Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Takahashi, Rumiko.
San Francisco : Viz, 2003.
ISBN 1569319472
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Kagome is a normal high school girl who lives on a shrine in Japan with her family.  One day while she’s trying to find the family cat down in a well, a centipede woman pulls her back in time.  This well is a sort of time machine between modern day Japan and ancient Japan.  While in the past, people keep telling Kagome that she looks exactly like Kikyo, a woman who was killed by Inu Yasha.  Inu Yasha is a half dog demon who tried to steal a magical jewel that gives demons extreme power.  Before Kikyo died, however, she shot Inu Yasha with an arrow that pinned him to a tree in a deep sleep.  Kikyo was then cremated with the jewel.

Now, while  Kagome is in ancient Japan, the centipede woman comes back and attacks Kagome, and slashes her side.  Out pops the magical jewel.  The centipede woman swallows the jewel and starts becoming more powerful and dangerous.  In order to save herself, Kagome frees Inu Yasha from the tree in hopes that he can save her.  Now even more demons are trying to get the jewel.  Together, Kagome and Inu Yasha try to save the jewel, but is Inu Yasha trustworthy now since he betrayed Kikyo before?  And why is it that Kagome looks exactly like Kikyo?  (Davinna Artibey, Center for International Studies, Denver Public Schools, CO)

SUBJECTS:     Heroes and heroines -- Fiction.
                        Time travel -- Fiction.
                        Comic books, strips, etc.
                        Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
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