This series is one of the most beautifully written and beautifully illustrated manga I have ever read. The movie doesn't live up to it. The characters are ridiculously endearing and instantly worm their way into your heart and even the pacing in the story is amazing. It's because of this book that I've signed up for ASL Classes this year and can't wait to start learning. This series really moves you and makes you want to engage with people and I'm hoping that you'll pick it up and read it too.
LEARNING TO LISTENShoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can t hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children's cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late?Read the manga industry insiders voted their favorite of 2014! A very powerful story about being different and the consequences of childhood bullying Read it. -Anime News Network The word heartwarming was made for manga like this. -Manga Bookshelf