Love at Fourteen, Vol. 1

Love at Fourteen Vol Middle schoolers Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are mature beyond their years perfect model students admired from afar by classmates and teachers alike But when school s out these two childhood

  • Title: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 1
  • Author: Fuka Mizutani Yoshito Hinton Lys Blakeslee
  • ISBN: 9780316336659
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Middle schoolers Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are mature beyond their years, perfect model students admired from afar by classmates and teachers alike But when school s out, these two childhood friends can let loose as average fourteen year olds, fresh in the throes of puberty, adolescence and the persistent, bittersweet pangs of first love.

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    1. Sweet little manga about two model students, Tanaka and Yoshikawa. They’ve been close friends, but this school year, they realize they’re… noticing each other. A lot. For much of the they’re pretending they don’t like each other in public (for reasons I don’t completely understand) while sharing sweet and slightly awkward moments in empty classrooms or away from school.The combination of big arcs with intermissions and mini-comics was fun. The art isn’t anything to write home about [...]

    2. Ah, this is a Josei. This explains the lack of manufactured drama, romantic or otherwise.So where to start with this book?This manga is a look back at first love through rose-colored glasses. No drama. No "does he, doesn't he?" Just sweet, fluffy, rose-colored glasses.This is the story of Tanaka and Kazuki. They like each other. They hang out. They're sort of going out. Their school personas get in the way of them being all lovey dovey in class.So far, the story is tooth achingly sweet and adora [...]

    3. Love at Fourteen was a fun story, but not exactly thrilling. It keeps your interest, but the difference between the main protagonists and almost everyone else is too much to believe or take seriously. This will be discussed more in detail.The tale is about two students, Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa, who are in middle-school and are revered by the other students for their air of maturity, good grades, and so forth. They are, in fact, unbeknownst to most folks, childhood friends who hide the [...]

    4. I found this at my library. It was a bit slow and hard to follow at times. There are a few issues I had, but overall it was a cute little contemporary.

    5. The book, Love at Fourteen, tells about two middle schoolers, Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa, that are experiencing love at just fourteen. As they enter school again and see the changes, physically and mentally, that all their friends and them have made over the summer, both Kanata and Kazuki can see that they are ahead of everyone else. Kanata and Kazuki are smart, good students, and admired by their fellow peers. As the school year progresses they start to notice each other and start to ta [...]

    6. ( ~ Rating 1 through 10 ~)Story: ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡Characters: ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡Art: ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡Enjoyment: ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

    7. 3.5, rounded downI think other reviews I'd read in various places got my hopes up a little high. Love At Fourteen is cute and an enjoyable read, but didn't quite reach the hype I'd seen for it.What I don't fully understand is why Kanata abd Kazuki don't want to be seen together. The manga repeats over and over how mature they are, and it's shown over and over how their classmates admire them. I can assume it's because they don't want any rumors about their relationship being spread, but this isn [...]

    8. 4.5Love at Fourteen is bigger than other mangas and has a few more coloured pages than the others which is completely new to me and trust me it did not go unappreciated.This is the first installment to a very sweet, yet unconventional story. Our main characters are low-key "mature" students being cool, calm and collected in their school environment. Outside of school however they're just like any other fourteen year old that likes to mess around and play silly games. Kanata and Kazuki (the names [...]

    9. ~4/5I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I started this—mainly how mature it would be, or how cute it would be. I was sure it would be good, though, and it was.Kanata and Kazuki are mature for their age, and they put on a more conservative and serene air when at school with their classmates. When together, they’re themselves, more goofy and relaxed. And slowly falling for each other.This makes it increasingly hard for them to figure out how to act, having the two worlds intersect, mixing [...]

    10. Review for volumes 1-3:Cute, weird and different art style kinda reminds me of Yotsuba or some other older manga. Definitely good for younger readers as even kissing is implied/off panel/obscured. Sweet story with main characters who act mature at school and now have reputations as mature, good students, etc - but they're tired of it and want to goof off and act their age sometimes, too - plus romantic tension. It kept being cute through the volumes I read. Pretty good and entertaining, not all [...]

