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Brave Story
     

Brave Story

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by Miyuki Miyabe
 

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Young Wataru Mitani’s life is a mess. His father has abandoned him and his mother has been hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Desperately he searches for some way to change his life—a way to alter his fate.

To achieve his goal, he must navigate the magical world of Vision, a land filled with creatures both fierce and friendly. And to complicate

Overview

Young Wataru Mitani’s life is a mess. His father has abandoned him and his mother has been hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Desperately he searches for some way to change his life—a way to alter his fate.

To achieve his goal, he must navigate the magical world of Vision, a land filled with creatures both fierce and friendly. And to complicate matters, he must outwit a merciless rival from the real world.

Wataru’s ultimate destination is the Tower of Destiny where a goddess of fate awaits. Only when he has finished his journey and collected five elusive gemstones will he possess the Demon’s Bane—the key that will unlock his future.

Charity, bravery, faith, grace and the power of darkness and light: these are the provinces of each gemstone. Brought together, they have the immeasurable power to bring Wataru’s family back together again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421527734
Publisher:
Haikasoru
Publication date:
11/17/2009
Series:
Brave Story Series
Edition description:
Novel
Pages:
820
Sales rank:
407,901
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.45(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Miyuki Miyabe's debut story, “Warera ga rinjin no hanzai” (Our neighbor’s crime), won a new writer award in 1987, and since that time, she has become one of Japan's most popular and best-selling authors. Miyabe's fantasy novel Brave Story won the Batchelder Award for best children's book in translation from the American Library Association in 2007. The Gate of Sorrows is an adult novel in the same universe as The Book of Heroes (Haikasoru, 2010). Her other works available in English include All She Was Worth, Cross Fire, The Sleeping Dragon, Apparitions, ICO: Castle in the Mist, and more.

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Brave Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly, i picked this book based on it's cover. it looks so magical and whimsical, i had to know what was going on. this book takes a while to get going, but once it's off the runway it soars! this is a fantastic book mixing very real drama with very fictional adventures. Wataru escapes to a world known as Vision to cope with his reality and deal with Vision's unreality. There's a host of beasts and creatures to learn about, it's an immersion. this is a book for any age, especially if you're a gamer. i highly recommend this book as it met every expectation i could have. thank you, Miyuki Miyabe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Favorite Book EVER. No lie.It's 816 pageslong and it has twists and turns and every theme imaginable. The people Wataru interacts with are like people in his life and shows so many life lessons we don't relize. 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found this book in a libary one day... honestly I picked it up because it was so thick then i read the summary on the inside and immediately checked it out. I knew it wouldn't take me lon gto read the book and i was right!!!!! I finished this book in 4 days. I am only 13 years old and the middle school i go to has a reading program everyone is required to do. We have a certain number of points we have to reach every quater. For most books each have a number of points worth and we each get a certain amount of points depending on what we get on the test for the book.......anyway this book was worth 48 AR points which put my goal way above my mark for the quarter. When my friends saw me with Brave Story in tow they all said 'It would take me months to finish this book... I know you are a fast reader and all but you won't be able to finish this book before the quarter end or get 100% on the test.' And i passed the test with a hundred percent and finished the book in 4 days! My point is to not get discouraged because of the size of the book... this is the best book in the world!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a very picky reader too...so yea.... READ THIS BOOK ITS THE BEST BOOK EVER
Padfoot04 More than 1 year ago
As I was walking around the bookstore I found two books that caught my eye when I looked at their cover: Brave Story and The Book of Heroes, both written by Miyuki Miyabe. When I started reading Brave Story I didn't know where the story was going, it starts with a slow pace but after several pages I couldn't stop reading. The book is fool of magic, amazing adventures and characters that you'll never forget. I wouldn't recommend it for someone younger than 11 but I'd highly recommend it for someone who's parents are getting divorced. I can assure that when I finished reading I had a new perspective of life, or at least of how to face it; specially after hard times.
Micaella More than 1 year ago
This book started out slow then eventually picked up the pace. I felt that since the book was translated, some parts were not translated well. I did, overall, enjoyed the book and would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes for ever to get the ball rolling. That is probably my only complaint. But as soon as it starts, it is impossible to put down. I'd say it starts getting good around page 130.
JSwacker More than 1 year ago
This is an excelletn story for any teen or adult that feels lost in ther life at any given moment. Fell like you have no purpose and everything is going wrong, you can take follow another's adventures in the other world and see how far you would get in that situation. I was able to put myself into the shoes of the main character and really enjoy the story.
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Should i read this book. I am ten and i saw it at the library. It looked good. Please answer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean, really, really long. I'm glad to be done with it so I can move on to something better.
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I am an extreamly picky reader, but i couldnt pit this book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i have ever read. It is imaginative and heartwarming- great for all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really takes you on an adventure from the start. I love all the metaphors near the end...and that the margins sometimes contain his sword with the inlaid stones he accumulates on the way. Its a story of love, perseverance, and overcoming weaknesses. I. Loooove. This. Book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Told from the perspective of a child, with Stephen King worthy moments, this novel was a trip and had a great message.
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When I first saw this book I decided to get it for the same reason as most who first see it,the beautiful artwork on the cover.I began to read the book and it caught my attention and pulled me in from the very start.As you continue to read it is packed full of exciting adventures and great characters.I definitely recommend this book to any one who is in a need of an escape from real life for a little while.I've read this book three times now and it's safe to say that this is by far one of my favorite book.
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DallasFabulously More than 1 year ago
So far up to page 33 of Brave Story, the protagonist Waturu, and his best friend Katchan snuck out at midnight and went to investigate a so called haunted house, because of the rumors being spread around their elementary school. While out on their investigation they run into two suspicious people, and their handy - caped daughter. They were nice, but Waturu thought they were hiding something, something that had to do with the girl. Brave Story, by Miyuki Miyabe is a curious book. It is similar to a snowball, it starts out slow and dull, and then is starts to pick up as it goes along and builds up the story. It is a book that will create more and more questions, as you read further into it. It captures your thoughts. Although I enjoy the plot, there should be more of a description for both characters and scenery. I like books that give you a detailed description, but leave room for your imagination to fill in the rest. But this book does not provide enough of a detail to give your imagination to build off of. Reviewed by: Devyn_Truly