Publish date: June 17th 2008
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Coming Of Age
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
This weekend I read two graphic novels about camp experiences, one from the perspective of a father spending a week at Boy Scout camp with his two sons and the other from the perspective of a young girl just growing into teenagerdom experiencing new crushes, friendships and drama at summer camp. ...
I was looking forward to this book. But in the end, it was boring. The characters were bleh or bitchy and there wasn't much happening but a whole crap load of teenage drama.The whole book takes place during camp. Now, this is normally not a problem, but all the drama and all the stuff that is happen...
Graphic format or not, I didn't care for the characters. Mean girls are mean girls. There was very little resolution.
Understated magic realism and strong characterization, as with Larson's two previous books; the characters here weren't quite as compelling, or the strangeness quite as central, and it was hard to tell some of the subsidiary characters apart. It just didn't feel quite as magical and strange as [boo...
I think I'm going to go ahead and assert that Hope Larson is my favorite comic book artist at the moment. The drawings! So good. The emotions and subtexts leap off the page in a very delicious way. The teenagers zombie-eyed and drooling over their favorite pop star, or the curlicued thought bubbles ...
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