Fruits Basket Vol 1 By: Natsuki Takaya
Non-Fiction: Manga 211 Pages
Book Count: 28
Tohru Honda is a high school girl who lives in a tent after the death of her mother. It turns out the land that she is camping on belongs to the Sohma family. They invite her to live with them as their maid/cook. She agrees and ends up learning the family's secret; they turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac when hugged by members of the opposite gender. The member of the family that she goes to school with is the rat. His big brother is the dog. And another member of the family moves in. He is the cat, who is not a true member of the zodiac. Much like in the story of the Chinese zodiac he hates the rat.