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. Volume 19 is filled with over the top silliness but it also shows character development in Tsukasa, a character that I don't particularly love but holds my curiosity.

Description: When Tsukushi is left homeless, she has no choice but to become a maid in the mansion of her one-and-off boyfriend, Tsukasa. Not only that, but she becomes his own personal maid! Her duties include the dreaded task of waking him up in the morning, a job normally left to three people. Then Tsukasa orders her to come to his room unseen at midnight, causing Tsukushi to panic. Will this pull bring them closer together or push them further apart?

Review: Romance takes the stage with this volume of Boys Over Flowers. Tsukushi and Tsukasa are in a very awkward situation. Now that Tsukushi's home is destroyed, she finds solace in Tsukasa's mansion but she refuses to be a burden on his family. She insists to work for the shelter and food, but she is not prepared to take on the role the senior housekeeper gives her: to be Tsukasa's personal maid!
  Interestingly enough Tsukasa does not want Tsukushi as his maid and puts up a fight to give Tsukushi another job. Tsukasa doesn't want Tsukushi to be treated as a servant and this is a real change in his behavior and attitude. The old Tsukasa we've met in the first installments of this manga would have relished the thought of bossing Tsukushi to do his bidding, seizing every opportunity to show his power and superiority. The new Tsukasa is less focused on stature and wants to show Tsukushi is that he is more than the average stuck up, spoiled rich boy and that is capable of being a serious relationship.
  It takes Tsukushi a while to notice the change in Tsukasa's behavior. She always expects the worst of him, but she does admit that he is really trying to change. She even likes the sensitive and playful Tsukasa, but will he remain this way? And if he is still persistent of wanting to be in a relationship with him, will she say yes?

Rating: 3.5 stars

Words of Caution: There is some language and crude humor. Recommended for teens and adults.

If you like this book try: Boys Over Flowers Vol 20 by Yoko Kamio, Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances by Masami Tsuda, Mars by Fuyumi Soryo


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5 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    Did I miss the volume where things with the fiance didn't work out? Didn't his mother setup an engagement for him or something? Or am I mixing up my mangas? It's entirely possible I am:) Glad Tsukasa makes a little headway in showing he's not the spoiled rich boy everyone assumes him to be!

  2. Always have fun with your manga reviews. So need to try one of these! Also, will get your e-mail back shortly. I haven't dove into it yet today... :)

  3. Anonymous Says:

    It seems like Tsukasa is becoming a more admirable character with each one of your Boys Over Flowers reviews, and I do love when a character grows and changes for the better over the course of a series. Great review! :-)

  4. Oh, I hope he behave himself long enough for her to fall in love with him. It sure would make her life easier. Though I can't believe his mother isn't making life miserable for her. At least not yet.

  5. I definitely need to catch up to this series. I really am curious to see how Tsukasa changes, especially since he's pretty awful in the first few volumes.

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