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Title:
Confidential confessions. Volume two
Author:
Momochi, Reiko.
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : Tokyopop, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
200 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
"This book is printed 'manga-style' in the authentic Japanese right-to-left format"--Colophon.

First published : Tokyo, Japan : Kodansha, Ltd., 2001.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 16 and up.
ISBN:
9781591823940
Format :
Book

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Confidential Confessions is a shocking new manga series that deals with many of the hard-hitting issues that teens face today. Using emotionally moving storylines and multi-dimensional characters, each groundbreaking volume tackles such topics as teen prostitution, rape, HIV, stalkers, suicide, and sexual harassment. Enlightening without being preachy, Confidential Confessions is like a modern-day manga version of the After School Special!


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In each entry of this six-book series, a different teenaged girl struggles with a serious issue; earlier volumes dealt with suicide, prostitution, and sexual harassment. This third volume features chubby high schooler Kyoko, who turns to speed when faced with pressure from her father to improve her grades and get into a prestigious university. Though the drug allows her to stay up studying late and lose weight, she becomes addicted and enters a sordid drug underworld that takes a toll on her and her family. In the back-up story, Ayumi is afraid that her boyfriend, a young boxer, is pulling away from her for the sake of his career. These realistic cautionary tales end in hope and tragedy in generally equal measure. Though occasionally preachy, at their best they can be compelling and provide food for thought. Momochi's artwork is effective and reminiscent of that in such manga as Kare Kano and Mars. There's some minor nudity and a good deal of sexual suggestiveness, so Tokyopop has rightly rated it for kids 16 and older. For mid-sized and larger collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.