Orphaned high school student Tohru Honda is taken in by a mysterious family with a magical secret.
Awards & Honors
• A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2005
Tohru Honda was born in the year of the dog, but she feels more of an affinity for cats. She’ll get to know one when she moves in with the Sohma family, who are cursed to turn into their Chinese zodiac animals whenever they’re hugged by someone of the opposite sex. Kyo is the cat, and Yuki is the rat. The two cousins hate each other, but Tohru likes them both for different reasons. Now she has to help everyone get along—and help keep the family’s secret!
Takaya, Natsuki. Fruits Basket, Vol. 1. Los Angeles: TOKYOPOP, 2004.