Title: Your Lie in April vol 1
Author: Naoshi Arakawa
Series: Your Lie in April
Recommended for: Grade 6th and Up
Call Number/Link: GN Teen Lie
Synopsis: Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his cruel taskmaster of a mother died suddenly, changing his life forever. Driven by his pain to abandon piano, Kosei now lives in a monotonous, colorless world. Having resigned himself to a bland life, he is surprised when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to music, and back to life?
Review: This is a manga that one of the teens recommended we buy at on of our Otaku Days. The first volume is spectacular, I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more. It has a lot that teens can relate to since it’s mainly about doing things that because you were forced to. It’s also about finding out how to love those things anyway. And about how sometimes you just have to break the rules/break out of the box if it’s what makes you happy. I’m extremely interested to see where the series goes. For those who like Fruits Basket, Strobe Edge, or Ouran High Host Club this would be a good recommendation.