|Ao haru ride 1 (Ao Haru Ride (Manga))
Author: Sakisaka, Io
Futaba Yoshioka has encountered her first love again in high school, but he seems different from the boy she once knew. Futaba wonders what happened between Kou and Yuri, but she's still determined to find out more about Kou's past and why he won't allow others to get close to him. In manga graphic novel format.
|Trant, Inori Fukuda
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2019 Gr 7 Up-Futaba Yoshioka has always disliked boys, finding them rough and loud. But Kou Tanaka had a gentle side that she could not ignore, and by the end of the school year her feelings for him grew into love. They were supposed to meet before going to a summer festival together, but Tanaka never showed up, and later Futaba learned that he moved away. Over the next few years, Futaba reinvents herself, becoming the kind of girl that other girls like, even though it means that her new friends are shallow. When the boy she once loved suddenly moves back to her neighborhood, they must decide if their feelings can be rekindled. But over the years, they both made choices about how they wanted to appear to other people. If Futaba and Kou do want to form a connection, they will have to take down the walls they put up around themselves. The soft, ethereal artwork complements this sweet and moving story about the innocence of first love. VERDICT For fans of thoughtful and romantic manga, and readers who enjoy stories about characters learning to trust each other and themselves.-Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.