Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2

Title: Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2
Series: Orange: Complete Collection #2
Author: Ichigo Takano 
Illustrator: Amber Tamosaitis 
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Seven Seas 
Format: Paperback
Age Group: Young Adult

Naho immediately feels a connection to the new boy who has transferred to her class. Kakeru is calm, kind, and seems to like Naho as well. But their relationship gets thrown for a loop when Naho receives a letter from the future. The letter explains that Kakeru will die unless Naho does exactly as the letter says. But changing fate is no easy task. When the letter starts to get things wrong, Naho worries that she will still lose Kakeru forever. Luckily, Naho has her friends to back her up. Not only do they want to see Naho and Kakeru get together, they also have time-traveling letters of their own...

If you know me, then you know that I am not that big on manga or graphic novels as I should be. or at least that is what my friends have told me. So I decided to take a chance with this collection. It seemed to not be that long, it had that contemporary feel too it, but what I wasn't ready for was the rawness that it brings with every word but more importantly with every image.

Continuing from where we left off in the story with Naho and her friends working together to save the new kid in class, Kakeru from taking his life. Well that is what they have been told he would do from letters they have received from their future selfs. Now I know you are wondering, I thought this was contemporary, it is but in a different light.

Ichigo and Amber brilliantly convey the emotions of these six teenagers as they face their inner turmoils, their friendship, there overall time together. The emotions were there with every word and by the end I had tears streaming down my face but they were not tears of sadness but tears of happiness.

Was this a good decision to read this? Yes! Am I interested in reading more manga? Yes! Should you all read this? Most definitely! Orange, for me, has been an adventure that I am lucky to have taken. I feel like I have six new friends for me in my life and they are friends I will never forget.

I give this book 5 souls!

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