'''''Bungaku Shoujo''''', or '''''Book Girl''''' in the English releases, is a collection of LightNovel works by Mizuki Nomura. There are about 16 novels in the series with eight being part of the main story four being short story collections, and four being side stories.

This story is started with an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent named Konoha Inoue. His life is quite normal, but only if one disregards the fact that he is a bestselling female romance writer. During his first year of high school he meets Amano Tohko reading a book. Tohko then announces that Konoha is joining the Literature Club. Two years later, Tohko and Konoha are still the only people in the Literature Club and Tohko is studying for college. One day his friend Nanase Kotobuki falls down and is hospitalized. Konoha goes to the hospital to see her, and finds his Childhood Friend Miu Asakura who also wants to be a writer. At that moment starts a story of drama, romance, and mystery as Konoha and Tohko confront Miu and his pasts to fix what was once set wrong.

There are 5 animated adaptations: 4 of them being [=OVAs=] and the recent movie -- just note that they all adapt the last half the series, so if you're going to read the books, read them first. In addition, several of the novels have been adapted to manga.

The novels also have a sequel, ''Bungaku Shoujo: Minarai'', set after Touko's graduation. They introduce a new character, [[NaiveNewcomer Nano Hinosaka]], a freshman that joins the Literature Club after falling in LoveAtFirstSight with Konoha.
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!!''Bungaku Shoujo'' provides examples of:

* ACupAngst: Tohko
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Tohko (whatever exactly she is) eats stories, but claims not to believe in ghosts (by all indications, she's right).
-->'''Tohko:''' It's so cheap when it turns out it was AllJustADream or [[AWizardDidIt because of a ghost]]. It's just wrong. I don't accept ghosts.
* BatDeduction: [[spoiler:Subverted]] in ''Book Girl and the Famished Spirit'' when the Literature Club receives a letter written in a numerical code and Tohko immediately deduces the meaning based on random associations. [[spoiler:It turns out to be a much more standard substitution cipher.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: Konoha; Ryuto; Kazushi. LampShaded in the first novel where Konoha notes that he used to be teased for having a girly face.
* BoyMeetsGirl: Naturally.
* ButNowIMustGo: Tohko still has to go to college.
* ChekhovsGunman: The rich girl in the movie is instrumental in helping Miu. This is actually AdaptationDistillation as Maki is a major character in the books.
* ChickMagnet: Ryuto and Kazushi
* ClingyJealousGirl: See {{Yandere}}.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Comes with the book eating.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Konoha
* ConversationalTroping: Lots, given that it's a series about books and writing.
* DeadpanSnarker: Konoha, more so in the novels.
* [[DontLikeDontRead Don't Like, Don't Eat]]: Konoha's usual reaction to Tohko's criticism of the snacks he writes for her.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Konoha near a railway crossing when he undergoes a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:after Miu tells him how much she hates him and blames him for everything that happened to her and asks him to get out.]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the flashbacks, Miu had long hair kept in a ponytail. [[spoiler: After her first suicide attempt, she has it chopped short.]]
* FirstGirlWins: Bit ambiguous with this one.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Her parents constant fighting and her mother's flat out admission to Miu that she couldn't get a divorce because of her(Miu)]],could be what led to her greatly Yandere tendencies later.
* HeroicBSOD
** Konoha has one every time he sees something in his past.
** Also when Miu [[spoiler:attempts suicide for the second time.]]
* HoldingHands: Tohko does this during Konoha's [[HeroicBSOD BSOD]] to snap him out of it.
* IngestingKnowledge: Tohko experiences books by eating them.
* IWillWaitForYou: Non-romantic variety.
* LoveTriangle: Of the [[TriangRelations type 3]] variety.
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]: Miu seems to show [[spoiler:darker]] shades of this.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Miu]]. Oh! So much. [[spoiler:Everything was a hypotenuse to her as a child for Konoha's affection. From his stuffed Zebra doll to his pet bird (which was ever so brutally murdered by her).]]
* ObfuscatingDisability
* ObliviousToLove: Konoha, justified considering how Kotobuki acts around him.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Takeda
* PatrickStewartSpeech: At some point in each novel, you can be sure Tohko will launch upon a lecture about a book that's relevant to the current situation, and in doing so will change how someone looks at the world. Because she's the Literature Girl, doncha know.
* RapunzelHair: Touko's hair reaches her ankles. It looks even more impressive when she lets her braids down at home.
* RomanticRunnerUp: Sorry [[spoiler:Nanase]], you just weren't important enough.
* ShoutOut
** The manga adaption of "Book Girl and the Clown who wanted to die" (did anyone say ''light'' novel?) is filled with references and shout-outs to famous Japanese and non-Japanese books. For a while, the story even turns into a modern day reenactment of [[spoiler:Dazai Osamu's ''No Longer Human'']].
** The second book is a WholePlotReference to [[spoiler: ''Literature/WutheringHeights'']].
** Heck, all the books reference other books.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: At the end of the novel 8, [[spoiler:Konoha enacts all the conditions of Tohko's from love fortune 7 years ago on purpose.]] Also a ChekhovsGun, [[spoiler:since this love fortune was first mentioned at the start of novel 1, and was treated as a joke.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Pretty much all of Kotobuki's friends ship her with Konoha.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: The reason why Nanase ends up falling for Konoha.
* SpurnedIntoSuicide: [[spoiler:Miu.]] Well, [[spoiler:the first time. She was so sad and angry with Konoha for not telling her about him writing the book (thus feeling that he was distancing himself away from her and being as Yandere as she is) that she decided to kill herself right in front of him, so that he'd regret and suffer his entire life.]] Now, how's that for someone who loves you ?!
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:Tohko and Konoha can never really be together.]]
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Miu]] really really hates Konoha and tells him with a smile.
** [[spoiler: Chia]] does not understand human emotions and acts cheerful and stupid to hide it from others.
* TeenGenius: Konoha, who became a best-selling author at the age of fourteen.
* ThereAreNoTherapists
* TomboyishPonytail: Miu in the flashbacks.
* TrainStationGoodbye
* {{Tsundere}}: Nanase. LampShaded in one of the [=OVAs=] when her friend tells her, "What you're doing now is more than tsundere. It's a crime."
** Konoha is a Type B for Tohko.
* [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend]]: It takes a while, but it's all the more satisfying.
* {{Yandere}}: Just because you can't have one person does not mean you can commit suicide. And Tohko's foster brother actually ''wants'' the kind of girlfriend who'd kill him so he'd never leave her.
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