Wandering Son

Wandering Son

Volume Three

Graphic Novel - 2012
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As shown in the first two volumes of this acclaimed series, Shuichi and hisfriend Yoshino have a secret: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, andYoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy. But one day, abruptly, their secret isexposed, and the two find themselves the target of sixth-grade cruelty. Theirfriendship is strained, as Yoshino makes a half-hearted effort at being a"normal girl"... and their mentor, Yuki, reveals the harder reality of beingtransgendered. Meanwhile, Shuichi's sister, Maho, realizes her dream of becominga model, and drags Shuichi along for the ride. Shuichi meets another boy whowants to be a girl, and finds himself on an arranged date with a boy who doesn'tknow that the girl he has a crush on is actually a boy. After an unhurried,almost leisurely buildup that give us an opportunity to get to know andunderstand our protagonists, artist Shimura picks up the pace in this latestvolume, with tears and laughs aplenty.
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, [2012]
ISBN: 9781606995334
1606995332
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Shimu
Characteristics: iii, 219 p. : ill. (some col.)

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2kool4skool
Jun 19, 2015

I think this book is kind of the point in the series where the base is solidly down and now the more unpredictable and important drama starts to unfold. Still gets pretty uncomfortable in some scenes, and still not liking the portrayal of the adult friend characters.

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krims123
Jan 20, 2014

A great book. In this volume, the book shows people what happens to gay people if they were ever found out. The author was pretty accurate in expressing the reaction of people as being gay is frowned upon in most Asian countries.

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