Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You ~ Paperback ~ Karuho Shiina
Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine...for a horror movie. Nicknamed Sadako after the haunting movie character, everyone is afraid to come near her for fear of being cursed. But her whole life changes when she befriends the most popular boy in class, Shota Kazehaya. As Sawako and her friends strive toward bright futures, can their high school relationships last? Sawako forges an unlikely friendship with Kurumi while studying for college entrance exams, but she and Kazehaya spend less time together than ever. Meanwhile, Chizu is so broken up about Ryu leaving that she finally confesses her true feelings. And Yano wants to confess something to Kento he won't want to hear...Author BiographyKaruho Shiina was born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. Though Kimi ni Todoke is only her second series following many one-shot stories, it has already racked up accolades from various "Best Manga of the Year" lists. Winner of the 2008 Kodansha Manga Award for the shojo category, Kimi ni Todoke also placed fifth in the first-ever Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) contest in 2008. In Japan, an animated TV series debuted in October 2009, and a live-action film released in 2010.