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リズム - 森絵都
niki112be wrote in japanesebookrec

Rythm - Mori Eto
3,5-4/5

Synopsis:
Sayuki is a 12~13 year old girl who is really fond of Shin-chan, a close family member of hers. Shin-chan doesn't go to high school but works at a garage and is the lead singer in a rock band.

When Sayuki hears that Shin-chan's parents are possibly going to get divorced, Sayuki's world seems to fall apart.

Preview:
夏休み最後の日。空色のリボンを探して、机をごそごそあさっていたら、引き出しの奥からなつかしいものが出てきた。
ずっと前に書いた作文。二年三組ってあるから、五年前のやつだ。
読みかえして、ひとりでくすくす笑った。
「ふたつのわが家」って題なのに、いつのまにか真ちゃんの話になっているところがおかしい。
真ちゃんにも見せてあげよう。
あたしはその作文をたたんでジーンズのポケットに押しこみ、窓の外へと目をよった。
快晴。四角い窓からはみだしそうな青空だ。

Opinion:
The book started out interesting enough, but when I got to the end, I was a little disappointed. I felt the ending was lacking.
After letting it sink for a few days though, I understood what the author was trying to tell the reader at the end of the book. I think you should read it for that reason alone. :)

I've read some of the author's other books and I could really tell this was the author's debut. It's really easy to read, a lot of conversations and not many descriptions. The author received a prize for this book. At first I couldn't understand why, but now it all makes sense to me.

In short, if you're looking for a quick, easy read that does more than just entertain you, then go for this!


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