Saturday 11 July 2020

Book Review: There Are Things I Can't Tell You by Mofumofu Edako (Manga / LGBT)

Title: There Are Things I Can't Tell You
Author: Mofumofu Edako
Publisher: TokyoPop
Publication Date: 21 July 2020
eBook - PDF
Manga / LGBT
ARC via NetGalley


Kasumi and Kyousuke are polar opposites when it comes to personality. Kasumi is reserved, soft-spoken and shy; Kyousuke is energetic and has always been popular among their peers. As the saying goes though, opposites have a tendency to attract, and these two have been fast friends since elementary school. To Kasumi, Kyousuke has always been a hero to look up to, someone who supports him and saves him from the bullies. But now, school is over; their relationship suddenly becomes a lot less simple to describe. Facing the world -- and one another -- as adults, both men find there are things they struggle to say out loud, even to each other.

Overall, I enjoyed There Are Things I Can't Tell You. Kasumi and Kyousuke were both engaging characters with distinctive personalities and flaws. I liked the way the story moved between past and present to show their history and how they reached their current point. The only thing that didn't quite work for me was their co-dependency, which felt a little too extreme at times. In terms of the artwork, I had no complaints. The panels were clear and the drawing style appealing. Recommend for fans of Boys Love manga.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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