Meet Haruhi - a cute, determined girl, starting high school in a city where nothing exciting happens and absolutely no one understands her. Read more...
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Meet Haruhi - a cute, determined girl, starting high school in a city where nothing exciting happens and absolutely no one understands her.
Meet Kyon - the sarcastic guy who sits behind Haruhi in homeroom and the only boy Haruhi has ever opened up to. His fate is now tied to hers.
Meet the S.O.S. Brigade - an after-school club organized by Haruhi with a mission to seek out the extraordinary. Oh, and their second mission? Keeping Haruhi happy . . . because even though she doesn't know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy the universe. Seriously.
The phenomenon that took Japan by storm - with more than 4.5 million copies sold - is now available in the first-ever English edition."
- ISBN-13: 9780316039017
- ISBN-10: 0316039012
- Publisher: Yen Pr
- Publish Date: April 2009
- Page Count: 202
- Reading Level: Ages 15-UP
- Dimensions: 1 x 5.75 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 131.
- Review Date: 2009-04-27
- Reviewer: Staff
“Why was I dragged into this bizarre mess?” Kyon, a dry-witted sad sack of a high school student narrates this off-kilter but fun novel, published in Japan in 2003. The teenager's existence is thrown into turmoil when a new student, Haruhi, appears in his homeroom and makes a startling introduction: “I have no interest in ordinary humans. If there are any aliens, time travelers, sliders, or espers here, come join me.” Though she initially rebuffs him (and the rest of the student body), Haruhi eventually decides that forming a club with Kyon—the SOS Brigade, dedicated to “searching for the mysteries of the world”—is the best way to break through the dullness that surrounds her. The story begins sluggishly, but takes off as the true identities of the other club members—an alien, a time traveler, an esper (psychic)—are revealed. Each is gravely concerned that Haruhi, unknowingly, has the power to destroy the world on a whim. Readers may be occasionally weirded out—Haruhi repeatedly force-strips a club member—but those who get into Kyon's woe-is-me narration will be entertained. Ages 15–up. (Apr.)