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Akemi Dawn Bowman


Akemi Dawn Bowman

Akemi Dawn Bowman is the author of STARFISH. She is also a Ravenclaw and Star Wars enthusiast, who served in the US Navy for five years and has a BA in social sciences from UNLV. Originally from Las Vegas, she currently lives in England with her husband, two children and their Pekingese mix.

Akemi Dawn Bowman

Books by Akemi Dawn Bowman

by Akemi Dawn Bowman - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

There is one thing Rumi Seto is absolutely sure of --- she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea.Then Lea dies in a car accident, and her mother sends her away to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. With the help of the “boys next door” --- a teenage surfer named Kai, who smiles too much and doesn’t take anything seriously, and an eighty-year-old named George Watanabe, who succumbed to his own grief years ago --- Rumi will attempt to find her way back to her music, to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish.

by Akemi Dawn Bowman - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+
Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin. But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back.