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Friday, February 6, 2015

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Reviewed By: I.D.
Where do I start? Attack on Titan is based in a post-apocalyptic Earth (or post-titan). Basically, huge beings called titans sprung out of nowhere (no one knows where they came from). Titans are usually 15 meters and have an unquenchable hunger for humans (yup, they eat humans). Humanity tried fighting the titans, but failed, thus having to retreat behind 50 meter walls. Safe and sound? I don't think so. Suddenly, another titan (50 meters this time) lands on Earth in a giant explosion and breaks the wall. The story narrows down to Eren Jaeger and his adopted sister Mikasa as they join the Survey Corps, people specially trained to go outside the walls and fight the titans.
Why I Picked it Up: I picked up this book because my friends told me about the series. I also saw it on one of the Anime chat forums I go onto frequently.
Why I Finished It: I didn't really just finish it... I devoured it. As soon as I read the first letter of the title, I was into it and didn't stop until it was over.
I’d Give this Book To: I would recommend this book to anyone 12+.

**Librarian Side Note** This reviewer totally nailed Attack on Titan!  Like the reviewer, I heard about this through outside sources (i.e. the ANIMANGA CLUB!!  Thanks guys!!).  As soon as I started it I was hooked!!  The Library currently has the first 4 in the series, plus we will be getting the anime on DVD and BLU-RAY very soon!!  Did I mention all the spin off series too??  We will be acquiring the first few volumes in Attack on Titan: No Regrets and Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, so make sure to check the shelves for those titles too!  But don't take our word for it...pick it up today!

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