Daisy Feet has lived all over the world … and it’s not always easy. Read her diary—the record of her latest move from Australia to Japan. She leaves behind friends and her first boyfriend, and moves to a strange country and is enrolled in yet another new school. With typical 13-year-old angst, finds herself torn between her new life and the one she left behind.

While The Daisy Diaries—Japan is a teen romance, it includes her impressions of Japan, so it’s also a travel guide. There are anecdotes about people and events, likes and dislikes and personal opinions—a genre called Zuihitsu in Japanese.

The Daisy Diaries—Japan is a record of Japan through the eyes of a truly well travelled, if somewhat precocious teen. It’s a funny, observant tale of how moving overseas can be challenging at first, but worth all the agony once it’s finally embraced.