Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime

Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime

Book - 2010 | First Yen Press edition.
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While attending their book club meetings, Japanese high schoolers, Konoha and Tohko, who is actually a literature-eating goblin in disguise, uncover a mystery surrounding the death of a former student.
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2010.
Edition: First Yen Press edition.
ISBN: 9780316076906
0316076902
Branch Call Number: Teen fiction - Series B PBK
TEEN NOM
Characteristics: 179 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Takeoka, Miho

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KevynSui
Jan 10, 2015

A great intro to a great light novel series! This book really touched me. The theme is very dark, but there are some positive messages that mean a lot to me. The main character suffers from PTSD, and it was very accurately portrayed. I have PTSD, so it felt really good to be able to relate to Konoha so well. I have to wonder if the author has dealt with PTSD to know it this well.

Also, this book and all the books in its series are based on/mention famous works of literature, many from Japan, but others worldwide. I got interested and bought my own copies of books such as No Longer Human and Night on the Galactic Railroad thanks to the influence I got from this series.

Tohko is a book girl, meaning she eats stories and the taste is based on their quality and genre. The way she describes different famous works is beautiful, and it makes them sound so amazing. It'll make you want to check out tons of books from the library.

Since this book is so dark, I recommend it to older teens and adults. Despite the pictures, this is definitely not something you want to hand to a child or a young teen.

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KevynSui
Jan 10, 2015

KevynSui thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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