by Kaneyoshi Izumi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ai Maekawa is tired of being plain and unpopular, and spends the entire summer between Jr. & Sr. high improving her outer appearance. At a new school, and with a completely new look she is instantly beautiful and popular and best friends with the two best boys in school. Although, as a former “jimi” she is still learning the “ropes” of what it means to be popular – resulting in a number of misguided incidents.
This isn’t my favourite series as it progresses, but I love how Kaneyoshi has written a complicated female lead having both the plain and the popular in her. She becomes an intense and unstable personality which I find both charming and entertaining.