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I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

Keep Wandering

Wandering Son Vol. 8 (Vol. 8)  (Wandering Son) - Shimura Takako

Wandering Son continues with it's beautiful illustrations and wonderful storytelling into the 8th volume, the kids are now entering 8th grade and tensions are rising.

 

Shu has a girlfriend now, so does that mean he has to give up wearing skirts and other cute things?  Also, Doi catches Shu hanging out with Yuki-san and demands to meet her and see Shu dressed up, is he just bullying as usual or what?

 

Takatsuki-san isn't quite brave enough to come to the entrance ceremony dressed in the boy's uniform, but she does put on a tie instead of the girl's uniform bow.  

 

Whether or not you or someone you love is struggling or confused by gender identity this is a wonderful read that would strike a chord in all who pick it up.  The tales of friendship gone wrong, unrequited love and in general just trying to figure out who you are, make this series a must read for me.

 

Having been a reader of this comic for a long time I still cannot wait to read it each time I see a new volume at the library.

 

Those who enjoy Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's comics would definitely enjoy these (and vice versa!).