I was looking for stories related to math for a reading marathon the elementary librarian and I were planning on having a month ago and in my search I found the Math Girls series. I have always liked math. I took calculus my senior year in high school and at the university I took a logic class that blew my mind away - I still use the equations I learned to solve verbal problems!
Anyway, I couldn’t pass the opportunity to see what this kind of story looked and felt like. So I ordered the first two books from the series (they haven’t translate the other 3 books from Japanese)… And a couple of hours ago I finished the first book! I’ll admit it’s been ages since I worked on calculus so I couldn’t solve those problems even if I tried -though I still remember some of the concepts… but the story is not just about math, it’s about friendship and the love for learning.
The boy narrator used to be a loner that would spend his time doing math. But the moment he started high school things changed. He became friends with Miruka, a beautiful girl in his class who loved math with his same passion. A girl that could challenge him in so many levels… Tetra, a cute girls a year younger and with a thirst to learn that drives her to him… Each character has a defined voice, so you know who is explaining the problem and the process they used to solve it… You get a hint at how Tetra likes him and how the boy admires Miruka and likes Tetra.
I loved the story! And now I started reading the second one. Lets see what new adventures I will get to experience…