We Were There, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Nanami Takahashi falls for Motoharu Yano, the most popular, carefree boy in class. For Nanami, it's first love, but Yano is still grieving the death of his girlfriend who died the year before.

Nanami starts high school with high hopes of making lots of friends. She ...
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We Were There, Volume 1

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Overview

Nanami Takahashi falls for Motoharu Yano, the most popular, carefree boy in class. For Nanami, it's first love, but Yano is still grieving the death of his girlfriend who died the year before.

Nanami starts high school with high hopes of making lots of friends. She develops a crush on the enigmatic Yano, but he may have too many secrets for her to handle.

At that time...

...I didn't fully understand what Yano meant.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

This satisfying one-volume story feels complete, but a little short. Jun, a junior high overachiever and working-class girl, begins attending Ellsmere, an extremely elite boarding school. She befriends her weird roommate, Cassie, who is obsessed with the woods behind the school and convinced a strange creature dwells within them. The two girls are targeted by Emily, the class bully whose goal is not only to stigmatize the freaks but also to destroy Jun's future. Although it's carefully written and likely to be a sure-fire hit with middle-school girls, the book falls flat at times. The strength of this story rests with villain Emily, but she's poorly characterized. The pace and storytelling are heavily manga-influenced, in a good way, though the artwork is similar to Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim series. The strongest part is the exciting, well-paced action sequence at the end. Hicks (Zombies Calling) is at her best when the book sticks with authenticity. (Dec.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421555089
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Series: We Were There Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 758,043
  • File size: 61 MB
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Meet the Author

Yuuki Obata's debut manga, Raindrops, won the Shogakukan Shinjin Comics Taisho Kasaku Award in 1998. Her current series, We Were There (Bokura ga Ita), won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award and was adapted into an animated television series.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    We Were There.

    A love story that follows Nanami Takahashi and Motoharu Yano begins with Nana falling in love with Yano on her second day of high school. We Were There doesn't fall into the pitfalls other Shojo manga have with predictable story arcs and one dimensional side characters. However, the pacing seems to be a bit rushed. Nonetheless, We Were There is a promising story for those in the shojo space looking for a different take on the traditional high school love story. Recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Amazing

    This book is great. I thought it wouldn't be that good went I bought it, but after I red it I really loved it. I recomend this book if you like someone but they may not like you back because then you can relate to Nana (main character).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    I was shocked...

    Honestly, I wasnt even sure I'd like it but I got hooked quickly. We Were There is a very realistic look at how life affects people and their feelings. It follows the evolution of two characters both together in their relationship and individually. A great series!

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  • Posted May 16, 2013

    Good

    This was interesting. I like Nana but Yano not sure about.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!

    Got here super fast, and in perfect condition. Only problem is it's expensive online. Wish they had this series in the store! Otherwise everything was fantastic, and I love Barnes and Noble.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    Awesome!!!

    This book is soo good! I couldn't wait to get the next one!! This is going a be a series that I will really enjoy!

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    must read!

    i bought this manga because the front cover illustration was interesting but the story didnt dissapoint me. i love this manga

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  • Posted March 20, 2009

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    Loved it

    I really loved this manga, and can not wait to read the next one! I also really loved the characters, and most girls can probably relate to nana.

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