It's definitely a happier ending than that story of young Chika running off into the forest after narrowly escaping getting lynched by the villagers and encountering You-witch. It still pops up in my YouTube recommendations from time to time . ;_;
I've got no problem with the artstyle and I don't think she looks overly 'boyish' either(not that it should matter for any person with an open mind). I'm only thinking I might have read this before, but late 90s/early 2000s stuff is pretty similar.
Is schools fixing grades for fear of loss of reputation a thing in Japan? What happened to entry exams?
The thing that really irked me while reading this were the failed attempts at humor and slapstick, which were really jarring with the drama plot. I mean, was anything about Yagi being addlebrained and putting Mado through the things she did put her through funny? I think that is one thing I've found not to like about the author's more recent works.
Everything went better than expected: she got over her unrequited love, even managed to help that girl find a sense of selfworth in the process, stopped being in the closet and her first love even tried to set her up with girls, which is kind of cute. But librarian Asuka is still the cutest!