Perfect Day for Love Letters, Volume 2

Perfect Day for Love Letters, Volume 2

by George Asakura
     
 
SIX TALES OF LOVE

• When Araki finds an old fax machine, he starts corresponding with the only girl who can receive his letters. But there’s a twist!

• A brother’s dying request: deliver a videotape to his girlfriend . . . someone his sibling didn’t even know existed. And there will be other secrets.

• Natsume must attend

Overview

SIX TALES OF LOVE

• When Araki finds an old fax machine, he starts corresponding with the only girl who can receive his letters. But there’s a twist!

• A brother’s dying request: deliver a videotape to his girlfriend . . . someone his sibling didn’t even know existed. And there will be other secrets.

• Natsume must attend summer school while her close friend takes an exotic vacation. Oh well, best take his advice and “let the wind blow through you!”

• With a move to Alaska imminent, a girl vows to win the heart of her secret crush. Will a swimming pool rendezvous dampen her message?

Plus Bonus stories! Love is in the air . . . and in the water . . . and in the mail with these intriguing tales of affection, rejection, miscommunication, and sweet connection!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this fine anthology, Asakura (who is female) tells distinctive, realistic short stories about young love, all involving some kind of message passed between the protagonists. One story depicts the awkward awakening of feelings between two junior high students who pass notes back and forth in an exchange notebook; another is about high schoolers who get to know each other by fax. The most humorous story concerns a girl who longs to be like her free-spirited, absent boyfriend, who left for America carrying a guitar he couldn't play. In the most mature and surprising story, a young man has to deliver a videotape made by his hated and recently deceased older brother to his brother's secret girlfriend. The stories effectively portray an age of drama and self-discovery and those unexpected ways in which feelings change and two people connect. Asakura's artwork is naturalistic but makes sparing use of expressionist shojo backgrounds. Del Rey's 16+ rating is probably overly cautious; there is no nudity or sex (though in one story a woman offers to prostitute herself, and Volume 1 features a girl who admits to having been raped). Recommended for all collections, especially for fans of Mitsuru Adachi's Short Program. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345482679
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.29(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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