A review by frenchfry_
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

adventurous emotional reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


tender. honest. emotional. light read but can get heavy at some points. i found the premise to be a bit peculiar especially since i’m not the most comfortable with wide age gap relationships. but this was a comforting and sensibly written story. the protagonist at times only narrated matter-of-factly, but her pov of the situations she faces are still made rather crystal clear. though i expected it because of the foreshadowing, the timeskipped was quite abrupt. but perhaps that was intentional and the entire story itself worked as the tribute to sensei.

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