The Resource A devil and her love song, Vol 1, story and art by Miyoshi Tomori ; [English adaptation, Ysabet MacFarlane ; translation, JN Productions]

A devil and her love song, Vol 1, story and art by Miyoshi Tomori ; [English adaptation, Ysabet MacFarlane ; translation, JN Productions]

Label
A devil and her love song, Vol 1
Title
A devil and her love song
Title number
Vol 1
Statement of responsibility
story and art by Miyoshi Tomori ; [English adaptation, Ysabet MacFarlane ; translation, JN Productions]
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Maria's frank nature gains her more enemies at her new school, but her angelic singing voice inadvertently catches the attention of Yusuke Kanda and Shin Meguro. Can these boys mend her hardened heart, or will they just end up getting scorched?"--P. [4] of cover
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A devil and her love song
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Meet Maria Kawai—she’s gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes her sharp tongue, it’s no wonder some consider her to be the very devil! Maria’s difficult ways even get her kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace... Maria’s frank nature gains her more enemies at her new school, but her angelic singing voice inadvertently catches the attention of Yusuke Kanda and Shin Meguro. Can these boys mend her hardened heart, or will they just end up getting scorched? -- Publisher description
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Review
  • Grades 8-12 Maria’s blunt nature and intolerance for hypocrisy make her the target of bullies at her new school, but two boys—prickly Shin and cheerful Kanda—each decide to be her friend despite what other students think. Tomori tweaks the “cute boy saves the lonely girl” plotline by making Maria a difficult person to like, resulting in a story with depth beneath a fluffy shojo facade. Maria is a fairly tragic character, unable to integrate easily with society and always dealing with assumptions that people make about her. As she says, “When you fall from grace once, you’re a screw-up forever.” Even though Shin and Kanda are only beginning to be developed in this first volume, it seems likely that they, too, each have their own troubles to face. Tomori’s art has typical shojo elements—large eyes, cute boys, sailor uniforms—but Maria’s deadpan love for adorably frilly clothes will likely lead to humorous moments in future volumes. A fine start to a not-too-long series (13 volumes) that will fit nicely in most teen collections. -- Wildsmith, Snow (Reviewed 04-15-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 16, p50)
  • Gr 7 – 10 — Maria is a talented vocalist who is forced to enroll at the local public high school, and she soon discovers that her reputation precedes her. The rumors have already started about why she got expelled from her prestigious private school. Students are staying away from her, but not making an effort to hide their preconceived impressions. They gather in groups and whisper things about her while she is walking by, making it clear that they already don't like her. Yusuke and Shin, however, are intrigued by the mystery that is Maria. Did she really beat up a teacher? Where does that amazing voice come from and why is she singing "Amazing Grace?" The art is crafted in a way that shows that Maria stands out not only in talent, but also in looks, creating yet another reason for the girls to be jealous of her. While her reputation makes her sound spiteful and capable of cruel things, she is illustrated as sweet and innocent. The story ends leaving readers wanting to know the truth about her; they are sure to ask for future volumes in the series.—Jessica Lorentz Smith, Bend Senior High School, OR --Jessica Lorentz Smith (Reviewed July 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 7, p104)
Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, 2013.
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10119635
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Rated T for teen
Language note
Translated from Japanese
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Series statement
Devil and her love song
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adolescent
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Vol. 1
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story & art by Miyoshi Tomori
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Devil and her love song 12
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A devil and her love song, Vol 1, story and art by Miyoshi Tomori ; [English adaptation, Ysabet MacFarlane ; translation, JN Productions]
Publication
Note
  • This book reads from right to left
  • "First published in Japan in 2006 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo"--T.p. verso
Control code
744290086
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
Shojo Beat ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781421541648
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

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