I liked this book! It portrayed an adolescent, anxious, awkward, unsure Japan. What did /lit/ think?
One of favorites from Japanese lit, but I read it few years ago so I don't remember much. I should reread it sometime soon.
Loved it for the summery, melancholic tone and vivid characters. Also, it managed to cure a lot if my anxieties about going to uni I had at the time.