Sound! Euphonium: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band

Sound! Euphonium (light novel) Book Cover Sound! Euphonium (light novel)
Ayano Takeda
Young Adult Fiction
Yen On
June 20, 2017

After a terrible experience in her past at the National Music Band Competition, Kumiko abandoned music once and for all. She starts her first year at Kitauji High School, she finds herself being roped back in. But their school's band is hopeless. There was a time where they had placed well in nationals, but now they can't even make it past their regional qualifiers. In the midst of all of this, Kumiko meets the last person she'd ever want to see again, Reina. Will Kitauji High manage to pull itself together with the day of the concert drawing ever closer?!

A slice of life book where there’s not a satisfying payoff. It also has lesbian baiting.
Really there just too much technical infodumps that take up a lot of what this book is and Kumiko is very much not a part of what’s going on. Everyone else around her is having the drama play out, but she herself is more of an observer.
Also it sexualizes middle school to high school girls and that’s gross. Reina has a crush on her teacher as well to add to the grossness. Really Taki, the teacher, is pretty much the male POV character.

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