Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya

Originality- 19/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 84/100
Grade- B

It's the end of the world as we know it- or is it?

Gorgeous, confident, and demanding, Haruhi Suzumiya is the leader of the SOS Brigade, a club comprised of her high school's most extraordinary students. So when Haruhi is bored, It's up to the SOS Brigade to do something about it. In this sequel to the clever and uniquely witty The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the SOS Brigade goes along with Haruhi's scheme to make a movie for the school's upcoming cultural festival. But when filming begins, strange things start to happen, and Haruhi- who has no idea she's a goddess with the ability to destroy the world- starts show to her devastating powers.

This book, just like the last one, completely weirded me out. There are just so many interesting elements, and is a bit complicated to keep up with. The book makes sense though when you take some time to think.

The characters are completely enthralling. It was always an exciting moment when Haruhi would say something that made you think she knew about their secrets, but it would always just be Haruhi acting like Haruhi. The other characters were still very fun as well. They are just so out there and weird. I loved it. Just knowing that if Haruhi doesn't get her way, or if she gets her way too much, the world could just go crazy.

I really love reading books that take place in Japan, because then you can get a feel about how life is like there. This book was different though. It concentrated more on the brigade's actions than about where they were. It was fun reading about how their school works though.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Japanese, fantasy, or paranormal

Book received free from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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