WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?Everybody at Seiyo Elementary thinks that stylish and super cool Amu has it all: But nobody knows the real Amu, a shy girl who wishes she had the courage to truly be herself Changing Amu’s life is going to take than wishes and dreams–it’s going to take a little magic! One morning, Amu finds a surprise in her bed: three strange little eggs Each egg contains a Guardian Character, an angellike being who can give her the power to be someone new With the help of her Guardian Characters, Amu is about to discover that her true self is even amazing than she ever dreamed Holy, this was an amazing manga series! First of all, nothing like this out of manga have I ever seen And I so doubt I ever will This manga stands alone from everything else, especially in the whole entire concept.Amu is really an example of a girl in elementary school who is misunderstood and not given a chance to fix her mistakes, but she really wants another chance at a good life Tadase and Ikuto are two boys that help her along the way, both becoming crushes but she does eventually choose one of them (won't say who because that'll spoil the whole amazing conflict throughtout the series!0 the other guys she meets are just there but don't play a major role when it comes to loving her.Recomended to anyone who loves manga this is a great addiction to a collection! 1 The art is beautiful.2 The idea is WAAAAY original I CAN'T FIND ANOTHER PLOT LIKE IT!!3 It teaches a valuable lesson that I ENCOURAGE MY REVIEW READERS TO FIND OUT FOR THEMSELVES :)Shugo Chara (NOTE: Pronounced Shoogoh kahrah! People have been calling it Shoogoh charah and I have the immediate urge to correct them! But I wouldn't knowI'm just a fan of pronouncing things the japanese way.) starts out as story about a young 4th grader (I can't believe how young they are) named Amu Hinamori.Amu has been classified as a cool Hot and spicy type of girl, but deep down inside, she's an overreacting, excited girl She dresses punky and cool, but she's always wanted to wear something girly with lace She has problems with showing her true feelings and emotions.One night, she wishes that she would be able to show her true self to others, and the next morning, three small eggs appear in her room This is where the plot begins to pick up.I started reading Shugo Chara when I was in the 6th grade, and I've only read up to volume nineso nope, I'm not finished But I want to review what I feel about this story so far, and I GIVE THIS STORY FOURSTARS BECAUSE OF IT'S AWESOME BRILLIANCE!!!!!!!It's FOURSTARS and not fivestars because Shugo Chara is a little too shoujo for me But don't get me wrongI love the plots and the art and the characters!I recommend this story for shoujo, mahou shoujo (magical girl) lovers! Now go read it! Everything about this is just plain meh Even though I knew from the start that this manga isn't something to be gaga over and that it isn't meant to be realistic at all, I'm still confused and a bit disappointed.First off, the egg idea is kind of ludicrous to me and in all honesty, it doesn't really make sense in my head How're Guardian Characters supposed to help a person find his/her true personality and identity if they constantly control and change how the person acts and reacts? Well, maybe not constantly, but whatever It's close enough.Second, the dialogue was pretty hard to understand I had no clue as to who was saying the particular line.Third, it was thoroughly incoherent and the story line jumped from one scene to another It was kind of frustrating.Fourth, I am not a fan of seventeen year old boys who are after eleven year old girls and touch them inappropriately the first time they meet.Lastly, I don't understand why Amu is perceived as a 'cool kid' because she was just snarky and unlikable.Overall, this volume is tolerable at best This probably wasn't the best introduction to an entire manga series I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt though and rating it with 2.5 stars. Shugo Chara is a lovely manga series! It turned out better than I had expected to be Amu Hinamori, the main character, acting 'cool and spicy' at her school but that wasn't her true character So she wish to be reborn as her true self Her wish came true and there were three eggs on her bed She was astonished about it She brought them at her school where she met the Guardians of Seiyo Elementary She had a crush with the prince, Tadase who was in the king chair Once she confessed to him that she loves him but he turned her down so she ran and fell in a whole and saw a cat eared teenage boy, Ikuto He stole her red egg but it hatched Her name was Ran, a Guardian Character that helps Amu to find her true self The other two eggs hatched after that incident Second egg that hatch was Miki and third was Su Ran make Amu good at sports, Miki makes her good at art and Su makes her good at cookingand cleaning Her adventure goes on Read the book to know ! Its a fun series and has a good plot! There is an anime show of this but isn't as good as the manga.