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Confidential Confessions, Volume 3 (Confidential Confessions #3)

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Confidential Confessions is a shocking new manga series that deals with many of the hard-hitting issues that teens face today. Using emotionally moving storylines and multi-dimensional characters, each groundbreaking volume tackles such topics as teen prostitution, rape, HIV, stalkers, suicide, and sexual harassment. Enlightening without being preachy, Confidential Confess ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by TokyoPop (first published 1999)
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Lina
Aug 28, 2011 Lina rated it really liked it
Confidential Confessions is a series of stand alone stories that deal with suicide, rape, drug abuse, sexual abuse, prostitution and other serious issues. Volume Three has two stories. One deals with a young teen named Kyoko who has immense pressure put on herself to do well academically because her father is a Tokyo University alum and in charge of a prominent school. After a spur of the moment decision to take speed, she suddenly finds the energy to do all her work and get grades that please h ...more
Lysistrata
The third volume of CONFIDENTIAL CONFESSIONS contains two stories: "Dizziness," a tale about the raise and fall of a meth addict, and "Our Future," a short story about a girl who dates a boxer.

"Dizziness" takes up most of the volume, and it's probably the quintessential story anyone thinks of when they think of CONFIDENTIAL CONFESSIONS.

It begins with a shy girl, Kyoko, who's insecure about her body and having a hard time passing her classes. All and all, her life's not so bad-- aside from her s
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Samantha Arias
Apr 17, 2016 Samantha Arias rated it it was amazing
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I'm just going to leave one big review for the whole series rather than writing them individually. It's been years since I read them. But I remember them quite well. This is one of my favorite series I've ever read. And warning a head of time, its a pretty dark one. So if you can't handle stories about drugs, prostitution, rape, suicide, etc.. then stay away. This series brings to light some of the struggles teens today face, and some adults. Not all the stories have a happy ending. But they do ...more
Robert Beveridge
Reiko Momochi, Confidential Confessions, vol. 3(Tokyopop, 2001)

Momochi carries on with (arguably) the most controversial series in manga with volume 3, the bulk of which deals with a girl who, in an effort to get her grades up to her strict father's standards, starts taking meth. As usual with the series, the storyline is predictable as all get-out and the ending is sappy, but the characters are well-drawn and it's at least readable. Ends with an odd short about a boxer on the rise, an aspiring
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M Strawberry
Nov 14, 2012 M Strawberry rated it it was amazing
Confidential Confessions is not always easy to read, especially because not all of the endings are happy ones. But that is what made this manga more real. This one talks about drug abuse and why some kids start on drugs. In Japan, the school system is strict and high-pressure, and when your parents add to it, it only makes the situation worse, making drugs seem like a lovely refuge.
Crystal
Jul 31, 2010 Crystal rated it liked it
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This series deals with various controversial subjects that young women are dealing with in today's society. For the most part they are tackled well.
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Sep 04, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it
The rating given for the manga as a whole is determined by the stories in the manga.
Dizziness *****
Our Future **
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Confidential Confessions (7 books)
  • Confidential Confessions, Volume 1
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  • Confidential Confessions, Volume 4
  • Confidential Confessions, Volume 5
  • Confidential Confessions, Volume 6
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