Graphic Novel - 2013
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In the spring of 1998, Koichi Sakakibara transfers into Class 3-3 at Yomiyama North Middle School. But little does he know...his new class has a horrible secret. When he takes his seat in class for the first day of school, Koichi is unsettled by his fearful classmates. Despite this atmosphere and warnings from fellow students, Koichi is drawn to the beautiful, distant Mei Misaki, another classmate. But the closer he tries to get to her, the more mysterious she and their class become. And when a fellow student dies a disturbing death - the first of a long chain of deaths - Koichi seeks to learn the truth behind the curse of Class 3-3. But can he get answers before the curse kills him?
Publisher: New York, NY :, Yen Press,, 2013.
Edition: First Yen Press edition.
ISBN: 9780316245913
Branch Call Number: GN AYAT
Characteristics: 660 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm


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Jul 20, 2018

i haven't read it yet but i read the ratings and it makes this book sound so wonderful i'll be sure to tell you my ratings once i have finished it

Aug 08, 2017

Final Destination
If you liked those movies
check this one out, basically that
but with horror and mystery.
A must read for any mystery and horror fans

Jul 26, 2016

I really enjoyed this book! The terror, suspense, spine tingling twists, well developed characters, and the gruesomeness combine to create a perfect manifestation of a true horror novel. I would have loved if the author formed a romance between Koichi and Mei, which I would probably have given the book a perfect 5. Other than that, by far, my most favourite horror fiction of all time; highly recommended!

Jun 21, 2016

I am in love with this book. Well written and great characters. The story had me hooked from the beginning. The best part is that there is no bad language in the book (however there is bad language in the anime - not sure why - boo).

Aug 04, 2015

This is more of a psychological thriller than an actual horror novel, though the original novel was actually horror. In any case, it's fairly entertaining. It takes its darn sweet time building up suspense and development though, which made me a little impatient. =P Sometimes it's also a little hard to follow, but if you review the information from time to time, you should be fine. I'd actually rate it a 3.5, but it gets an extra 1/2 star for great art.

May 21, 2015

This book was just spooky enough and just mysterious enough to give me the heebie jeebies when reading it alone in the dark. The mystery part of it really carries the reader along. I was surprised it was cataloged as an adult fiction book since the setting is middle school with middle school students as the primary characters, but once I got into it I understood why. It was refreshing to read a book that wasn't a YA novel in Western culture that still had teens as the main characters without it being a serious drama (I really dislike sad stories). As soon as I finished, I had to check out the graphic novel version, which happens to be just as thick if not thicker!


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Jul 28, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Several scenes are extremely brutal, violent, and gory that may even make an adult cringe with fright. Read with caution.

Jun 21, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are several intensely violent scenes in the book after all it's about a curse. The end is particularly intense.


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Jul 26, 2016

LukeTabidze thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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