This book was awesome! Such a great summer story! ☀️🌿📚💕
This captivating and enchanting story has a timeless feel. It has a fairy-tale within a ghost story, with likeable characters, that tells of second chances and living a life without regrets. Fans of Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away will enjoy this, as it‘s written by the same author whose other book - The Marvelous Village Veiled In Mist - inspired the popular animated work.
My last push on "The Mirror of My Heart" (which makes it sound like a chore, which it isn't) fueled by ends of stinky cheese I need to eat before they develop a hive mind! ???
A fairytale within a ghost story, set in contemporary Japan—yet it feels timeless. The opening scene in this illustrated middle grade novel has a boy peeing out of his upper floor window so he doesn‘t have to negotiate the dark stairs and hallway to the bathroom. That‘s when he first spots the ghost girl. A charming tale about living with no regrets. Award-winning translation by Avery Fischer Udagawa.
“Kazu! Kazu!” my mom shouted. “Come in here, will you? Kiri-chan killed a mouse!”
I‘d been demoted from eldest son to catsitter. Kiriko saw this as a promotion for me, no doubt. Naturally our old house harboured mice. She enjoyed recreational hunting like royalty.