Book Reviews of Goodbye Tsugumi

Goodbye Tsugumi
Goodbye Tsugumi
Author: Banana Yoshimoto
ISBN-13: 9780802139917
ISBN-10: 0802139914
Publication Date: 6/2003
Pages: 192
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a "must read" for anyone interested in Asian culture. Banana Yoshimoto is an author to watch for in the future.
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This short novel told the story of a young Japanese girl, Maria, and her childhood and young adulthood spent at a summer beach resort Inn with her cousins, Tsugumi and Yoko. Tsugumi is a sickly child who seems to have been spoiled her whole life, but Maria forms a close bond with her even though Tsugumi was basically mean-spirited. During her final summer at the beach, Tsugumi falls in love with Kyoichi and seeks vengeance on a group of teens who kill Kyoichi's dog and towards the end, she falls seriously ill and may end up dying. Yoshimoto does a good job of portraying the emotions and feelings of the characters and she also describes the town and scenery very well. But, overall the book tended to drag a little for me and overall I would only mildly recommend it.
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Very, very sad. Creates a sense of nostalgia for anyone growing up.