Book review

Your Name by Makoto Shinkai | Book Review

Hello book lovers!

Another review for you! I’m excited to share this review with you since it feels like forever since I posted about a story I loved with my whole heart! With that being said, let’s get into my opinion.


I had heard a lot of good things about Your Name in all of its formats, the movie and the novel and manga, so I had high expectations. Thankfully this book really met them and I couldn’t be happier because of that.

I really don’t know what to say because I feel like I will spoil everything if I start typing. And I’m sure almost everyone has heard of this story before, either because of the movie, the manga or the book. But for those who don’t know what this is about, it’s the story about Mitsuha, a girl living in the country side, and Taki, a boy living in Tokyo. Somehow they start having dreams about being and living the life of the other, without even knowing who the other person is.

The story can be a little bit confusing since the book is told from Mitsuha and Taki’s POV, but we don’t get any indication who is narrating what. However, I didn’t have a problem with that, I was so hooked in the story I couldn’t stop reading.

I would like to talk more about the plot and the characters, but since this is a short story that truly only revolves around these two characters and their dreams, everything I say will be a spoiler. I highly recommend you watch the movie or read the book or manga, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

The only bad thing about this book is that the ending is an open one and I wanted to know more! Or maybe just a couple more paragraphs to make my heart feel at ease. But that’s pretty much it, that’s the only problem with this story and it’s only because of me being nosy and wanting to know everything.

I also watched the movie after I read the book and it was so beautiful as well. It was a very accurate adaptation of the book, in my opinion, although there were some scenes that were added to the movie that we don’t read about in the book, I liked them nonetheless. I think the fact that the director and writer is Makoto Shinkai himself, is the reason why the story feels the same through every format.

I highly recommend the book or the movie (since I haven’t read the manga, but I’m sure it’s amazing too). It is one of the best stories ever, it is so touching and heartwarming and I just love it a lot. Without a doubt, this is a 5 star read.

your name review


After posting this I might watch the movie again because I miss this already and because I need to watch it as much as I can in case Netflix decides to take it out of their catalogue.

Have you watched/read Your Name? What are your thoughts?

Until the next post!

Happy reading 💙

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