Kare First Love v.1 by Kaho Miyasaka – 200 pages
“Four-eyed” pushover Kirin meets bad boy Kiriya through a misunderstanding on the train on the way to school. After a series of teenage hangouts, Kirin experiences her first kiss, and learns who she thought was a jerk on the train is a hard-working, caring guy with a shared interest in photography. Kirin has a hard time accepting her own interest in him and difficulty trying to stand up for herself against false friends. The wallflower ditches her glasses for contacts, and though she has a romantic rival in a shallow classmate, teen romance begins to blossom. While the story sounds familiar, I rooted for Kirin to learn to be assertive, and find happiness. I will definitely read the next book in the series.