Fruits Basket

BY Natsuki Takaya

Takaya, Natsuki; Fruits Basket Vol 1

Publisher: TokyoPop
Publication date: 10-Feb-2004
Format: paperback
Pages: 211
Series: Fruits Basket
Genres: Manga
ISBN: 9781591826033
Source: Library
Rating: 4-5 stars

A family with an ancient curse…

And the girl who will change their lives forever…

Tohru Honda was an orphan with no place to go until the mysterious Sohma family offered her a place to call home. Now her ordinary high school life is turned upside down as she’s introduced to the Sohma’s world of magical curses and family secrets. -Goodreads

REVIEW

This is the most adorable manga ever! It has so many cute moments, on the other hand it also has a lot of tragic events. I definitely recommend the entire series. I was laughing and giggling with the adorable moments and was literally crying through others. This is probably the first manga that has made me cry (particularly around volume 16) . What I love about this series is that we are introduced to a large cast of character in which each has their own distinctive personalities. [[Side note, my favorite zodiac member is Momiji. He’s adorable and transforms into a bunny :)]]

I can’t stress enough how amazing this series is. I’m even content with the ending, which usually isn’t the case with manga and me. Not only is it adorable, but the pasts and lives of each character deliver messages to the reader. The most important of which, at least I believe, is that everyone has a history you don’t know about, so you shouldn’t assume that they are always happy and always behave a specific way. As humans, we live based on our experiences. Sometimes we rebel because of those experiences, and other times we revert into ourselves because of them. So it is important to empathize with others.

So overall, read it if you haven’t yet. I’m sure your library has a copy, if not inter-library loan it because it’s great. (To non-American readers, I’m not sure about your availability to it, but you should try to get it anyway.)

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