Death Note, probably the best manga series I have ever read in my life! Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note has me on the edge of my seat waiting to get my hands on the next one. About a teenage boy who finds himself in the biggest situation and has not only the cops on him or the state and country after him but his own father, all because of a single notebook.
It takes place in the big city in Japan that is known for not many killing besides the last few years. There is also another world which contains Gods that are called “Death Gods”, they kill people/ anything from other worlds to keep their life going, they each have a notebook to write down in it whether someone is going to die and how and also when. When a 17 year old boy named Light comes to find one of the Death Notes on the ground he picks it up as a prank. Yet finds out that this single notebook has changed his life forever, he wants to change the world as it is and turn it into a Utopia because of all the current murders. He uses the “death note” to kill all the murderers and “bad” people and finds himself in a bad position getting chased by the cops, a secret organization, and even his own father. Will he be able to find a way to get out of the position he’s currently in, or will he be caught?
Personally I thought that it was very good! It has intense, it makes you think and best of all has a fantastic story line! The book at times would tell you one small thing but if you don’t pay enough attention to it then you won’t get it. For example at one point in the book he says he’s got to find a place to hide the Death Note, and the reader thinks, “Oh ok”, but then later on it becomes amazingly intelligent by the way he hides it, but I’m not going to tell you that…you got to figure that out by yourself.
In total the entire book is great! I, myself, have read the first three books and thought it was fantastic and can’t wait to pick up the next one! I rated this book a four out of five, the story line and plot is probably what keeps me hooked even though I think my favorite part is that Light is able to think the way he does and how he makes you guess threw out the whole book. So if you’re into Manga and graphic novels and confusion, this book is perfect for you.