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Looking for a new genre? Want to read along with an amazing group of Japanese book lovers? Come on over and check out the Japanese Mystery Readathon group on Twitter or Instagram!
Next week, I’ll be reading Real World by Natsuo Kirino along with the group and you can join in on the fun as well. We will be doing reading sprints and chatting about the book while we’re going along in the Discord group. You can find all the informaiton need to join in on the Discord server by visiting their Twitter page.
The reading schedule is below as well as more information on this book.
- Tuesday, June 22nd: Chapters 1-2
- Wednesday, June 23rd: Chapters 3-4
- Thursday, June 24th: Chapters 5-6
- Friday, June 25th: Chapters 7-8
About the Book
In a crowded Tokyo suburb, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer. When one of them, Toshi, discovers that her next door neighbor has been brutally murdered, the girls suspect the killer is the neighbor’s son. But when he flees, taking Toshi’s bike and cell phone with him, the four girls get caught up in a tempest of dangers that rise from within them as well as from the world around them. Psychologically intricate and astute, Real World is a searing, eye-opening portrait of teenage life in Japan unlike any we have seen before.