The Year of the Beasts
Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their... show more
Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test. Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.
Publish date: May 22nd 2012
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Realistic Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, High School
Appeal Characteristics Graphic Novel/Blurred Genre/Format Concept-- Ultimate Weird. White Darkness weird. Sister relationships, parent/sibling relationship, friendship, love, crushes, extreme human emotions: jealousy, hate, and violence, also layered with character death, disability, mythologyThis b...
I don't get it. For me it was obvious at the beginning that Tessa is the Medusa character and the alternating comics and prose chapters are supposed to come together in some profound way. Only, I didn't think it was profound or surprising or any of that.The prose chapters are so plainly written as t...
First graphic novel/comic/book mash up I've ever read. The story was entertaining, but the switch back and forth took away from it.
Every summer comes the carnival, its trucks rolling in, bringing infinite possibilities to town. This year, Tessa and her sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line for everything. The rides, the food, and the boys. But this summer also brings jealousy, and will set in motion a cours...
Originally posted on Nicole's YA Book Haven:Reviewed on April 6th, 2012:"Year of the Beasts" was not what I expected. At all. However, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.Let me start by saying this: Did you happen to catch that little bit in the description that says that this book "will break your ...