Whispered Words

Whispered Words

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by Takashi Ikeda
     
 

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Whispered Words is the story of two high school girls, Sumika and Ushio. One is in love with the other, but unable to confess. Both of them prefer girls, but Ushio likes cute and petite types while Sumika prefers the athletic outgoing girls. To complicate things, a cross dressing boy, Masaki, is in love with Sumika. What ever will happen to this mixed-up bizarre love

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Whispered Words is the story of two high school girls, Sumika and Ushio. One is in love with the other, but unable to confess. Both of them prefer girls, but Ushio likes cute and petite types while Sumika prefers the athletic outgoing girls. To complicate things, a cross dressing boy, Masaki, is in love with Sumika. What ever will happen to this mixed-up bizarre love triangle mess?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
03/01/2015
Gr 9 Up—Best friends Sumika and Ushio have hidden feelings for each other, and because neither wishes to risk their bond, a rift forms between them. At first, Ushio is oblivious to her heart's desire, and Sumika is unwilling to reveal her own feelings, but with new friends complicating their daily lives, they are forced to reevaluate themselves. Gradually, their revelations, coupled with genuine bonding moments, bring them much closer. Character forms morph frequently to visually match the tone of the situation; poignant moments are shaded and highlighted in comparison to the normal gently cute mode, while comedic scenes are simplified and exaggerated. By keeping such elements as happiness and sadness, tension and lightness balanced, the author delivers a well-rounded emotional experience. A few hiccups in the text do not detract from the work. This shoujo-ai (light girls love) is a pure-hearted romance with minimal fanservice that establishes itself as a female friendly environment. Through both characters eyes, readers can feel the affection they have for each other and hope that their feelings can bridge the gap between them. VERDICT A sweet romance between two female teens told in the manga format.—Rachel Forbes, Oakville Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935548454
Publisher:
One Peace Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Edition description:
Not Appropriate For Children
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
154,886
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Takashi Ikeda is a veteran manga-ka. His other titles include 34sai Mushokusan, Fade Out, Platonic Form, and Rakugo Tennyo Oyui. His books have sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into multiple languages. In 2009, Whispered Words was made into a 13 episode

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so glad that they published this series in English! It has always been one of my favorites and it was the series that got me into shoujo-ai/yuri manga. I definitely recommend checking this series out if you enjoy girlxgirl pairings or if you're just interested in the genre. I will always be a huge fan of this series.