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"Bungaku Shoujo" (Novel)  
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From Yen Press:

For Tohko Amano, a third-year high-school student and self-styled “book girl,” being the head of the literary club is more than just an extracurricular activity. It’s her bread and butter…literally! Tohko is actually a literature-gobbling demon, who can be found at all hours of the day munching on torn out pages from all kinds of books. But for Tohko, the real delicacies are hand-written stories. To satisfy her gourmet tastes, she’s employed (rather, browbeaten) one Konoha Inoue, who scribbles away each day after school to satisfy Tohko’s appetite. But when another student comes knocking on the literary club door for advice on writing love letters, will Tohko discover a new kind of delicacy?

Bungaku Shoujo won Kadokawa Shoten's 2007 light novel award for light novels under the mystery category.
Placed 7th (2007) and 3rd (2008) on "このライトノベルがすごい!" (This Light Novel is Amazing!) without an anime nor manga associate.

- Main story:
1. Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime
2. Book Girl and the Famished Spirit
3. Book Girl and the Captive Fool
4. Book Girl and the Corrupted Angel
5. Book Girl and the Wayfarer's Lamentation
6. Book Girl and the Undine Who Bore a Moonflower
7-8 Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God

- Short stories:
1-4. Bungaku Shoujo to Koisuru Souwashuu (Episode)

- Gaiden:
1. Bungaku Shoujo Minarai no, Hatsukoi
2. Bungaku Shoujo Minarai no, Shoushin
3. Bungaku Shoujo Minarai no, Sotsugyou

- Last Volume:
Hanjuku Sakka to Bungaku Shoujo na Henshuusha (Muse)


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Associated Names
"Bungaku Shoujo" to Shi ni Tagari no Douke (Novel)
Book Girl
Bungaku Shoujo (Novel)
Cô gái văn chương
Literature Girl

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Epilogue by Baka-Tsuki over 8 years ago
v.1 c.6 by Baka-Tsuki over 8 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Baka-Tsuki over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volume (Total; Complete)
8 Volumes (Main Series; Complete)
4 Volumes (Side Stories; Complete)
3 Volumes (Gaiden; Complete)
1 Volume (Finale; Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (48 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 30th 2015, 3:25pm PST



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Original Publisher
Enterbrain (Famitsu Bunko)

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English Publisher
Yen Press (8 Volumes - Complete; Main Series)

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Great concept killed by lousy plotting   
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by AquarianDemocrat
March 28th, 2017, 4:26pm
Yo, this is a review of the novel series in general, not just the first one. I read the first 3 novels before giving up on them.

First of all, I really like the concept behind this series, and I also like the main characters quite a bit -- I like the dynamic in their relationship too. Unfortunately, the novels are pretty much ruined by really awful plotting.

What do I mean? Well, each novel focuses on solving a different central mystery -- they're essentially mystery novels in a school setting (this isn't properly explained by the description, but that's what they are.) The problem is these are some truly awful mysteries. Things happen that never get explained, there are huge random coincidences, new characters show up and act in bizarre ways and then disappear, and they all have spectacularly dumb solutions.

Also the relationships between the characters outside of the mystery progress really slowly -- the focus is clearly on the mysteries, with only a little bit of progress between the characters in each novel. And, like I said, the mysteries are just bad -- really, really bad.

If you like the idea of this novel I would recommend reading Gosick instead -- it's another series of Japanese light novels that have similar main characters (personality wise, I mean) who also solve mysteries. Some of the mysteries in Gosick are also pretty bad, actually, but there's way more development between the main characters, and there's also plenty of action, adventure, and other things besides the mysteries which overall make them much better reads.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2017, 4:18pm
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Licensed ISBN   
Rating: N/A
by Vallan.Mandrake
January 13th, 2011, 8:42pm
I read the manga, and I loved the story (well - so far).

Concerning the previous comment: it all makes sense. It's one of the storys that leaves you in confusion and speculation until the end (or the end of the volume...), well it is a mystery ;-)

And, so far: No Genderbelnder or the like (but "normal" romance).

The ISBN of the first volume is ISBN 978-0-316-07690-6 . The second one will be out on January 25. (2011).

about his pen name and eating books:
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Well he is male. And he wrote the book. And for marketing reasons they forced the feamale pen name on him.

And she (book girl) eats books/storys, well paper is in fact quite tastefull (the best ist the texture it has in your mouth... and, different kinds of ink taste differently. The story is really realistic.)
So far ther no supernatural aspect has appeared. ("Deamon" should refer to maniac.)

(and yes she eats paper. So did I.)

Great book great story.

... Last updated on January 13th, 2011, 8:53pm
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Rating: N/A
by asrodeia
April 22nd, 2010, 12:42pm
Before I go find this, does she LITERALLY eat what he writes? and was his PEN NAME that of a female romance writer, or did he have a sex change?

...It says something about how much manga I've read that I actually think I should ask this...
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by Benares
October 21st, 2009, 11:50am
great novel, but slow release so far [but im grateful for the translation]

did i say great novel??...sorry my fault..
Its an awesome piece of Novel, the characters are incredible good written. its no surprise that this Novel earnend so much prices and titles.

really give it a try

... Last updated on October 21st, 2009, 11:55am
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