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Manga Touch

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Dana is excited about her school trip to Japan despite the fact that she is surrounded by the Melly Mob, "in-crowd" kids who make fun of her. Dana is certain she will be less of an outsider in Japan, home of manga and anime. But she soon discovers that it's just as difficult to fit in with a foreign culture as it is to fit in at school. And the only other manga fan that sh ...more
Paperback, 105 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jacqueline Pearce
Nov 15, 2010 Jacqueline Pearce rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Hmm. I seem to have given my own book five stars. I don't remember doing this, but no bias there (lol). Thank-you to everyone who has read, reviewed, or rated the book. The story is based on many of the experiences I had on my first visit to Japan (though the main character, Dana, is not like me and responds to things in her own way!). It's meant to be an easy-to-read novel for young teens who might be reluctant readers, but I hope it will interest others who'd like a quick read involving a trip ...more
I give this book a 4 star because i really liked it, it was a book that i weren't going to expect with a problem and a solution also what i liked about it is that it gave details about each character so specific. Also i liked that Dana was scared going to the trip because it was exciting to see what the kids where going to say about her since she is Japanese. Another thing is that all the books i have had read was like it which was good. Also another thing i really liked about the book is when i ...more
I try to only offer literature that I myself can wholeheartedly endorse to students. However, I'm thinking about giving this to them as an option and seeing how they respond to it.
Interesting about an exchange student in Japan, but there is not much depth and the characters are unremarkable.
Samantha guzman
good cute book i wish more happened
Paige was okay.
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Jacqueline writes historical and contemporary fiction for children and teens, including Discovering Emily, about the childhood of artist, Emily Carr, Manga Touch, an easy-to-read YA novel that follows a teen girl's exchange trip to Japan, The Truth About Rats (and Dogs), a multi-cultural middle grade story about a boy who struggles against stereotypes and family expectations when he fosters a pet ...more
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