Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Forces ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!
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Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 1

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Overview

Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Forces ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421553580
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 7/23/2012
  • Series: Library Wars: Love & War
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: T+
  • Sales rank: 281,069
  • File size: 76 MB
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Meet the Author


Kiiro Yumi won the 42nd LaLa Manga Grand Prix Fresh Debut award for her manga "Billy Bocchan no Yuutsu" (Little Billy's Depression). Her latest series is "Toshokan Senso Love & War" (Library Wars: Love & War), which runs in LaLa Magazine in Japan and is published in English by VIZ Media.

Hiro Arikawa won the 10th Dengeki Novel Prize for her work "Shio no Machi: Wish on My Precious" in 2003, and debuted with the same novel in 2004. Of her many works, Arikawa is best known for the "Library Wars" series and her "Jieitai Sanbusaku" trilogy which consists of :Sora no Naka" (In the Sky), "Umi no Soko" (The Bottom of the Sea), and "Shio no Machi" (City of Salt).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Fun & Facinating

    This series is thoroughly enjoyable, and still reigns as one of my top 2 favorite manga.

    Set in a possible near future, it is an intelligent commentary on media censorship (a hot topic especially in Japan for quite a while now). Additionally, the series is witty and humorous, making it a joy to read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    What an incredible plot! Completely plausible in my opinion. Iku

    What an incredible plot! Completely plausible in my opinion. Iku is just the kind of strong heroine I love to see in a book. Never giving up and passionate but not without flaw she is a good main charactor for a good story. I'm not entirely sure why this book got the "Older Teen" rating. Besides a couple cuss words and crushes and a slight bit of violence (honestly, what do you expect with a gun like that on the cover?) there is nothing that makes this inapropriate for younger teens and even tweens. The art is amazing too, some of the best I've seen in manga.
    Allow me to adress a point made in the Editorial Reviews. "A problematic area is the treatment of women. At one point, her superior slaps her across the face. In other instances, Iku is comforted by encouraging pats on the head from that same officer." Yes, Iku is "encouraged" by pats on the head by an Instructor who obviously has feelings for her. What would you have him do? Hug her? That would discrace him as an instructor and expose his feelings for her in full force. He even tells her not to take it personaly when he slaps her. He would have slapped a guy just as hard.
    I believe Hiro Arikawa realized the treatment of women would be viewed as a problem and tried to make it very clear that is is not the treatment of women that is unjust but the treatment of Iku. Iku even says, "He never does this to other girls!" That was probably added in to show that it was not the author's intention to make it look like women are mistreated. Honestly, can't you people read between the lines?
    All in all this is an amazing book. I plan to continue with this series and I believe my expectations will be met if not exeded.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    My favorite shojo manga. Wish more volumes were available as No

    My favorite shojo manga. Wish more volumes were available as Nook books.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

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    A really great read!!!!

    I would recommend this manga to anyone!!!

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  • Posted November 16, 2010

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    worth a look!

    I was at the store today looking for a few new releases that had come out. I was not successful to find them. (Our local B&N store needs to get better at getting in the new stuff) So, still wanting to read something new, I picked this book up, along with the second one. I was not disappointed. its a thoughtful tale that somewhat reminds me of Fahrenheit 451 from the description, But it is focused around a young woman, Iku, the first woman to apply for the Library Forces (A job seen as more dangerous than being a cop or in the army during this time of the government banning books left and right for stupid reasons.) She is a strong woman dedicated to her job and a bit of a fiery personality, proving that she is cut out for this "men's" job. Yet she's not perfect. her attitude gets her in trouble and she finds that sleeping during her studies have put her behind, causing some embarrassing scenes.

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