Mata, onaji yume o mite ita

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Yoru Sumino: Mata, onaji yume o mite ita (Japanese language, 2016)

257 pages

Japanese language

Published Nov. 10, 2016

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4 stars (1 review)

A friendless young girl encounters a high schooler who cuts her wrists, a woman insultingly called "Abazure", an old lady living on her own, and another "girl" with a short cut-off tail. Where can their happiness be found? A story for everyone who has something they would like to " do over", and whose "now" isn't going so well.

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4 stars

Nanoka is a very bright child, so she feels it’s only natural that the other stupid kids in her class don’t include her. After all, who needs friends their own age, when she has far superior friends outside of school! With that very group of unusual friends she goes on to discuss what it means to find happiness.

This was a novel that really surprised me with how simply it was written. Although it doesn't have furigana, the language is easy and the book only uses a limited vocabulary.

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  • Fiction
  • Social isolation
  • Women
  • Girls
  • Female friendship


  • Japan