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Marmalade Boy 03 (Marmalade Boy #3)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  1,366 ratings  ·  18 reviews
All Miki Koishikawa wanted was an ordinary family and that's exactly what she had until her parents decided to move in with another couple (as in switching spouses!) and turned Miki's world upside down. Now she lives in a house with four parents and her totally cute stepbrother, Yuu. It's bad enough being brought into her parents' strange soap opera, but Miki will star in ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published March 31st 2004 by Egmont Manga + Anime GmbH (first published October 15th 1993)
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Judy (Geeky Reading)
[Also available at my blog.]

I am being a bit slow with this series, mainly with the reviewing thing. It’s been about a week, at least, since I read this volume, because I am slow and lazy.

Anyway, this volume starts with Miki and Yuu hanging out, going shopping, celebrating their Christmas together, since their parents are gone and school is on break. Then Arimi and Ginta, and Rokutanda (the guy from the tennis match), show up and crash their tiny party. Ginta gets alone with Miki, and give
T. Renee Doty
I really liked this volume. I have grown so attached to Miki, Yuu, Meiko, and the whole cast. I originally tried to read this series too young, and that age, (12-ish) I had no patience with any of the characters. Now that i am older, and had my own crushes, I actually feel for Miki! Though I am a One-Crush-At-A-Time girl, I can understand how torn she is. and UNLIKE most love triangles I read, her torn feelings do not infuriate me.

She isn't trying to make either boy suffer or pine for her (thank
Nicole West
And the love triangle continues. Honestly, I perfer Yuu over Ginta because he reminds me of Damon Salvatore. And Miki is his Elena. Yes as you can see I am addicted to Vampire Diaries. Honestly, I believe whole-heartedly that Ian Somerhalder is the reason for this obsession. I don't regret it one bit! ;P
the plot totally thickens in book 3. relationships get exposed (for being real, and not), hearts get broken, friendships shaken up, it's just a great book.

in all honesty, the punishment would be reversed in real life. the teacher would be fired, immediately. you even get accused of possibly touching someone, and you're asked not to come in until the situation is resolved. so with that said, the student would not have been suspended, and the teacher would have never been given the opportunity of
Yuu is a master cockblocker. He has some kind of sixth sense for when Ginta is trying to score with Miki.

In other news, the parents still act like teenagers instead of responsible adults (Miki's mom seems to think just telling her not to fall for Yuu will be enough; might as well leave them in the house alone for two weeks!), Arimi is shamelessly manipulative, Meiko is having the world's most chaste affair with a teacher, and Yuu meets the boy who will help him make Miki miserable. Really, the
Sep 04, 2013 Kuno rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic comedy-drama fans, love-triangle fans, forbidden love fans
Solid 5 stars out of 5! So far, the most dramatic volume in the series. It elaborates on Meiko and... um, I can't say it. Let's just say, unrequited love. It's pretty sad, and I almost teared up at the end of the volume. The whole Miki-Yuu-Ginta love triangle has been put on hold here for the most part, which is just fine. A bit refreshing to see a change of pace. Plus, a new mysterious character is introduced at the end of the volume, following the long episode dealing with Meiko.
Excerpt -- Something Only a Teenager Can Say
I'm so happy, I could even thank my weird parents right now!
Este tomo se centra principalmente en Yû y Miwa, empiezan a surgir rumores sobre que mantienen una relación homosexual pero en realidad es mucho más que eso...
Aaaand poor Miki gets jerked around some more. And her parents are still idiots. And Nachan is full of stupid. Yet somehow, it's all so very enjoyable!
Apr 09, 2008 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Julie by: D
This manga has a pretty out-there premise, but managed to pull it off. Parts of it are very emotional and I think the story is crafted well.
Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
This was one of my first ever manga. An incredibly cute story, easy to read and easy to love.
A fun, romantic comedy. Not a whole lot going on, but it was a cute opposites attract kind of deal.
Still pretty much the same as the anime. Still loving the manga version.
Christy Johnson
First read when this volume was released, re-read in Nov 2014.
Ruth Belano
I couldn't stop laughing! Chapter 15 was definitely one of the best!
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