Okay, so I've been reading mangas for about five years & I'm a big shojo reader. And when I first started reading this, the beginning was very much like any other shojo manga & I thought I knew exactly where this was going. WRONG! I ended up loving this manga so much & it was beautiful written & very well done! It made me want to be a better person and be happy because Tohru was always looking at the bright side of everything. Anyone having doubts about this manga, READ IT! It will be worth it! I just loved the way the author took the time to develop the back story on these character (that's what gets me hooked on shows, books, and mangas).
I just love this manga, worth the read!