born in Japan but how her dad was born in France and her mom was born in Poland, but her mom moved to New Jersey when she was a baby so that makes her American and Sofa has relocated to America for a number of years as well. This technicality is actually interesting to me. I like that the author brings out the experiences of Tokyo in this book. I was born in Vietnam and Karaoke is huge there too. I have been to Karaoke rooms in Vietnam so reading this part of the book brings back memories for me. I like that the author have a mixture of relationships in this book, many of it might be more broken than happy, but it’s what many teens deal with. This book might be too much drama and moody for me, but I still highly recommend the read because this realistic contemporary is closely resemble to real life.

    Pro: Karaoke, friendship, romance, language barriers, international school, diverse, easy to read, fast pace, Tokyo Japan

    Con: teen drama, teen moodiness,

    ***Disclaimer: Many thanks to the author Cecilia Vinesse, publisher Little Brown Books for Young Readers, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review. Please assured that my opinions are honest.

    xoxo,

    Jasmine at

  • Dannii Elle
    Apr 26, 2017

    This story was such an utterly charming and adorable read. The adoration between Sophia and her boy-crush unfurled slowly, as the plot progressed, and, despite the short time-frame of the story, felt like a realistic and resonant romance. The discovery of their shared attraction made this such a sweet tale that transported me back to my own teenage days, and the angst and agitation that is paired with the discovery of first love.

    Each and every character had a reason for existing within the story

    This story was such an utterly charming and adorable read. The adoration between Sophia and her boy-crush unfurled slowly, as the plot progressed, and, despite the short time-frame of the story, felt like a realistic and resonant romance. The discovery of their shared attraction made this such a sweet tale that transported me back to my own teenage days, and the angst and agitation that is paired with the discovery of first love.

    Each and every character had a reason for existing within the story, and all their quirky characteristics combined to make this small group feel like a family. One that invited the reader to join their tight ranks.

    Perhaps the biggest character to leave an impression on me, wasn't actually a character at all and yet was presented as one. The doors to Tokyo city were opened to the reader, and the everyday wonders of life there were exhibited in a way that made the setting part of the magic of this story. The culture and the society were vividly recreated within the confines of this book and I truly felt I got an authentic glimpse of a life lived in this vibrant place. Had this been set elsewhere, the book would have lost much of its charm. Vinesse's affinity with the place shines through her writing, and it is easy to see where her own love lies, in this story.


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