The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Yasutaka Tsutsui

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time tells the story of Kazuko, a 15-year-old girl. Kazuko discovers that she can move in time as a result of an accident; she travels between the past and the future. And then focuses on a mysterious person to understand how she has acquired her supernatural ability.

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Kazuko thinks that if she could find out who this person was, she would have access to the reasons for her commuting experience. In the meantime, Kazuko, of course, has to push the limits of time and space. As a result, she starts to confuse reality and dreams.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time - Yasutaka Tsutsui

Once I get into Japanese literature, it’s hard for me to leave it. Tsutsui, one of Japan’s most famous science fiction authors, has received many awards and his books have been adapted to films and manga.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time contains two different long stories, mostly aimed at young people and has received its share from science fiction. I can’t say it’s a great book, but I’m sure younger readers will enjoy reading it.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time - Yasutaka Tsutsui

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

One of Tsutsui’s best-known and most popular works in his native Japan, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is the story of fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that so she can leap back and forth in time. In her quest to uncover the identity of the mysterious figure that she believes to be responsible for her paranormal abilities, so she’ll have to push the boundaries of space and time and challenge the notions of dream and reality.

Yasutaka Tsutsui

Yasutaka Tsutsui is a Japanese novelist, science fiction author, and actor. His Yumenokizaka Bunkiten won the Tanizaki Prize in 1987. He has also won the 1981 Izumi Kyoka award, the 1989 Kawabata Yasunari award, and the 1992 Nihon SF Taisho Award.

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