Girl in a Box (2006) Japanese-American spy Rei goes undercover at a high-end Tokyo department store. Fashion Moment "In the nearby trendy shopping district of Harajuku, I spotted six girls… 2006-08-29 Fiction HarperCollins
Book Review

Girl in a Box (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 29, 2006; Writer: Sujata Massey; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: HarperCollins

Japanese-American spy Rei goes undercover at a high-end Tokyo department store.

Fashion Moment
''In the nearby trendy shopping district of Harajuku, I spotted six girls wearing vintage kimono as they strolled along, leaving enthralled male spectators in their wake.''

Lowdown
The attention to sartorial details and the store's workings fascinates, but we get no sense of what — besides designer labels and her cute boss — makes Rei tick.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints