From first seeing the title in the shop I was astounded at first. They sell titles like that?! I was curious and the fact that it was manga intrigued me even more – It has been such a long time since I last read a good manga. It was interesting to read her life experience as a daughter who struggled to meet up towards her parents’ expectations yet could not achieve what is expected for her in society. It shows how hard it is for us to conform to expectations especially when every single one of us are so different.
It was funny that she sought a lesbian escort to help her explore another side of her in order to get rid of her bald spot. Her depiction of her experiences was humorous but made me reflect on myself. We’re still young and it is easy to have an identity crisis especially since we are just beginning to leave our nest. After so many years of being dependent on our parents and learning in schools, we are supposed to already know how to adapt to grown up life.
It was weird that the ending wasn’t a great HAPPILY EVER AFTER but it was realistic. I think that was the point Nagata was trying make; we just have to keep working hard on our own life.
But in the end I felt like there was not too much depth in her experiences. Probably because she does not allow her readers to connect with the book when she was portraying her struggles and her depressing state; I feel that she’s glossing over her experiences as it is a heavy topic.
Also, the title is a clickbait. There is not much sex involved, but it portrays her awkward experience with sexual pleasure. I mean, she was trying to combat her mental health by hiring a prostitute. It was cute but definitely awkward.