This is a tolerable one-shot. It's a cliche plotline, but it's stomachable. Almost sweet. You're really sort of rooting for them. I mean, she's a judgemental freak, and the fact that a popular, nice guy would care about this plain girl remains to be seen. But, hey. A ton of shoujo manga doesn't make sense. So, yeah, it was okay. Until the end.
He ruins her life. He ACTUALLY ruins it, publishing her secret, horrible journal type thingy for everyone to see. Everyone hates her for it (Who could LIKE a girl who does that anyway? But that's besides the point). What he did was abusive
on SO many levels. Controlling, disturbing, and creepy to the HIGHEST degree. It's akin to breaking her legs so she can't walk out the door. HOW is that romantic, to make everyone hate her so that nobody will like her but him? So. Flippin'. Creepy.
I mean, yeah. A ton of romance bends moral rules just for the sake of angst, for the sake of plot. But there are some messages that shouldn't be sent. It is NOT okay for a guy to do that to somebody he likes. That is ABUSIVE and shows a COMPLETE lack of respect and twists love into something hideous. If it had been me, I would have run screaming. He's horrible. Repulsive. Disgusting. Things like possessiveness and jealousy are NOT attractive or acceptable things in a relationship. These emotions are destructive and poisonous and above all shameful, not cute or romantic. If a guy is jealous, yeah, it means he likes you a lot. But it also means he doesn't trust you, which is the fundamental building block of relationships.
It was okay. But the message was just so wrong.