I loved this series. It's so uplifting and heavy on friendship but not too heavy on romance. I wish we could have seen more in the future and how the past events changed it but I am happy with the ending.
So I woke up late and then had a busy morning, and bc I'm such a slow reader it's only now that I'm on v2 😂😂😂 well technically v4 if you count individual volumes 😜 #24hourmangalove
[#MangaReview] Orange Volume Two by Ichigo Takano. If you are someone (or knows someone) who deals with depression or mental illness I think this story is an amazing one to pick up. Of course, please be careful & know your limits when it comes to reading themes with suicide and depression. 📖♥️
Here's my June spending log. It was my most expensive month yet because I NEEDED to see how ORANGE would end and my library couldn't oblige me, but I used gift cards for both the larger purchases so I'll try to shrug off my horror at that high, high number.
I also calculated my 2nd Quarter bookish spending (down from last quarter!) and my yearly $$ to date. I've spent an average of $2.02 per book & I've read all but 12 of my 78 purchases.
As I sank deep, deep, deep into the last two volumes of ORANGE, I realized it blew me away in part because it's high stakes slice-of-life. Naho and her friends have fairly typical high school adventures, but there's a desperate urgency behind it all as they try to give Kakeru something to cling to. Combine that with strong friendship, time travel, and emotional truth, and I'm SOLD.
....which is the coherent version. Inside, I'm all !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved the first half of ORANGE so much that I went out and bought the rest instead of waiting for my library to order it. Now I'm a little afraid to read it. How many of y'all feel that way about highly anticipated books?
I also swung by the library to return some stuff and pick up THIS WOUND IS THE WORLD, which I requested after a conversation last Thursday. It sounds so good.
I devoured this book, although I found some aspects jarring. In terms of story, it had great build up and the characters were all likeable. I think my inner-mom kept wanting to intervene and get those poor kids to talk to an adult! (I realize this is just me being a mom/teacher and is not actually the book‘s fault).
🍊An extraordinary story with perfect amount of tension, pacing, fluffy friendships, sweet romances, & serious subject matter.
🍊Evokes emotions that you won't realise you have hidden away.
🍊Realistic portrayal of emotional anguish stemming from grief & deep-rooted loss.
🍊Focuses on the main plot & sticks to it without being stretched too long or being too short.
🍊TW: Strong suicide themes.
Who can get any reading done when you've got such a cutie sleeping next to you? 😻😻 Fighting the urge to tickle his ears.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A great story about friendship. It also shows us how to treat others. We never know what other people are going through. It's a great reminder to treat others with kindness and compassion. Something at this stressful time of year is good to remember. Your kind words or actions might be exactly what someone needs. 😊💜
First day of Christmas break for me 😁 I finished my last exam yesterday. Going to treat myself to a lovely day of reading today before I start Christmas shopping and all that. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday 😺
Seriously this book 💜💜💜