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Posted 1/1/18 , edited 1/1/18
Ok, this is a weird question. I'm trying to remember the name of a manga I read a couple of years ago that I actually hated. I'd picked up a set of books in a charity shop and I read them all (partly because I couldn't bear to waste a book and partly because it was like a train wreck and I kept thinking, no, it has to pull out from where it's going, doesn't it?).

Anyway, I try to keep track of all the ones I've read and watched but I sold those books as soon as I finished them because I wanted to get them out of my house. Now I can't remember the name. Help!

It was about a girl with kind of an "experienced" younger sister who is spotted buying a pregnancy test for said younger sister by the son of her dad's boss/landlord(?). He blackmails her into "dating" him which essentially is him treating her like crap and every now and then doing something almost nice. Meanwhile, an old childhood friend comes back and at first it seems like "yay! look, a nice guy!" but then it turns out he's hired a bunch of guys to rape (!) her because he thinks her father is responsible for something bad that happened to his family. Yeah. The blackmailer kind of saves her. And if that's not enough drama in this girl's life, it turns out her older brother who isn't actually related to her is in love with her and always has been. She winds up staying with the blackmailer guy in the end.

It was a fairly successful series. What's the name??

Don't judge because I finished reading it. I just really didn't think it could possibly be as bad as it was. I don't think I've ever been as mad at a book since a professor made me read and analyse Vanity Fair. Stupid Becky Sharp FFS. And if you liked it (either one), I'm sorry.



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Posted 1/1/18 , edited 1/2/18
Judging very hard
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Ha! Yes, I understand completely! That's why they got out of my house so quickly! I may have a wander around Forbidden Planet tomorrow and see if I can figure out what it was. I kinda feel like it had a one word title, but that might be because of something else I read at the same time.
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Posted 1/2/18 , edited 1/2/18
I found it! Google FTW!

Hot Gimmick! And found this article on it as well: Romance and Abuse in Shoujo Manga so I'm not the only one that saw issues with it.

So feel free to ignore this thread now unless you just want to make fun of me for my bad memory.
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