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A Silent Voice. Volume 1

Ōima,Yoshitoki, Graphic Novel - 2015 Teen Graphic Novel / Silent Voice 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.8 out of 5

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Call Number: Teen Graphic Novel / Silent Voice
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"First published in Japan in 2013 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo as Koe no katachi volume 1."--Colophon.
"A Kodansha Comics Trade Paperback Original"--Colophon.
"Shoya 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?"--provided from


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:) submitted by lec.dank on June 18, 2016, 12:59pm Oh man, this finally got published in English! Where do I start... This is a great little romance, but the bullying will make you want to cry. The story is lovely.

Where to begin? submitted by LuzrovRulay on August 10, 2016, 6:07pm I can't remember what made me pick up this series, but from the moment I did, I was hooked. It's an incredible story about the consequences of bullying and everything it can do to the victim. It's fascinating to see how all the characters grow -- including the initial bully himself -- and come to see how he regrets his actions and must face the reality of what he's done.

I'm still trying to get my hands on volume six to read more because I'm dying to know what happens.

An absolutely incredible read -- and I truly hope more people come to appreciate this series.

Very interesting plot submitted by JY 2005 on August 31, 2018, 3:43pm I thought this plot was very interesting because it is about a boy bullying a deaf girl, and him having to make up for his actions.

A silent voice submitted by Varshini on July 20, 2019, 8:17pm Sometimes, I wish this manga’s logic could work in real life.

WOW submitted by Jinxuan Duan on August 25, 2019, 2:04pm This book is just amazing! For me, a person who have been bullied before, this book touch my heart!

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New York : Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC, [2015]
Year Published: 2015
Description: 186 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Language: English
Format: Graphic Novel


LeCroy, Steven,

Deaf children -- Fiction.
Bullying -- Fiction.
Bullies -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
School children -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Graphic novels -- Japan.
Graphic novels.