Chapter 11: Home for the Holidays

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I get the feeling that Tohru Honda marches to the beat of her own drum. She had no problem accepting that we change into animals. And even though she’s been through a lot more hardships than most high school girls, she’s always smiling, as if none of it weighs her down. We’ve been living together for four months now, but there’s still part of her that I can’t grasp yet.

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Chapter 6: A Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket

As Tohru says goodbye to the Sohmas, she remembers a little game she once played in school: Fruits Basket. She was dubbed the “rice ball”, when you were supposed to have the name of a fruit.

Tohru: The “fun game” played out right in front of me, and I waited for Rice Ball to be called. I waited and waited…that’s right. Ever since I was little, I’ve never given things enough thought. After all, a rice ball could never be part of a fruits basket. Read more

Chapter 4: Kindled Kindness

I love this story for many reasons, and one of the biggest is its true to life characters.  Their issues are amplified, of course, but at their core, they have very relatable problems.  I’ve yet to find another character that resonates with my time in school quite like Yuki Sohma.

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Yuki-kun, you’re a nice guy, but there’s some part of you that rejects other people.

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