I just ADORE Rilakkuma, so I couldn’t resist requesting this book when I saw it on Netgalley.
However, this is one of those cases were I would have had a physical copy rather than an ecopy. The book just doesn’t work in ebook format. Why? Because this is a motivational/inspirational self-help book thing, you can read it from cover to cover, but I have to say it really got boring after x pages. The best is, what they also recommend at the beginning, to put it next to you and then pick a random page and see the text + flip further for some cute Rilakkuma and friends. But you cannot do that with an ebook. At least not in my experience.
I did think the book was cute, and I think it would be something I would buy. I can use some motivation on some days and the texts are very sweet and motivational (for instance this one: “Sometimes you need to close things”, or this one: “It’s okay to do things out of order”.) But there is more! Flip the page after the motivational/inspirational text and there is Rilakkuma and his friends!
The ending had me smiling, I was really happy that they ended on that note and that Rilakkuma and his friends are there for me.
The art is just freaking adorable, I was squeeing the whole time.
All in all, I would still recommend this one, but again, be sure to get the paper edition of this book.