LIFE Volume 1 by Keiko Suenobu
(Life (Tokyopop))

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Ayumu Shiiba is studying for the all-important high school entrance exams. She is struggling to get by, but thankfully has help from her best friend Shii-chan, who is at the top of their class. Test results come back and their friendship falls apart when Ayumu surpasses Shii-chan’s scores and gets into her high school of choice while Shii-chan doesn't! Losing Shii-chan is so painful for Ayumu that she starts cutting her wrists for comfort. Hoping for a fresh start, Ayumu arrives at her new high school and finally opens up to a new friend, Manami. But will Manami prove to be the friend that Ayumu truly needs or send her further in a downward spiral?
 

About Keiko Suenobu

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In of spite her age Keiko Suenobu is a veteran and decorated comic artist. Accepted around the globe for her thrilling and often tragic tales of modern day high school girl troubles, Suenobu is considered to be one of the most challenging comic artists in the business. Born in 1979 in the southern Japan town of North Kyushu, this shojo (girls) comicker is a graduate of the prestigious University of Tsukuba (a university known for it's ties to the sciences and economics). Suenobu graduated with a degree in Arts with a focus on Mass Media. In 2006, Suenobu won the Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shojo for her work on the series LIFE.












Author Hometown: North Kyushu, Japan
 
Published April 11, 2006 by TokyoPop. 216 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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