We Were There, Volume 8

We Were There, Volume 8

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by Yuki Obata
     
 

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The award-winning series known as Bokura ga Ita in Japan! R to L (Japanese Style). I don't know if I'm following my fate… …or going against it. But there is one thing I want… …and that is for Yano's wish to come true. Nanami Takahashi falls for Motoharu Yano, the most popular, carefree boy in class. For Nanami, it's first love,…  See more details below

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The award-winning series known as Bokura ga Ita in Japan! R to L (Japanese Style). I don't know if I'm following my fate… …or going against it. But there is one thing I want… …and that is for Yano's wish to come true. 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.

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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:
9781421520254
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Series:
We Were There Series, #8
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
771,813
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Yuki 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. We Were There was also adapted into an animated television series in 2006.

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We Were There, Volume 8 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CassandraC More than 1 year ago
This entire series has haunted me, years later, I still remember the art, the feelings, and the reality that life doesn't always go the way you want it.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Complicated is right and sad. This manga keeps having those doesn't it? And art expresses that. I had watched the anime first and recalled that part on the train, if I remember right. Still, it's like you can't stop reading and wonder where the story will go next. Good volume.