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Level Up - Gene Luen Yang, Thien Pham
Level Up
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A New York Times Notable Children's Book (Young Adult) for 2011 Smackdown! Video Games vs. Medical School! Which will win the battle for our hero’s attention in Gene Luen Yang’s new graphic novel? Dennis Ouyang lives in the shadow of his parents’ high expectations. They want him to go to med... show more
A New York Times Notable Children's Book (Young Adult) for 2011 Smackdown! Video Games vs. Medical School! Which will win the battle for our hero’s attention in Gene Luen Yang’s new graphic novel? Dennis Ouyang lives in the shadow of his parents’ high expectations. They want him to go to med school and become a doctor. Dennis just wants to play video games—and he might actually be good enough to do it professionally. But four adorable, bossy, and occasionally terrifying angels arrive just in time to lead Dennis back onto the straight and narrow: the path to gastroenterology. It’s all part of the plan, they tell him. But is it? This powerful piece of magical realism brings into sharp relief the conflict many teens face between pursuing their dreams and living their parents’. Partnered with the deceptively simple, cute art of newcomer Thien Pham, Gene Yang has returned to the subject he revolutionized with American Born Chinese. Whimsical and serious by turns, Level Up is a new look at the tale that Yang has made his own: coming of age as an Asian American.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596432352 (1596432357)
ASIN: 1596432357
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 Level Up
Hanging out at the library while younger son plays D&D. Level Up jumped off the endcap and into my hands rather than the books I brought with me. Level Up predated the craze for graphic novel autobiographies by a couple of years (2011 publication date). While the story is fictional, and there ...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
4.0 Level Up
I good YA graphic novel about Dennis, a young man trying to find his way. Does he want to be a gastroenterologist, as his parents always hoped? Or does he want to be a professional gamer? Why do they want him to be a doctor so badly? And what does he really care about in life?You can change your min...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 Level Up
I reread this today while I was getting my car washed. I like the concept a lot. The art bothered me this time around. I hope the sketchy/unfinished look was purposeful but I didn't particularly enjoy looking at it. Also why is there a girl in a bikini at a gaming competition? The story also wraps...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
4.5 Level Up
Well that was unexpected. Perhaps that's the best way to read it. Library copy.
In Libris Veritas
In Libris Veritas rated it
4.0 Level Up by Gene Luen Yang
Source: Library Publisher: First Second Series: - Edition: Hardcover, 160 Pages Genre: Coming of Age Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository* *I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases Rating: 4/5 Level Up is a quirky, fun, and emotional graphic novel by one of my favor...
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