Tuesday 10 August 2021

Book Review: The Summer of You (My Summer of You Vol. 1) by Furuya Nagisa (Manga/BL/Contemporary)

Title: The Summer of You (My Summer of You Vol. 1)
Author: Furuya Nagisa
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: 1 June 2021
Pages: 266
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Manga / BL / Contemporary
Source: ARC via NetGalley

A wistful summer blossoms between two high-school boys finding themselves and each other through a shared love of movies in this moving, dramatic, two-volume BL romance series, perfect for fans of Seven Days, Given, or I Hear the Sunspot.

Chiharu Saeki and Wataru Toda are two high school students who share a common hobby: They love to watch movies. After they meet, they become fast friends, until one day, when Chiharu confesses his love for Wataru. Wataru says that Chiharu's confession doesn't bother him, and the boys continue throughout their summer, going to pilgrimages to see film spots from their favorite movies. But the more time he spends with Chiharu, Wataru realizes that he may not only be as unaffected by Chiharu's confession as he claimed to be, but those feelings may also be mutual...


The Summer of You was a sweet, slow-burn BL manga in which the story and action still moved along at a good pace. Chiharu and Wataru were both delightful characters who came across well, and their relationship was believable and nicely developed throughout. The illustration style, too, was pleasing, with all scenes highly legible and visually appealing. I would certainly been keen to read on in Volume 2. Recommended to fans of slow burn, contemporary BL manga. It gets 5 stars from me.

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

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