Toilet-bound Hanako-kun (series) by Aidairo Adventure Fantasy Manga Mystery/Thriller Supernatural Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) OKAY. The name is weird, but the story is hilarious and interesting. I will promise you now that it won’t be about random bathroom jokes. The story has a main character of Hanako as the series implies. He is one of 7 ghosts in a school (as they are known, The 7 Mysteries). A girl named … Read more
Bounce Back by Misako Rocks! Graphic Novel Manga Realistic Fiction Sports (Basketball) Tween/Middle School * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Liliko’s family moves to Brooklyn New York just before she’s about to play in the championship basketball tournament with her team. She has to leave all of her friends behind and can’t lead her team to victory. But she’s hoping to join the basketball team at her new middle school (and make new friends, … Read more
Afterschool Charisma Manga series #1 by Kumiko Suekane Manga Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Afterschool Charisma” volume 1 is an introduction to the story of Shiro Kamiya, a supposed non-clone in a school full of famous people’s clones. Being the only human is hard for Shiro when on top of being different his father is one of the professors at the school. In this volume, Shiro helps his crush Marie Curie get … Read more
Two Flowers for the Dragon Manga series #1 Fantasy Manga Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) A girl named Shakuya is being fought over by two flowers. Also Shakuya can turn into a dragon. Lots of people try to kill her, but she always gets out of a bad situation. I like these books because they have a good storyline and it’s very fairy-tale like.
Food Wars Manga series #1 by Yuto Tsukuda Manga Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Soma goes to a cooking camp where everyone cooks dishes and sees who can get 200 servings in 2 hours. Everyone has surpassed their goal, and Soma only has 2 servings. In the last 3 minutes Soma completes the task. Then a local meat shack needs help from Soma, because their customers are being attracted … Read more
Death Note by Tsugumi Oba Horror Manga Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A notebook called the “Death Note” falls from the sky. This deadly notebook lands in the hands of Light. He thinks he’s using the book for good, but all I can see is a mass murder. I loved this book because it kept you at the edge of your seat the whole time.
K-On by Kakifly Manga Realistic Fiction Review #1 * Star (A waste of time!) This manga series is about a group of high school girls who try to revive their school’s pop music club. To be honest, I did not like this book at all. Sure, it’s well-drawn, and they give you great guitar playing tips at the end, but those are just about the only things I liked about this book. For starters, I … Read more
Homecoming Avalon High: Coronation #2 by Meg Cabot and Jinky Coronado Adventure Graphic Novel Manga Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Ellie must get her boyfriend Will Wagner to believe that he is the reincarnation of King Arthur before homecoming. Not an easy task as Will is having problems with his parents. Ellie knows that in order to get Will to believe, she must first help fix things with his … Read more
Anonymous Noise #1 by Ryoko Fukuyama Manga Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Nino Arisugawa is a girl who loves to sing. Her childhood friend “Momo” moves away. Soon she meets a new person, Yuzu, a music composer. Nino experiences another sad parting. Both Momo and Yuzu have promised Nino that her singing would bring them back to her. Now she is in high school where she reunites with Yuzu. She … Read more
Kuroko’s Basketball (manga series) by Tadatoshi Fujimaki Manga Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This is a book about their training camp while practicing for the Winter Cup Games. They also run into two of Kuroko’s old friends’ basketball team. They train hard and also to practice their game. Serin loses. At the end they go to watch Inter-high finals. I liked this book because of their being human, but also … Read more