I got back home from Japan last weekend and I’m still struggling a bit with jetlag. I’ve been waking up early, taking long afternoon naps; my whole schedule is in shambles. Despite all this, I somehow still managed to finish ランドセルガール (which I started last week). All my reading this week was done while listening to the audiobook (6:46).
Originally, I thought this book would be about the resentment that Mai feels towards her mother, but I was a bit off the mark; it’s actually Sakuta’s mother who takes center stage here. Having never gone to see her during the whole time that Kaede was suffering from 思春期症候群, at some point it was as though Sakuta had completely forgotten about his own mother.
However, just as Kaede’s recovery makes it possible once again to live together as a family, Sakuta finds himself seemingly invisible to everyone around him. As he tries to figure out what the cause could be, Sakuta realizes — even when he went with Kaede to see his mother that first time, his mother only ever spoke to his sister and never to him. Now, Sakuta needs to figure out a way to overcome his unfortunate invisibility and reunite with his mother.
I watched five episodes of Naruto and they were all filler. Probably don’t need to go into any depth here.