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Book Girl and the Wayfarer's Lamentation (文学少女 #5)

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  191 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Tohko will be graduating soon. Although that thought makes him sad, when he spends New Year's with Kotobuki, Konoha feels the distance between them closing ever so slightly. However, when he hears that Kotobuki has been suddenly hospitalized and goes to visit her, he is reunited with a girl he never for a moment forgot! A girl who smiles exactly like she used to. However, ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Yen On (first published August 30th 2007)
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Selena
Words cannot do this book justice. But I will attempt it anyway.

This is probably the best one in the series yet. All previous books were building up to this.

This book made me feel so hard.

I was all
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and then I was all
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and then I was totally
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and then it was all like
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(but in a good way)

and then I was
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and then it ended and I was a mixture of
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and
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And best of all, there's still more! I'm not sure how the next book will top this one, but as each book has been better and better, I'm sure it will manage.

Okay, I
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Mike
Dec 30, 2014 Mike rated it it was amazing
"You finally came to see me."

This book builds heavily off of past storylines and exclusively features previously introduces characters. At least book 3 and 4 must be read first, though it's best to start at the beginning.

Here we go. The past that has haunted Konoha throughout the series comes to light in an incredible roller coaster ride of emotion and angst. Torn between the friends of today he finally made and the tragic events of yesterday, Konoha will have a lot of hard truths to face about
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Merpati98
Oct 31, 2015 Merpati98 rated it really liked it
Re-read this and considering to change the rating to three stars.

Continuation of the previous volume review: Kotobuki actually became very likeable in this volume. She didn't insult Konoha, she did some brave, and selfless things(I considered it stupid, though. You should just move on from that kind of guy, Kotobuki-san). She wasn't your usual what-the-heck-did-you-want girl, who wanted people to understand her without saying it honestly. And as Miu had admitted it: Kotobuki was actually very st
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D.M. Dutcher
Jan 29, 2013 D.M. Dutcher rated it liked it
Shelves: japanese
Not what I expected. Unfortunately I came into the series on this book rather than the first.

Konoha is a teen who has an unusual friend. Tohko call herself a book girl, and she eats stories and pages out of books. Konoha winds up being a chef to this strange girl, writing short "snacks" for her to eat. Unfortunately the very tragic past he has is about to catch up with him with a vengeance, as someone he never thought to see again is back...

It's different than you'd think. It's stories about som
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Yuki
The vivid, raw emotions of the characters are quite nice, actually - we're tired of the supposedly flawless characters. But be prepared to read the story from one of the densest protagonist ever. Inoue was immensely confused about Kotobuki's forced as hell feelings for him, the true face of Asakura the femme fatale and (view spoiler). If you think you are patient enough to let the annoyance slide, go ahead and don't let my rating sto ...more
Tenerezza
Feb 21, 2015 Tenerezza rated it it was amazing
Would given this volume a 6/5 if I could but can't, I wonder if the last 3 volumes can even top this one but I hope I'm wrong on that.
Nhật Anh
Câu chuyện lần này không tập trung vào việc giải quyết các bí ẩn mà là giải quyết các khúc mắc tâm lý. Tôi nghĩ đó cũng là một điều tốt. Tâm lý khá hay. Nhưng lặp từ nhiều, không biết do dịch giả hay chính tác giả.
Sean O'Hara
Jul 16, 2012 Sean O'Hara rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, mystery, j-lit
Maybe it's because I've already watched the film adaptation (view spoiler) ...more
Savannah
Jul 15, 2012 Savannah rated it it was amazing
Reviewing in classic book girl style:

Mizuki Nomura's "Book Girl and the Wayfarer's Lamentation" starts with the interaction between Konoha and Kotobuki, like green tea ice cream it's refreshing and pallet cleansing to ready your taste buds for more. The story continues like fresh lemons covered in honey, the sweet taste hitting your tongue when you find out that you're about to learn the past of Miu and Konoha, followed by the sourness of the lemon that leaves your stomach rolling in knots at th
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Honya
I really wasn’t sure what to make of this book at first. A lot of it reads like a soap opera, really–too much interpersonal drama for my taste. Still, the honest look at people’s motives and the way the author expresses the rawness of human emotion are illuminating and moving. Probably the factor I enjoyed most about this book is the way the author built it around Kenji Miyazawa’s Night of the Milky Way Railroad. (In general, I’m a fan of stories that point back to other stories; they’re ...more
Jaycee Lam
Nov 10, 2014 Jaycee Lam rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels
Giai quyêt xong vu cua Miu khiên Jay cam giac như trut đươc môt đông ganh năng lol Tư bây giơ se không phai nghe Konoha lai nhai vê Miu nay Miu no nưa. Co môt sư vui không hê nhe ơ đây =)))))

A, cai khuc cuôi cung cua quyên sach như đâm vao măt Jay :v *Don ban tiêc* *Ngôi hup nươc* *Thong dong lăc chân* Boss cuôi săp lô măt rôi, lmao :v
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Sarah
Aug 18, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
This was a pretty brutal read at times. Some of these characters are just so broken. But I love how things just come together in the end. I really enjoy how Mizuki Nomura weaves her own story along the lines of another well known story.
Lợn  Siêu Nhân
May 13, 2016 Lợn Siêu Nhân rated it liked it
Kotobuki, brace yourself, Miu is coming
Chỗ của Miu nên là ở bv tâm thân chứ không phải phòng hồi sức sau khi bị gãy xương ở bv đâu, thật đấy :/
Càng ngày càng không ưa được Konoha bánh bèo -_-
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