Translucent, Volume 1

Kazuhiro Okamoto

Book 1.00 of the Translucent series

Translucent, Volume 1 cover

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192

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1-59307-647-9

Eighth grader Shizuka Shiroyama is an introverted girl, dealing with school woes, bossy peers, and a medical condition--the mysterious Translucent Syndrome--which causes her to periodically turn semi-transparent or completely invisible. One classmate, the hyperactive Mamoru Tadami, is falling for Shizuka despite her problem, and his dogged determination and unconditional support brings hope into her life. As Shizuka struggles to overcome her difficulties, her illness becomes a metaphor in the ordinary lives of her classmates and friends, as they try to work their way through life and relationships.