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Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #01: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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Publisher Comments:

Haruhi holds the fate of the universe in her hands . . . lucky for you she doesn't know it!

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.

Review:

"'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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Haruhi organizes an after-school club with a mission to seek out the extraordinary--and to keep Haruhi happy. Although she doesn't know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy the universe. The phenomenon that took Japan by storm is now available in the first-ever English edition.

Synopsis:

Haruhi is a cute, determined girl, starting high school in a city where nothing exciting happens. She organizes an after-school club known as the S.O.S. Brigade whose mission is to seek out the extraordinary. Their second mission is keeping Haruhi happy--because even though she doesn't know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy the universe.

About the Author

Nagaru Tanigawa is a Japanese author best known for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for which he won the grand prize at the eighth annual Sneaker Awards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316039024
Author:
Tanigawa, Nagaru
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
High school students; Magic; Clubs; Aliens
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper
Series:
The Haruhi Suzumiya Series
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 10 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.26x5.46x.61 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
13-22

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Haruhi organizes an after-school club with a mission to seek out the extraordinary--and to keep Haruhi happy. Although she doesn't know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy the universe. The phenomenon that took Japan by storm is now available in the first-ever English edition.
"Synopsis" by , Haruhi is a cute, determined girl, starting high school in a city where nothing exciting happens. She organizes an after-school club known as the S.O.S. Brigade whose mission is to seek out the extraordinary. Their second mission is keeping Haruhi happy--because even though she doesn't know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy the universe.
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