    11. Wow, wow, wow! This series is so good and so cute!! It seems to perfectly capture highschool romance. It reminds me a lot of Kare Kano because it's a highschool romance between two model students who don't act like model students out of school. The difference here is they acknowledge that who they pretend to be might be who they actually, which was a nice change. I think the high school elements are really well done and authentic, they reminded me a lot of my own highschool romance! I think the [...]

    12. Actual Rating: 5 Stars!!The cover of this manga instantly attracted me. It seemed innocent, sweet, and like a slice-of-life story, which is exactly what this is. I loved it. A lot. I really want to find the other volumes and continue on with the series. I already found myself falling in love with these sweet, precious characters.

    13. It is a cute manga that reads very quickly. Two students who are trying to keep their relationship secret. They are also just learning how to love, so in a lot of ways it is a sweet, cute manga which will take older readers back to their youth. Something tells me things will get more mature and dramatic as more books are put out.

    14. Cute and enjoyable. Though I'm not too sure why they are considered so mature by their classmates. Or why they feel like they have to hide the fact that they are dating. Maybe it'll be explained in the next volume.

    15. A great book about the wonders of first love between two characters who act mature on the outside but are wild on the inside.

    16. How cute could this manga be? This is the first time I read a shoujo where the relationship between the Boy and the Girl is already established, so we do not have to go through all the drama of 'I think I like you, do you like me too?' stuff. Tanaka and Yoshikawa are so sweet! They have to pretend in front of the others that they are mature (I am not sure why, but it doesn't matter), so they barely talk to each other in class. But when they are alone they love to talk to each other and spend tim [...]

    17. This was super cute! I picked it up from my local bookstore a few weeks ago, thinking it sounded like something I'd enjoy, and, though I wasn't completely sold at first, I was so so right! This shoujo manga is a bit unconventional, as the main protagonists are already "together" and know how they feel about each other. It's a nice change though, as having to wait most of a series for the pair to confess their feelings to each other is quite agonizing and, sometimes, annoying.Kanata and Kazuki ar [...]

    18. While the drawings are nothing special (looking so much like other manga, it justifies many people’s contention that “manga is all the same”), the story is a narrow spotlight on the angst, melodrama and anxiety that attends adolescence between two friends. The churning uncertainty, the burgeoning romance (while the two are still reluctant to consider themselves anything but “friends”) and the nervous determination to keep others from seeing them being too intimate are all beautifully l [...]

    19. I love this book. I enjoy young love/first love stories and this book personifies the purity of that special relationship many first loves get to experience or the special love that few get to experience because it's sadly rare. The only (and I mean only complaint) I have about this volume is that I'd like to see a little more about why they decide that their maturity means they must hide their affection for one another. As the story progresses into volume 2 it becomes more obvious that it could [...]

    20. Received through First Reads giveaway in February 2015. Thank you very much! It's a cute story. The drawing style seems simplistic but very beautiful at the same time, it showcases the feeling of the story very well. I think the slow pace works here, after all at its heart this is a slice-of-life school romance. It does have comparatively little conversation but I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. It is reminiscent of middle school days where you were finding your true self and at [...]

    21. This was the epitome of just ok for me. I finished reading this and instantly felt like I missed something. I flipped through to make sure I hadn't skipped something. Maybe I'm not used to manga but this felt like it had little to no continuity or plot and if this was supposed to be "slice of life" manga then the story was very boring. I don't think I was the intended audience for this so while I didn't hate it and found the story compelling enough to finish reading it, I didn't like it much. An [...]

    22. Great start to a sweet romanceThis first volume of Love at Fourteen is a wonderful introduction to some interesting characters. The realistic progression of the young couple's relationship (from class idols who are really childhood friends who act more mature at school than they do when they hang out after school, to a boyfriend and girlfriend who realize that the 'mature act' they have been putting on has become their actual personality and that childhood friend from yesterday looks a bit diffe [...]

    23. Received through First Reads giveaway in January 2015. Thank you. Very cute story. It's slow (very necessarily so considering the age) romance. It has comparatively little conversation, a lot of information is given through the images, which is great. If you like slow paced stories, pick this one up. The translation overall is very good. I had just one problem with it in the use of the word "piggyback" as a verb. It sounds very awkward and probably should be changed to read smoother in a later [...]

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