School Rumble, Volume 1

by Jin Kobayashi | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0345491475 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/28/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, August 28, 2016
I found this softcover at a local Goodwill thrift shop, and thought it might be amusing. And so it is! It centers on perky high school student Tenma, who has a crush on classmate Karasuma, but can't figure out how to let him know. Meanwhile, former delinquent Kenji has a crush on Tenma, and can't figure out how to let her know... sound familiar?

The book consists of loosely-linked stories, most of which can be read independently, though there is some vague escalation of relationships as the stories proceed. (Due to the nature of the story, if any of the characters did the logical thing and used their words, face to face, the whole premise would evaporate - but I admit that the shy, insecure, often goofy characters and their clumsy and ineffective plots (all flagged with "It could work!") are pretty amusing.)

There are some fun riffs on school-romance tropes, as well as on "bad boy" plots, action manga, and more. And, in a fun touch, the introduce-the-characters pages are each presented in the words of one of the other characters...

[There's a TV Tropes page on the series.]

Released 1 yr ago (6/20/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Joshua's Park in Amherst, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the Little Free Library in Joshua's Park, where there's now a playground and a thriving community garden. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2017 Allergic to A release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2017 I'll Drink To That release challenge, for the embedded "rum" in the title. ***

*** Released for the 2017 TV Series release challenge. ***

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