Loving this month's graphic novels theme. Loving. And I've finished my first few. Now, I'm delusional...I've set myself this sort of loose goal of reading 49 comics this month. And seeing how I find it a struggle to write reviews ever, the idea of writing 49 (you know, in my dreams) in a month is just horrifying. So, in typical Debi fashion, I'm wimping out...instead, you shall get a few sentences on my reaction to the book and a few links to posts by people who are far more talented than I.
Carl's review and Ana's review and Darren's review
Ana's review and Jeane's review and Stacy's review
Andi's review and Jill's review and Eva's review
Darren's review and well, I couldn't find any more reviews (I'm not very accomplished at searches)...but Vasilly read it and said that of the 31 books she'd read that month, this was one of the three that really stuck out
Lu recommended this one. :) Again, I loved the art! So many talented comics artists out there, aren't there? And I really enjoyed the story as well. In a way, it was sort of a quiet story. About high school life. With the twist that Maggie is just starting high school after having been homeschooled her whole life. (The only reservation I have about the book stems from that part of the story--the "but what about socialization?" crap that is so often pulled out at the mere mention of homeschooling--is sort of alluded to here. I won't go into it now, because frankly, the subject has been played out in too many conversations I've had to have over the years. But if you're wondering what the hell I'm talking about, I do discuss it a bit in this post.) Anyway, while that irked me a bit, it in no way ruined the book for me--especially because Maggie and her brothers are such awesome kids. I really did love the characters--Maggie, her brothers, her new friends Lucy and Alistair. I loved the variety of relationships between the siblings. Oh, and there's a ghost. :)
Lu's review and Darren's review
And that ends round one of comics in February. I'd really hoped to have had more read at this point, but what are you going to do, right? Winter break is coming in just a week and a half--and I'm really hoping to loose myself in these lovely stacks then. :)