Book Review: Lovesick Ellie Vol. 1 by Fujimomo

Lovesick Ellie, Vol. 1

Author: Fujimomo
Series: Lovesick Ellie, Vol. 1
Publisher: Publisher (date)
Paperback, 180 pages
Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
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Summary

Eriko Ichimura spends her high school days in complete obscurity. Her sole hobby is staring at handsome, smooth-spoken Akira “Omi-kun” Ohmi, and tweeting her daily fantasies under the screenname “Lovesick Ellie.” One fateful day, she accidentally bears witness to Omi-kun’s true self—and if that weren’t enough, he sees her mortifying Twitter, too! Follow along with a plain, perverted girl, a two-faced boy, and their curious romance!

Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I laughed through this entire manga. Eriko has a secret Twitter account (@lovesick__ellie) where she posts her fantasy life with a popular boy at school, Ohmi-kun. Only it turns out this smiling popular boy is really kind of a jerk behind the mask he puts up! And Eriko/Ellie realizes… she likes the REAL Ohmi-kun even more than the front he puts up!

Eriko is so used to being invisible that she doesn’t know how to act when Ohmi-kun starts paying attention to her (and it doesn’t help that’s he’s fairly emotionally stunted himself, haha). She’s SO WEIRD and I love it. She makes a friend in this volume and the reason the girl reaches out to her sounds EXACTLY like something I’d have done in high school.

The characters in this manga are so outrageous, but at the same super fun and also somehow feel very REAL and authentic. I’d love to be a part of this world and be their friend, and I can’t wait to see what’s next in Volume 2!

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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