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The Resource The flowers of evil, Volume 1, by Shuzo Oshimi

The flowers of evil, Volume 1, by Shuzo Oshimi

Label
The flowers of evil, Volume 1
Title
The flowers of evil
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
by Shuzo Oshimi
Title variation
Flowers of evil 1
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Takao Kasuga is a bookworm. And his favorite book right now is Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil. While the young man may often be seen lost in thought as he rabidly consumes page after page, Takao is not much of a student. Actually when we are first introduced to the middle school teen, we find him sneaking some reading as he receives and F on a recent language exam. Nakagawa is known as the class bully. When she is not receiving zeros she is usually muttering profanities to those around her. While she doesn't care for books or their readers, she does have a thing for troublemakers. Takao may not be one, but having read over his shoulder a few times, she knows he is not very innocent. If anything he is bored and aware of it. Together, by chance, they shake up their entire rural community as Takao tries to break out of his shell in a random moment of passion and affection...not directed towards Nakamura. And contrary to Takao's predictions, the girl he was falling for, Nanako Saeki, responds by eventually accepting the bibliophile for who he is. Or at least, who she thinks he is. And therein lies the conflict. Takao is not a hero. He is not trouble-maker, either. He is a regular teen who through equal moments of cowardice and chivalry takes a long step towards adulthood as he desperately tries to cover up a dark secret. Takao Kusuga has stolen an item precious to someone he is attracted to, and if he doesn't form a "contract" with his new best friend, she is going to tell" -- from publisher's web site
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Summary
Misanthropic middle schooler Takao Kasuga, who finds solace in the writings of Baudelaire, finds his life taking a turn for the worse when he is blackmailed by the oddest girl in class, who threatens to tell everyone about his crush
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10155910
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oshimi, Shūzō
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Flowers of evil
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Middle school students
  • Teenagers
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The flowers of evil, Volume 1, by Shuzo Oshimi
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn776777610
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
202 p.
Isbn
9781935654469
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)776777610
Label
The flowers of evil, Volume 1, by Shuzo Oshimi
Publication
Control code
ocn776777610
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
202 p.
Isbn
9781935654469
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)776777610

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