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Wandering Son (Book 1)
by Shimura Takako | Graphic Novels
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 8/20/2017
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): to be read

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Mail order purchase. Hardcover with no dust jacket, unflipped. Translated by Matt Thorn.

Shuichi Nitori and his friend Yoshino Takatsuki are in the fifth grade and they have something in common: neither one feels comfortable the way they are. Their families don't know it yet, but Shu wants to be a girl, and Yoshino wants to be a boy.

I found the translator's notes at the end interesting.

Reserved for possible inclusion in emmejo's LGBTQ+ bookbox

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Released 8 mos ago (10/16/2017 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Monday, October 16, 2017: I had too many books for the box, so this one is headed out as a wishlist surprise instead.

Released for Secretariat's 2017 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge (week 41: translations).

USPS tracking # 9549 0104 3301 7289 2360 68
ETA 11/06/2017

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Journal Entry 3 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, November 09, 2017

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Journal Entry 4 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, December 08, 2017

9 out of 10

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and read it all in one sitting. I haven't encountered too many books that depict trans children exploring their identity, and I think the manga format makes it more accessible to some readers.

I had also somehow missed in reviews that one of the first times the two main characters get to present as they would like is during a school play of The Rose of Versailles. I'm fond of the anime adaptation and have cosplayed as Oscar myself (photo attached!), so I was delighted to find a reference to others exploring gender through the lens of an old, lesser-known franchise!

My main quibble with this volume is that I was having trouble telling some of the characters apart, even with the little chart at the beginning. Several times I ended up flipping back to double-check who someone was and what their relationships to our main characters were.  

Journal Entry 5 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Released 4 mos ago (2/22/2018 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA


Sent out as part of the Wishlist Tag Game 

Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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The wishlist book arrived safely today - many thanks! I've wanted to read this one for some time, in large part due to the comments in its TV Tropes page.  

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