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Gravitation, Volume 01
3.78
Shuichi Shindou, an amateur songwriting high school student, falls for Eiri Yuki, a cold older romance novelist.

It's interesting to contemplate why Ja
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May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012
 
Fruits Basket, Volume 10
4.45
All right. All right. I'm not usually bowled over enough by manga to give them five stars, but I finally have to for this volume. Takaya is *good* at ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
 
Fruits Basket, Vol. 2 (Fruits Basket, #2)
4.35
The orphan girl Tohru's new friends in the Sohma clan are cursed to transform into the animals of the Chinese zodiac. She hasn't met them all yet, but ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
Ceres, Celestial Legend: Yuhi (Ceres, Celestial Legend #2)
4.08
The characters started to get a little better developed in the second volume, although the relationship between Aya and Toya is still contrived and bi ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
How My Parents Learned to Eat
4.01
A Japanese-American girl tells the story of how her mother, Aiko, and her father, John, met while John was in the U. S. Navy stationed in Yokohama, Ja ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
Ceres, Celestial Legend: Aya (Ceres, Celestial Legend #1)
3.89
Meh. This series is so-so... the Mikage family is descended from a legendary celestial maiden of Japanese myth who married a human when he stole the f ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
 
Ceres, Celestial Legend: Tennyo (Ceres, Celestial Legend #13)
4.18
**spoiler alert** Aya has gone to C-Project headquarters to obtain the hagoromo they've created in hopes that it will help her send Ceres back where s ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Ceres, Celestial Legend: Toya (Ceres, Celestial Legend #12)
4.16
**spoiler alert** In this volume, we finally learn something about Toya's past, while Chidori is kidnapped by the Mikages. Toya, Yuhi, and the Aogiri ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Ceres, Celestial Legend: Miori (Ceres, Celestial Legend #8)
4.15
The Mikage family implants false memories into Toya to make him think that he had a girlfriend, Miori, before he lost his memory. Aya is devastated th ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
Oh My Goddess!, Volume 1
3.74
I first saw the anime version of this manga series when I was a teenager in the late '90's. Loved the anime, and I can't help but like the manga. I ow ...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
 
Oh My Goddess! Volume 2
3.88
Another fun installment of the series. I think I'll keep trying to get a hold of the English volumes after I finish the offerings of my public library ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Mother's Only Child
4.11
Maria Foley, a young Irish woman, loses her chance to go to a prestigious clothing design school when her father gets in an accident and her mother lo ...more
Oct 04, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
 
Marmalade Boy, Volume 1
3.92
Ah, I love Marmalade Boy. I watched the whole anime series when I was a teenager, so I was excited to see that my public library had the English manga ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
 
Fruits Basket, Volume 05
4.39
Another cute installment in which we meet Kisa of the zodiac spirit of the Tiger. I could really identify with Kisa's and Yuki's experiences of being ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
Fruits Basket, Volume 23
4.55
This series' popularity is a testament to its quality. Funny and sad and strange and fantastic and moving, Fruits Basket speaks to a lot of universal ...more
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
Fruits Basket, Vol. 3 (Fruits Basket, #3)
4.38
I realized another thing that is cool about this series--along with the Tohru-as-savior-figure concept, both Tohru and the Sohma family delve into som ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
Ceres, Celestial Legend: Progenitor (Ceres, Celestial Legend #9)
4.14
Miori gets rid of herself; Toya runs off to figure out who he really is, leaving his weird body-generated dagger as a promise to come back to Aya; Aya ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
Ceres, Celestial Legend: Hagoromo (Ceres, Celestial Legend #14)
4.17
**spoiler alert** The final showdown felt a bit anticlimactic... by the end, Aya had lost so many loved ones that it wasn't terribly comforting that s ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
Very Far Away from Anywhere Else
3.84
It was interesting to read a non-fantasy book by Le Guin. Overall, I enjoyed this story of Owen and Natalie becoming friends, and maybe more. I think ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
Marmalade Boy, Vol. 07
4.06
I can't like this one quite as much--Yuu acts like a doof for the sake of furthering the plot. I want to be happy for Meiko, but I really liked Miwa, ...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
 
Marmalade Boy, Vol. 04
4.07
Oh, man... just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder or more complex, a character's paternity is thrown into question! Yay!
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
3.95
The book was okay--I appreciated that the author put effort into historical details about Seattle, but some of the writing was annoying, specifically ...more
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
Fruits Basket, Volume 11
4.43
The awful Akito continues his antics, this time threatening Tohru if she thinks she can "take away" the juunishi from him. Kyo and Yuki both love Tohr ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
Fruits Basket, Volume 12
4.43
Good volume... Yuki doesn't back down at taking on his role of president of the student council. Tohru asks Kyo's Shisho about the Sohma curse, and ge ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
Ceres, Celestial Legend: Maya (Ceres, Celestial Legend #7)
4.12
**spoiler alert** Kagami's minions are trying to kill Toya, as usual... meanwhile, Suzumi transfers Aya and friends (including Yuhi, dressed as a girl ...more
Jun 03, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
Fruits Basket, Volume 16
4.47
In this volume, we learn the sad story of Tohru's parents' relationship. Kyo seems to think he had something to do with Tohru's mother's death, so I'm ...more
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
The Road to Vinegar Hill: A 1798 Love Story
3.00
**spoiler alert** As one could imagine based on the description of the book, a love story between a dispossessed peasant and a landlord's daughter dur ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 12, 2011
 
Matched (Matched, #1)
3.72
An interesting teen story about a future dystopian society in which everything is determined for everyone by the government, even whom they will marry ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Mar 12, 2011
 
Ella Enchanted
3.95
1998 Newbery Honor

The tale of Ella of Frell, given the "gift" of obedience at birth by the idiot fairy Lucinda. I felt like this story had a excellent
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Sep 14, 2011
Feb 13, 2010
 
Fruits Basket, Volume 09
4.42
**spoiler alert** We learn more about Hanajima's past in this volume--very cool. Uo-chan falls in love with a guy named Kureno, but it looks like he's ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
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