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Eugene Woodbury graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Japanese and TESOL. He has twice been a Utah Original Writing Competition finalist and is a recipient of the Sunstone Foundation Moonstone Award for short fiction. He lives in Orem, Utah, where he works as a free-lance writer and translator.
on Oct. 12, 2013 :
Adorable. Yuki is a cheerful, friendly, vaguely-feral joy, and Ami -- speaking as the research-oriented teenage girl I once was -- is an absolute delight. The plot isn't forced, and the conflicts are present from the beginning, so when they escalate, it's not out of nowhere. Neither girl gets a romantic interest, which made me happy, and the bullying is a thoroughly realistic several moments that aren't hugely traumatic. I would really enjoy a sequel, especially if Yuki and Ami continued not to have male romantic interests.
The prose is a little young, but lends itself to an easy, swift, thoroughly enjoyable read. The book is available free, but I liked it enough to want to buy a copy as well.
(reviewed the day of purchase)