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Friday, November 11, 2011

The Flower of Life Volume One by Fumi Yoshinaga


Summary:
Forced to enroll one month late after recovering from a serious illness, Harutaro does his best to remain optimistic about enrolling in a new school. The other students try to make Haru feel welcome – especially his chubby, loveable pal, Shota – but Kai Majima, president of the manga club and all-around hard case, seems intent on making Harutaro’s high school life a living nightmare. Join Harutaro as he makes new friends, learns to draw manga and discovers surprising facts about his “kinda gay” teacher!
Summary taken from goodreads.com

I'm starting to think that Manga will always be hits or misses with me. I really thought this one would be better because  though it's still a Teen manga it was more mature. Unfortunately the only thing to save this volume from a one star rating was the artwork. If it weren't for the artistry I doubt that I would have even finished this one.
The story was odd. It seemed very much like Yoshinaga was trying to hard to make the story seem more real. Sadly she just couldn't pull it off in my opinion. I found the story to be very flawed, it stopped and started with the frequency of a jackhammer. The characters were boring and I found the whole school setting to be dull.

I was so disappointed in this one that though I do have the next two volumes checked out of the library I doubt that I will be reading it. I don't recommend it to anyone but I strongly advise borrowing it from your local library to try it out before you buy it.
Due to the art work which was lovely I give this
 ★  1/2.

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