SWEET AND SOUR: Reviews, interviews, news, and more

This is where you’ll find a full and updated list of all reviews and news about Sweet and Sour!

This is the playlist I listened to while writing Sweet and Sour: Apple Music Sweet and Sour Playlist

“An endearing book exploring the ups and downs of friendship.”  Read the full review from Kirkus.

“… uplifting summer read.” Read the full review from Publishers Weekly.

Interview with MG Book Village

Article in The Day by Rick Koster: Somewhere Between ‘Sweet and Sour’ Mystic Author Debbi Michiko Florence Celebrates Latest Teen Novel

Essay for Mackin Community – my “love letter” to educators: On Becoming a Reader and Writer

Podcast interview with Suzanne McCabe of Scholastic Reads in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.

Feature on YAYOMG! – Bestie Betrayals, Bookstores, & BTS: 5 Fun Facts About Sweet and Sour

Clip from Sweet and Sour audiobook, narrated by Emily Ota.

Podcast review by an amazing 13-year-old reader: Hook of a Book

Podcast interview – The Book Cougars episode #158: Author Spotlight with Andrea Wang and Debbi Michiko Florence on friendship and books.

A lovely review from Booklist of the audiobook: “Emily Ota delivers a heartfelt, emotionally resonant performance in a story of friendship, anger, mistakes, and the question of forgiveness. Ota’s narration is perfectly in tune with Mai’s feelings throughout her tumultuous summer. With a fairly large cast of characters, Ota provides each one with a unique voice. Especially impressive are the distinctive voices full of personality for Mai and the other girls her age. A wonderful performance of a moving story about the challenges of friendship and change.”