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Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special by James Sturm
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
Angels by Marian Keyes
Arthur's Nose by Marc Brown
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel
Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Bog Baby by Jean Willis
Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix by Graham Salisbury
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss
Disappearing Desmond by Anna Alter
Emily the Strange: Lost Days by Rob Reger
Everything on a Waffle (audio) by Polly Horvath
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
Fullmetal Alchemist 17 by Hiromu Arakawa
I'm Going to Grandma's by Mary Ann Hoberman
Maggie's Monkeys by Linda Sanders-Wells
Mooshka, A Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis
My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear and illustrated by Anne Mortimer
Soul Eater 01 by Atsushi Ohkubo
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Spork by Kyo Maclear
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 03 by CLAMP
Twin Spica 06 by Kou Yaginuma
Wow! Ocean! by Robert Neubecker
xxxHolic 10 by CLAMP

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Soul Eater 01: 07/12/12

cover art

Soul Eater 01 by Atsushi Ohkubo is another manga series I got into via the anime. Volume 1 introduces the major characters: Maka and Soul Eater (often just called Soul), Black Star, Tsubaki, Death the Kid and Patty and Liz. Along with the introduction of the student teams (one meister and one scythe), the book introduces the Academy and the teachers.

The goal of every student pair is to eat 99 bad souls and one witch's soul. If they mess up and take the wrong kind of soul, they have to start over from scratch. Maka and Soul are down to their last soul, the witch's soul. And they screw the pooch big time.

Soul Eater is a pun heavy series. The manga translation does its best to explain the puns. Not all of them come through, though. The puns don't get in the way of the story except to add some extra reading.

Four stars

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