We are going to start this one out with the series called A Silent Voice or Koe no Katachi in Japanese! It’s 7 volumes long, so not too awful long of a series and part of it is translated and has been released here! A movie (animated) in also in the works!!
Anyways, the series is called a shounen (aka for young boys…think Naruto and Bleach) but actually deals with some VERY dark subjects and has a lot of drama. You really feel all those feels as the story progresses. The lead boy Ishida Shoya is a bully in Elementary school and his main target is a deaf girl named Nishymiya Shoko. Eventually she transfers schools and then everyone turns on Ishida and he becomes the victim of the bullying. It leads to very dark times for him, until his life is changed when he once again sees Shoko and tries his best to make up with her. It’s a slippery slope to friendship, especially when those around Shoko obviously don’t want her to be friends with her former bully.
The story is SO gripping, I read it all in one night, seriously, it’s just that good.