Eriko Ichimura is a pretty invisible girl at her high school, so she spends most of her time writing out fantasies on Twitter. She pretends to have a super-hot boyfriend who is strangely very similar to Ohmi-san,a boy at her school who is always surrounded by doting females or having his clothing stolen. When Ichimura accidentally drops her phone where Ohmi can get to it, he finds her Twitter page and reads most of her tweets. The two start an unsteady acquaintanceship that mostly involves Ohmi teasing her or leaving her with half-formed ideas that she could interpret as romantic advances. Ichimura also makes a friend over a review she posts for the library, but she’s worried Sara-Chan is using her to get close to Ohmi. Her fears are unfounded, but that doesn’t stop Ohmi from being strangely protective of Ichimura. In a moment of weakness, Ichimura asks Ohmi to go to the summer festival together, and to her shock, he agrees!
So first off, I don’t think “Pervy” is quite the right word in English, and it being in the synopsis and throughout the book really pushed me away from this title for a while. Most of the time, Eriko is being boy-crazy or just fantasizing about having a boyfriend. Her twitter alter-ego and made-up boyfriend go on dates, hold hands, kiss, etc. At one point when her and her friend go to a lingerie shop, it does inspire a tweet about her imaginary boyfriend wanting a bra that would be easy to take off, but that’s about as risqué as it gets. The relationship between Eriko and Ohmi is also pretty innocent and sort of sweet, as both of them deep down want someone who is going to take the time to get to know them. Hopefully, readers and buyers won't get a totally wrong impression of this first volume.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Publication Date: December 14, 2021
ISBN: 9781646513178 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Romance, School Life, Friendship, Kodansha
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