This is a great collection of short stories. They’re all pretty heartbreaking though. The first one, which is the title of the novel, is about a girl who uses a cellphone in her mind to talk to other people. Pretty out there i know, but it’s easily the best one of the three and it almost made me cry. It’s kind of a love story.
The second story is about two boys who are friends and discover that one of them has a very strange ability: he can absorb other people’s injury’s onto himself. They go around healing people, but it goes a little out of hand. This one has a really good message and it’s also very heart stirring and is probably better than the first one but i prefer love stories so that’s why the first one is still my fave.
I did not like the last story. It’s about a girl, who was at a hospital and turns into a flower who sings..... it just wasnt as good.
However Otsuichi is an excellent author and i do love the magical elements that are in all of the stories.
You will enjoy these stories, just keep a tissue box handy.