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Marguerite Abouet
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Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
This book contains the final three graphic novels in the Aya series, which have apparently only appeared in English in omnibus form. This makes good sense, since each volume is short and incomplete in itself. This series is very consistent, with enjoyable characters and excellent, colorful illustrat...
Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
This is a fun series and a consistent one - once you've read the first book (and you really do need to read them in order), you know what you're getting. The more time I spent with Aya and her family and friends, the more involved in their lives I felt: this is a fun story that draws you in, with a ...
Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
I enjoyed this second volume in the series: the story is engaging, the artwork vibrant, and the characters distinct. I still think the marketing of this series overstates its supposed lightheartedness and positivity in a major way; yes, it's set in Africa without including war, abject poverty, sickn...
Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
My rating of this one may not be reliable, as I have little experience with graphic novels. I'm calling it 3.5, because I enjoyed it well enough. This graphic novel is set in the urban Ivory Coast in the 1970s, following the (mis)adventures of three teenage girls from working-class families. Aya, ...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it 6 years ago
The book mentions this is about Aya. It isn't. Aya is just a minor character. The book is more about her friends Bintou and Adjoua. Which is a shame. I was looking forward to a story about a smart girl in Africa who is aiming to become doctor. What I got... well 2 girls who like to party, 1 ends up ...
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