Teen Book Review: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up written by Marie Kondo illustrated by Yuko Uramoto

Reviewed by Raven Holland

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Have you ever been embarrassed when guests suddenly show up at your home and everything is scattered and a mess? Well today is your lucky day! The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo shows you how to tidy up your home with only a few simple steps starring the main character, Chiaki Suzuki. Chiaki, like most people, suffers from hoarding; an embarrassing realization for her when her attractive and tidy neighbor unexpectedly stops by. Uh-oh. Time to call in Marie Kondo, Chiaki’s tidy instructor who builds on her quote “It all starts with visualizing your ideal lifestyle.” There are many bumps along the way for Chiaki as she recovers from her obsession with past items; but, with time and effort, the before and after pictures are unrecognizable. Yours can be, too! As I read this book, I followed alongside Chiaki, step by step; and I’m impressed with the results of my room! It’s hardly recognizable. All thanks to The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, and Yuko Uramoto for making this a personal achievement for myself and others as well. I recommend this book to anybody who needs the support or the confidence in cleaning their home. Thanks to the illustrations, the book is easy to understand and even easier to read, making it a great book for younger people. I give this book a rating of five out of five stars. 

 

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