Rating: ★★★★

この本の女の子ちょっと寂しかったと思います。この女の子は両親離婚したから、毎日元気じゃなかったです。そして、なにも話しませんでした。でも、ある日、一人の男の子は女の子に言っていました。女の子はとても元気から、話し始めていました。This story is about a girl who doesn’t talk because she’s lonely. She was lonely after her parents started fighting and got divorce. She didn’t talk and smile until one day, when a little boy gave her a flower.

I recommend this book because it is not very hard to read. It covers a lot of grammar we’ve learn before, and the content is actually interesting too.


Rating: ★★★★★



I would definitely recommend this book! The explanations were very interesting, and the only difficult bits were the words/kanji for specific parts of the kimono. I had a lot of fun reading it, and I think others would enjoy it too.

森鴎外短編集 高瀬舟/最後の一句

Rating: ★★★★★


こんにちは!今日は私は「森鴎外短編集 高瀬舟/最後の一句」と言う本を皆さんにおすすめします。この本は読み物シリーズのレベル四の本です。読むのはちょっと難しいと思います、私はよく漢字を知っていますけど。時々この本に出ていた単語と文法を分かりませんでした。この話は短編集なので、話が二つあります。二つの話は意味がある家族間の感受についていますから、好きでした。この本は短編だけでなく、大切なレッスンもありました。家族はいつも愛してください、どんな形でもいいです。日本語で話を読む、もっと日本のれきしと文学を知る、もっと日本を了解するのために、皆さんぜひ「森鴎外短編集 高瀬舟/最後の一句」を読んでみてください!

I recommend this book to whom feels comfortable with reading a lot of Kanji and new grammar. Both stories are meaningful.

世界のどこかで 日本のどこかで

Rating: ★★★★



I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who love to read interesting stories that happened in Japan or in the world. In this book, three main stories are told. The first story is about a crime in which 300 million Japanese dollars were stolen. In the second story, a Canadian man was able to exchange a house with a big paper clip. The third story is about a cat thrown from sky by an eagle.



Rating: ★★★★



I would recommend this book. The kanji were very simple, and all of them had furigana, so there shouldn’t be any problems on that front. The story itself was light and funny. Give it a whirl!


Rating: ★★★★


Yes, I recommend this book to all first year students! It is a story about one meal of a warm Japanese family. It is not too hard. We can see how they use short form in daily life and see some everyday Japanese that we did not learn in class.


Rating: ★★★★


I would definitely recommend this book to classmates who are interested in learning about home stays in Japan and Japanese cultural holidays like the Tanabata Festival and its customs. It is also very funny too, like when John mistakes Mori-san for a woman, or when John mixes up “to” and “from” on his address label! Overall, it was very nice to read about the welcoming environment John encounters through his home stay with Mori-san’s family during his summer break.



Rating: ★★★★★



I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about Japanese folktales, because this is a very famous one. Sometimes I did not understand some vocabulary or grammar, but it was usually pretty easy to read. I think reading folktales is really important when studying a language because they give cultural and historical background which can help the reader become more familiar with the culture. Please read this book!


Rating: ★★★★



I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wanted to read an eerie, gripping story that goes beyond the usual “happily-ever-after.” I am not that good with scary stories, but this book had just enough scary elements to keep me on the edge of my seat without making me want to put it down. There are a decent number of kanji, but the illustrations and dialogue make the plot pretty easy to follow, so I think an advanced second-year Japanese student could read and enjoy it.

寿司 ・ 女の子

Rating: ★★★★★


寿司 talks about the history of sushi. It explores how sushi became a national dish for Japan. Not only that, it also touches upon how there is a variety of sushi and how one can make sushi conveniently at home.

女の子 starts out a little sad actually. The story is about a lonely girl who is trying to adjust to her new life in the city. She doesn’t talk much throughout the story, but you can tell that she is a character with many insights to the world.

I would recommend both of these books. Starting out in level 0, I never expected myself to be able to transition so smoothly when I started reading these two books. The kanji were not so difficult at all although you may have to look up some of the characters. The pictures made it easier for me to understand the stories. Both books are children friendly and have happy endings. If you’re thinking about making a jump from level 0 on the Japanese Graded Reader series, I would recommend you to consider these choices since the length of both stories are neither overwhelming or underwhelming.