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. The secondary characters take center stage in a refreshing volume of Boys Over Flowers.

Description: Tsukushi's friend Yuki is still fixated on Sojiro, a member of the F4. While struggling to understand him she immerses herself in a mysterious event from his past. Meanwhile, spies continue to track Tsukushi and Tsukasa's every move. The two of them will have to take some outlandish steps to outsmart the snoops and get some "alone time"!

Review: Volume 28 belongs to Yuki and Sojiro as Tsukushi and Tsukasa's ongoing relationship fades temporarily to the background. We witness Yuki visiting several buildings late at night in her city in search of something. While we don't know exactly what she is looking for, we can tell it is extremely important to her and Sojiro from Yuki's fierce dedication and concentration.
  The author gives us glimpses about Yuki's mission, but only Sojiro knows why and his ordinary cheery, happy-go-lucky self attitude slowly becomes serious, dark, and full of remorse. Sojiro's sudden change begins his back story as he relives his memory. Sojiro's back story is one of missed chances, regret, and the belief that one doesn't deserve love is what tugs at the heart strings. Now more than ever I really hope Yuki is able to change his mind about love, especially the emotions that involve intimacy. As we see Tsukushi and Tsukasa try and fight for their relationship, I really hope Sojiro and Yuki fight for a chance to have one. 

Rating: 4 stars

Words of Caution: There is some language and allusions to sexual encounters though not depicted in graphic details. Recommended to teens and up.

If you like this book try: Boys Over Flowers Vol 29 by Yoko Kamio, Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances by Masami Tsuda, Mars by Fuyumi Soryo
6 Responses
  1. Katie Cody Says:

    The character building in this series is great to see and the emotional roller coaster ride that these characters put you on is killing me!!!


  2. Oh he so needs to change his mind! Love the tension it is creating for you. :)


  3. Oh my mind is headed to dark places as far as Sojiro's past. Either something happened to him or he was part of something, witnessed something. I hope Yuki can help him, too!!


  4. I find it endlessly fascinating that manga can incorporate so many emotions and powerful story elements. From an outsider's perspective, I would never have guessed. As usual, thanks for sharing something new, Rummanah!


  5. Oooh...that back story sounds like something I'd like. Plus, it's nice when the main characters take a back seat in a series as long as this.


  6. Lauren D. Says:

    I love how invested you are in these relationships - I really need to start this series! I feel like I already know Tsukushi and Tsukasa just from reading your lovely reviews :-)


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