G. Bianco, 2019
Hello fellow bookworms!
I’ve noticed I don’t tend to write super big reviews for certain graphic novels I read, so I figured I’d combine them all into one big multi-review!
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
This Middle Grade graphic novel was super cute!! The colors and illustrations were wonderful and I loved the idea of a young girl learning about roller derby! It showcased female empowerment and was a fun and quick read!
When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
This book is the inspiring tale of a Somali Refugee and his life growing up in a refugee camp with his disabled brother. This story is one of hope that will inspire readers of all ages and show that even when all seems lost, there are still reasons to be thankful for what you have.
The illustrations are fantastic and the storytelling is wonderfully done (and might make you cry like I did...). Overall, this is a really well-written graphic novel that shows how those in other parts of the world live and will force you to reflect on the blessings in your own life.
Be More Chill: The Graphic Novel by Ned Vizzini, David Levithan, and Nick Bertozzi
I really enjoyed this novel in graphic form! The heart of the novel and the plot translates well and it’s just as witty and weird as the book. The illustrations are simple, yet effective and the SQUIP speech bubbles are easy to distinguish from the rest of the speech from other characters.
It’s important to note that this is not an adaptation of the musical (which has different characters and plot points than the original novel), but fans of both the musical and the novel will appreciate this story!
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