Rummanah Aasi
  Manga Mondays is a meme hosted by Alison at Alison Can Read where bloggers can share their passion for reading mangas. It's a great place to get new manga titles to try and to meet new bloggers. Melodrama comes full force in Volume 6 of Boys Over Flowers.

Description: Could Tsukushi really fall under Tsukasa Domyoji's spell? Desire and jealousy collide as the crazed Tsukasa seeks revenge on behalf of Tsukushi. Rui Hanazawa surprises everyone with his return from France. Just when you think Tsukasa's mixture of cruelty and compassion is as perplexing as ever, something even stranger happens.

Review: The running theme through the sixth volume of Boys Over Flowers is confusion. Domyoji alternates between being really sweet by taking care of Tsukushi's scrapes and bruises and extremely smothering by self declaring they are a couple. Unfortunately Tsukushi doesn't a get a moment to catch her breath and process the huge, three words that Domyoji drops on her. She is not sure how she feels about Domyoji, sure he came to her rescue when everyone was against her but he is also the one who practically started everything in the first place? I can understand Tsukushi's conflicted emotions. I too see-sawed between liking Domyoji and yelling at him to back off. Thankfully Tsukushi voices her opinion on not being required to follow Domyjoi around like a puppy.
  To matters even more complicated Rui is back from France. His quiet, loner demeanor has completely changed. He flirts freely now and can easily talk to people around him, especially girls. Later in this volume we find out what truly happened in France. While I do feel sorry for Rui I wonder why he has taken an interest in Tsukushi now? Is she just a rebound girl for him? Many more questions are asked when Rui and Tsukushi are found in compromising positions. What's next for our feisty heroine? Who will win her heart? Can you still cheat on someone even though you are not technically linked to another person? I hope to get more answers in the next volume!

Rating: 3 stars

Words of Caution: There is some sexual innuendo and minor language. Recommended for teens.

If you like this book try: Boys Over Flowers Vol. 7 by Yoko Kamio, Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances by Masami Tsuda, Mars by Fuyumi Soryo
3 Responses
  1. Anne Bennett Says:

    It is so hard to keep up with all the Manga out there and to determine if my school library can afford another series. Kids do love them, though. What do you think? Is this series worthy of a high school library or not?


  2. I was hoping to get back to Manga Mondays this week but it didn't happen. Next week. It does seem like every series has several volumes that are pure confusion. It's frustrating although I suppose they need to move the plot along and there are only so many ways of doing that. i don't mind as long as it's a brief confusion and the subsequent volumes make more sense.


  3. @Anne: I think it's hard to evaluate manga like we generally do with other books since the series is much longer. From what I've researched this manga series is very popular, has won awards, and is now complete at 46 volumes. From what I read so far, I think I would consider buying this series for my library.

    @Alison: I really hope the confusion is straightened it out soon especially when the last volume was so strong. *Fingers crossed*


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