Haruhi sticks out like a sore thumb as a poor, smart girl who got into the hoity-toity Ouran High School on talent alone. When she mistakenly wanders into the meeting room of the host club and breaks a valuable vase, she’s recruited to join the club. Realistic and sarcastic, Haruhi isn’t used to being around crazy people like the princely Tamaki, scheming Kyouya, silent Mori, immature Hunny, and devilish Hikaru and Kaoru, but she’s got no choice if she ever wants to pay earn what she owes. Too bad the club is made for girls to come and be entertained by gorgeous guys — and Haruhi’s been mistaken for a boy!
Avelys Rating: 8/10
Avelys Notes: I think this was my first long series and first reverse harem. The problem with series that are too long is that they tend to drag at some points. Even the best ones have this unfortunate curse. I loved this series. It was fun and there was so much energy. Although it dragged at some points and there was practically not development in later chapters, I think the conclusion was extremely satisfying. The last chapter is probably one of my favorite if not most memorable endings for this type of series (long running + reverse harem). The characters are extremely entertaining and although some of the romance between the side characters isn’t always totally believable, there was some points where it was. Like with Tamaki and one of the twins. Both characters were fleshed out enough to make you want to root for both. If there is a good competitor to your main male lead, that’s just a love triangle done right. With the other characters, although they all had a back story, I didn’t root for anybody else. I recommend this series if you’re a beginner and want to see what shoujo has to offer. This is just basic level stuff and a fun read. Just don’t expect any heavy plot or anything. For what this offers, it offers well. The anime and jdrama are a lot of fun, as well.