52nd out of 100 books — 13 voters
Twin Spica: Volume 11 (Twin Spica / ふたつのスピカ #11)
by Kou Yaginuma
In this penultimate volume tragedy strikes the TSS. It was not long since the first class of the astronaut course got to experience great pride when one of their best was selected to join NASA. With those feelings still fresh the academy is then shaken to its core and one member may not be able to return to her duties now that her guiding light has faded.
Paperback, 360 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Vertical
(first published November 22nd 2006)
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Mar 15, 2012 PinkyPokemon♥ThePokemonMaster♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
This book was so sad! *Whimper* The book starts with showing that Shu had the same illness as Marika. His sister came in the hospital to check on Shu after him coughing up blood after his space exercises. Shu asked her to get him Ponkan juice. After she got it...Shu was already dead. I felt that the structure or style in a way made it so sad! I was crying! I didn't not see his death coming. I felt like falcon punching Shu's "father". He didn't care to see him in the hospital! He did say that he...more
Dec 27, 2012 Ashley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Started crying at the first page, didn't really stop for quite some time. Even though I get mad at this series for including something heart-wrenching in each volume, I'm still impressed at how much I can be shocked. I haven't become cynical about it yet because the drawings, and everyone's (well developed) personalities are so hopeful. I think the most important part is that it doesn't feel like it's done for cheap tears. Some of the earlier volumes had me worried, but volume 11 in particular h...more