Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Say I Love You. by Kanae Hazuki
Say I Love You. is a realistic, but sweet coming of age story. Hazuki has created believable characters that experience authentic situations. However, some characters seem like they can only truly exist on the page. Readers will have no problems relating to the characters and the situations they are placed in. This narrative also provides accurate portrayals of the effects of bullying. The art style is rather typical of shojo (or girls) manga. Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between the female characters shown. Hazuki includes emotive faces that convey emtions well. This title is for teens and adults and does include some adult situations and mild language. Say I Love You. is a delicious slice of life story complete with a budding romance that makes you want to read more.
You can find Say I Love You., Volume 1 by Kanae Hazuki on the VBPL Catalog. If you enjoyed Say I Love You., you may want to try Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio or The Wallflower by Tomoko Hayakawa.
Review by Michelle L. Chrzanowski, TCC Norfolk Campus Library