Light Novel

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya [Light Novel]

Before it was an anime or manga, the story of Haruhi Suzumiya was originally a series of light novels (aka: books with pictures) released in Japan. It is the tale of an energetic-but-jerkish high school girl, Haruhi Suzumiya, and her exploits with the school club she forms with her classmates Kyon (the cynical narrator), Yuki (an emotionless book-lover), Mikuru (a shy upperclassman), and Itsuki (an overly-friendly exchange student) to search for the mysterious and supernatural. And then a twist is revealed that changes the genre of the whole thing altogether.