Middle school students Nishikata and Takagi sit next to each other in class. Takagi, who is in love with Nishikata, enjoys teasing him with embarrassing pranks and jokes. In response, Nishikata creates plans to get his revenge, but they always fail when she identifies his weaknesses and capitalizes on them.
We’re reading this as the Absolute Beginner Book Club. This book club aims to help readers who are new to native Japanese content successfully read their first book. It helps if you have finished Genki 1, but don’t be put off if you haven’t yet. You might need to look up more vocab and grammar if you haven’t, but we try to help each other by compiling a shared vocab list and answering each other’s questions. So in short, everyone is most welcome to join!
We create a new discussion thread for each chapter. In those threads we discuss everything from vocab and grammar to the characters and story. We try to help each other by contributing to the shared vocab list, by answering each other’s questions and by keeping each other motivated
We will start reading on 1 May, so if you want a physical copy it’s best to order it as soon as possible.
|Start date||Chapter||Page numbers||Page count|
|1 May||1: 消しゴム||4-18||15|
|8 May||2: プール||20-34||15|
|15 May||3: 変顔||36-50||15|
|22 May||4: 筋トレ||52-66||15|
|29 May||5: 空き缶||69-84||16|
|5 June||6: 日直||86-100||15|
|12 June||7: 傘||102-116||15|
|19 June||8: 風邪||118-132||15|
|26 June||9: 本屋さん||134-148||15|
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