Miyazawa Yukino is the perfect student. Kind, intelligent, pretty and modest, it’s unbelievable that such a person could exist. Little did everyone know Yukino’s perfection was just a facade. An act to fulfill her desire for praise and admiration. Her life took a turn however, as a newcomer to their school Arima Soichiro topped the exam rankings. Arima is more then just intelligent, he’s also kind, handsome and modest, an unbelievable person who can actually exist. Even worse luck, Arima found out Yukino’s secret, blackmailing her to help him out. Their odd relationship soon develops into friendship and eventually into love. But can their love prevail through the many problems that come their way?
Avelys Notes: This is my #1 favorite shoujo manga. Has everything I could ask for. Believable romance, great character development, amazing writing– and a superb focus on the supporting characters. Each character has more to them than meets the eye, from the main characters to the majority of their friends. I like how it has a great main story then takes a break and focuses purely on the side characters for a few volumes (main characters showing up from time to time). Then coming back in full glory. I laughed, I cried–I enjoyed every second of this manga. I probably have recommended this one to all the shoujo lovers I know. Will continue to do so. Hope it gets the love it deserves! Will re-read, definitely.