Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Genre: YA, Manga
Format Read: Protected PDF
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Reviewed by Megan
I received a copy via NetGalley and the publisher. The
gifting of this book in no way influenced my review and all
opinions expressed within are entirely my own.
I feel like this book was the preview of a really awesome series. We were introduced first to Midori – this young girl with an extremely snarky and self-serving attitude. She’s avoiding her landlady – a crazy strong old lady – because she can’t pay her rent. Why? Because she gambled it all away! I was surprised when the synopsis referred to the girl she is constantly pestering for money as her “best friend”. Midori isn’t exactly the type of girl I would want as a best friend. One who can be described as keep your friends close, your enemies closer. As I said, self-serving.
Then there was a brief blip about a girl who thought crumbling an eraser was fun. Was this a flashback of Midori before she became a college student? If so, oh my gosh girl, what happened to you?!
Though I consider our broccoli-photographing girl a bit crazy to consider Midori a friend, I enjoyed their encounters. And the hilarious thing is – as she’s laying on the floor taking a photo of broccoli, I thought oh my gosh, you’re a booknerd with food! Because how many times have I set books up on the floor and sat there with my phone, trying to get just the right picture?
Really? Duck lips? I wasn’t sure if this girl was messing with Midori’s head because she kept asking her for money but then she cites a magazine that actually promotes this. Really?
Final verdict – I am eager to see how this series progresses. It’s definitely one that I will be buying in paperback format so that I can give it the attention it deserves. Midori is definitely one frustratingly intriguing character.