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
55 Book Reviews
  • suna
    sunaabout 1 month55 stars
    I've watched the anime already and I deeply recommend the Manga, the plot is predictable but yet surprising
    • suna
      sunaabout 1 month55 stars
      I watched the whole anime;)
      • eagle_fan11
        eagle_fan112 months55 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!
        • williant003123
          this is so good i watch naruto i dont watch .
          • dreamnotfound
            I like anime.
            • howls
              howls8 months55 stars
              What do you get if you mix amazing animation and great plot and jokes that always hit home ? 9/10
              • cr4td4l
                cr4td4lover 1 year55 stars
                I love this book! *secret* ''I like Sasuke''
                • cr4td4l
                  cr4td4lover 1 year55 stars
                  lol funny
                  • truxted
                    truxtedalmost 2 years55 stars
                    This is a great series and book. I just finished watching Naruto and now im on Naruto shippuden. Trust me, if you think this series is messed up because of the trailers, then you're messed up!
                    • yunggrenji
                      yunggrenjiabout 2 years55 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!