Hiyama Mikoto no Monogatari
The Tale of Mikoto Hiyama
A highschool yuri (girls-love) romance.
Mikoto is a timid, book-wormish second-year highschooler living a rather normal, quiet life in Tokyo, alongside her athletically-gifted best-friend Shiori. But things start to change when she discovers an online journal on one of the school-library’s computers. The almost-lyrical descriptions in the posts immediately capture her imagination, and start to lead her down a road of discovery.
For a shorter, meek young-woman that has only read about the concept of impassioned affection in dusty old tomes and lurid romance-novels typically reserved for bored housewives, Mikoto finds herself in the middle of her own epic tale; one rife with shattering self-realizations, the agony of heart-break, and the boundless courage that a person can only experience when wholly, and soulfully in love.
(CONTENT WARNINGS in big, bold letters! This novel contains sexual content containing depictions of nude bodies; tobacco use of 17 year-olds; naughty language full of dirty curse-words; and deals with topics including bullying, bigotry, sexually-alternate lifestyles, depression, suicide, and various religious conflicts. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a love-story.) (I’m really not trying to break all the content-guidelines, I swear.)
Most-recent edit: March 29/14. Thanks for the motivation, Mari!