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Return to Book Page. Preview — 1 Litre of Tears by Aya Kito. The disease causes the person to lose control over their body, but because the person can retain all mental ability the disease acts as a prison. So in the end she cannot eat, walk or talk. Aya keeps a diary of not only what she does but how she feels and the hardships she must endure. As she notes in one entry, "I write because writing is evidence that I am still alive. Get A Copy. Published by Elex Media Komputindo first published February 25th More Details Original Title.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of 1 Litre of Tears. There is a Japanese series about Aya that I loved so much. It was heart touching, it made me cry many times! I really recommend watching this before reading this diary. It's about a year-old girl "Aya Kito" who had a spinocerebellar atrophy which made her lose her body's balance gradually and progressively until she couldn't walk.
Then she lost her ability to eat properly, she could choke and die if she was alone. And lost the ability to write as usual There is a Japanese series about Aya that I loved so much. And lost the ability to write as usual, and couldn't speak well. But she didn't lost hope in life to the very end! The diary talks about her suffering with her illness until she died at the age of And these are some quotes from the diary: "Everytime I walk, in every step I take, I can feel my unsteady body.
Is that something you can't understand unless you experience it? Even if you can't feel what that person is feeling, I want you to at least try to think in my point of view. But I think that's hard to do". It stole the beauty of my youth. If I didn't have this weird illness, I could have had a love life.. I just want someone to rely on. I just can't take this anymore! I want to go back to the past!
I wanna make a time machine and ride it to go back to the past. Watch me run, walk, roll around, and play with you.. Do I have to come back to reality? I don't wanna grow up! Aya just can't seem to stop crying". There are any things you can do, even if you are handicapped. If you were a person who didn't have the power to think, you wouldn't have been able to feel the kindness, and the warmth that people have, which you first realized after getting sick", says mom. Thinking that God is propably testing me through these hardships, made me feel a lot better.
Somehow, I do not want to forget this feeling". You can just get up again. Why don't you look up at the sky, while you're down there. You are alive". But I can't express my love to everyone. I can't speak and I can't make any actions to express it.. The best I can do is smile in response to their love". All I have is my deteriorating body. Why do I have to be alive? On the contrary, I want to live. The only things I enjoy are eating, reading and writing, I wonder what other year-old enjoy?
When I remember the past, Annoyingly, I cry; The reality of today Is too cruel, too severe, And doesn't even offer me a dream; Imagining the future Brings me yet another kind of tears". View all 14 comments. There was a series for this book which I thoroughly loved. It was a certified tear jerker. I really felt like I did shed a liter of tears. I hated the fact that Aya was so pretty and intelligent,and yet she was burdened with a disease that she didn't even deserve to have.
So because of the series I got curious and I wanted to know more about the real Aya. Not the actress that plays Aya's character. I wanted to know the true, unbiased and unedited story behind Aya's disease. Unfortunately it was n There was a series for this book which I thoroughly loved.
Unfortunately it was not available in our country, and can only be bought at Singapore and Japan, so I asked my aunt in Sing. At first, I was expecting it would be twice a tear jerker as the series is, but I was wrong.
I didn't cry throughout the book. But don't get me wrong because it's still a very sad, sad book. While reading I came to ask myself that how can someone as intelligent and creative like Aya be burdened with Cerebrospinal degeneration disease? She's just a young girl who had a lot of dreams for herself and for her family. But life was unfair for her. She was not given the chance to maximize her potentials. Aya had an incurable disease, so she sees the world differently.
She values the small things and treasures every single day of her life. Aya had a very hard life due to her illness.
She was not able to have the normal life of teenagers. She dreams of going out on dates and marrying but it was just not meant for her. Despite of this,she has a family who cares for her. Her daily struggles was written in her diary, and it would actually make you see and realize how lucky you are to be normal. Aya's diary has drawings at some pages. I loved her drawings and it shows her creative side.
1 Litre of Tears
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The diary, a true story based on her own life, was originally written in first person. It is about a girl coping with her teenage life along with a degenerative disease. She keeps a diary of not only what she does but how she feels and the hardships she must endure. As she notes in one entry, "I write because writing is evidence that I am still alive. The disease causes the person to lose control over their body, but because the person can retain all mental ability the disease acts as a prison.
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