Monday, March 2, 2015

MARS volume 11


Today's post is on MARS volume 11 by Fuyumi Soryo. It is the 11th in the series and it published by Tokyopop. The cover has Rei on smiled at the reader. The intended reader is young adult but all the teen drama adults can get a kick out of it too. There is implied sex, violence, and mild language in this volume. The story is told from Kira's perspective with some of Rei's actions added in for character development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Back to the Future.
Rei and Kira's love for each other couldn't be stronger. But in the world the live in, love isn't always enough. When Rei drops out of school, he focuses on his dreams of becoming a professional motorcycle racer. However, those dreams are threatened when Kira's stepfather re-enters the picture and attempts to sabotage Kira and Rei's serious plans for a future together. When Kira's stepfather relentlessly campaigns for Kira's acceptance, Rei is forced to turn to the last person in the world he would ever ask for help: his father. Can Kira and Rei's love overcome these obstacles?

Review- The drama in this volume is very serious. Kira's stepfather, who raped her, wants her to move back into with him and her mother. Kira stands up to him which is good character growth for her. Rei has a moment of compassion for the man but the stepfather will not take No as an No still. The plot in this volume is very quick. It is about Kira and Rei refusing to bend to a abusive person. Rei's father does want what is best for him. We do not get to see his face but Rei's father wants Rei to be successful in life. He helps them both get away from Kira's stepfather. The thing that stands out in this volume is Kira's character growth. She stands up to her rapist and tells him what he is. Her stepfather does not think that he raped her. He thinks that he loves her. Kira now know that is a lie. Good for her. Only four more volumes to go before I am done with fun teen drama series.

I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own.