Naruto, Vol. 1: The Tests of the Ninja

Book 1 of 69 in the Naruto Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 7 - 12n/aZ+n/an/a
R to L (Japanese Style).

Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! Believe it!

Paperback, 192 pages
Published on August 6, 2003 by VIZ Media LLC
ISBN-10: 1569319006
ISBN-13: 9781569319000
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  • yunggrenji
    yunggrenjiThursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:06 am55 stars
    Naruto is a great book you should read. It is about a young boy named Naruto Uzumaki who has a 9 Tailed Beast (Bijuu) inside him (the bijuu's/beast's name is Kurama). He is separated from the other kids because they think of him as the beast, not as the one who keeps it in their body. His goal is to be the greatest hokage (ninja president in their village). He fails the exam to become a ninja again, but later his sensei Iruka is about to get killed by another person, Mizuki. Naruto does a "jutsu" (basically magic powers) to clone himself 999 other times. He defeats Mizuki and Iruka gives him a ninja headband, which proves he is a ninja. The next day all the Genin (the lowest ninja rank other than the academy student) are separated into squads of 4 (one sensei and 3 genin). He is put with his crush Sakura, but his rival, Sasuke. Sasuke has no family just like Naruto, but he has one brother. His brother destroyed his entire clan (family) and Sasuke wants vengence. Sakura isn't very important, since she only cares about getting with Sasuke. Their ninja teacher, is Kakashi Hatake. It is a great book!
    • manuelneedmilk
      manuelneedmilkThursday, January 31, 2019 at 8:30 am44 stars
      Naruto is one of the best anime you should buy the manga
      • unknownThursday, January 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm
        this book was the best!!!
        • narutoThursday, October 25, 2018 at 9:05 am
          my favorite movie
          • tuka
            tukaThursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm55 stars
            this book is epic !
            • lolTuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:27 am
              awsome book dude
              • 2026wilkinshay
                2026wilkinshayThursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm
                I've watched the whole anime series and read all the books... am i obsessed? Yes. Yes I am. It's a really great book about a kid named Naruto Uzumaki who's at the Ninja Training Academy. It's very suspenseful and cool.
                • majise
                  majiseFriday, November 10, 2017 at 9:20 am55 stars
                  I love the anime show Naruto but the book is still as action packed
                  • dheb2
                    dheb2Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:51 am55 stars
                    the manga was much better than the anime
                    • ILoveNaruto =]Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm
                      I have not read this book yet but i think this book going to be good because the show is good .