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Book Review: Waiting For Spring by Anashin (Volume 1)

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Genre: Manga, Graphic Novel, Shojo
Rating: ⭐⭐☆☆☆
Recommend to Others?: No

ABOUT: A sweet romantic story of a soft-spoken high school freshman and her quest to make friends, Waiting for Spring will delight fans of earnest, fun, and dramatic shojo like Kimi ni Todoke and Say I Love You.

Mizuki is a shy girl who’s about to enter high school, and vows to open herself up to new friendships. Of course, the four stars of the boys’ basketball team weren’t exactly the friends she had in mind! Yet, when they drop by the café where she works, the five quickly hit it off. Soon she’s been accidentally thrust into the spotlight, targeted by jealous girls. And will she expand her mission to include… love?

 

My Review: Volume 1 was okay but not enough for me to continue this series.

I liked Mitsuki’s character because of how relatable she is. All she wants is to fit in and make a friend. I thought it was brave of her to try to achieve this goal on her own. She moves away from her only friend to go to a school where no one knows her and friend groups are already established. That takes guts, especially in high school.

I didn’t like the guys she meets from the start. They are your typical handsome popular star athletes. They were rude to Mitsuki – someone they didn’t even know. My impression of them never got better. One of them seems okay and a potential love interest, but I have a hard time believing his sincerity. Basically, if these guys are just going to keep teasing her like it’s not a problem, then I don’t want to keep reading.

I really do like Mitsuki though and would like to see how she grows and changes. But this volume was so off-putting.

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