I Am Here
I Am Here! 1
I Am Here
Ema Toyama
A SUNFLOWER IN THE SHADE   Invisible to her classmates, Hikage Sumino is an eighth grader with no self-esteem. Her only friends are the visitors to her Internet blog. One day, the most popular boy in the grade suddenly talks to her. Encouraged by this twist of fate, Hikage determines to transform her life.   Includes special extras after the story!

Book Details


  • Manga/Graphic Novel

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Sumino? Who is Sumino? No one seems to know the answer - except for the most popular boy in the class, Hinata. Sumino lacks self-esteem and fears that she will live her life without ever being seen. She has two friends in the world, but they are people who she does not know personally. Sumino knows them from the Internet because they read her blog and give insightful comments. When Hinata finally talks to Sumino, she is overjoyed that someone notices her. The other girls in the class do not feel the same glee.

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