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I Love Him to Pieces (My Boyfriend Is a Monster #1)

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  966 Ratings  ·  182 Reviews
Can love survive the zombie apocalypse? Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. She's the star of her high school baseball team, and Jack's the star of the science program. Her idea of a study session includes sleeping in the sun, and his idea of a good game involves dungeons and dice. But opposites start attracting when they're assigned ...more
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Laura
Oct 17, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Any girl who brings along a baseball bat on a first date has an automatic place in my heart! :D

I Love Him to Pieces blends cute and creepy moments with fun and touching illustrations to create a fast paced introduction to this graphic novel series. A “jock” falling for the “geek” tale filled with zombies? HELLO! I’m in!

Dicey Bell and Jack Chen are simply adorable! Dicey’s cute, smart, and fierce charm comes through and sparkles in her eyes! And she has set her sights on the geeky and loveable J
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Sesana
Here we have the first in the My Boyfriend is Dead series of graphic novels. From the two additional subtitles (My Date is Dead Weight or He Only Loves Me For My Brains) it's obvious that it's a zombie story. The zombie part actually takes awhile to build. The first half of the book is concentrated on the very natural and very cute growing relationship between Dicey (star of her high school baseball team) and Jack (D&D nerd). Dicey is no dumb jock, and Jack is no socially inept dork, and the ...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Isn't that nice, the jock (Dicey) and the geek (Jack Chen) go on a date, since well, clearly they like each other and I'm like aww there kind of, no, they are freaking adorable. I think the expressions and how they drawn, helps make the couple, like I said, freaking adorable. You can't help but smile.

Then what happens when there on their date, freaking zombies. Don't you hate it when that happens? Worst, date, ever?

Anyway, while looking for graphic novels to read, this series showed up and well
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Katie  (Books and Katie)
Review:

Amazing! The romance is rushed (but I have a feeling that that might just be how it is with these super short, standalone graphic novels), but the characters and the story were awesome.

The CDC is mentioned, and the science is there (though not 100% in detail, we get the idea) and it wrapped up nicely at the end.

The only concern I had was that we never really find out what became of certain characters (mainly Dicey's friends).

Overall, this is a very quick, fun graphic novel read about z
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verbava
з паранормальною романтикою сумно те, що вона рідко буває самоіронічна. навіть якщо в аторів наче є почуття гумору, воно не заходить на метатекстовий рівень – а цього іноді бракує, коли йдеться про міжвидове схрещування і спільну боротьбу за долі світу у всяких апокаліпсисах (незалежно від масштабу).
тому "i love him to pieces" особливо симпатичний: нехай тут значно більше романтики, ніж паранормального (появи зомбів доводиться чекати понад півкнижки), зате з жанровими кліше комікс розбирається д
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Krystl Louwagie
This kind of just felt like it was trying too hard to fill a spot, a market. I didn't realize that these were all contained in each issue and don't continue onto the next. It doesn't give enough time to develop any attachment to the characters or story, really.
As a side that really doesn't have much to do with the story, there was this part that the male soft ball players were made to dress in dresses for making fun of the girl on the softball team, and it was supposed to be funny. And it is, I
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Arminzerella
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Chibineko
I finally got the chance to read this book via my local library and I'm glad that I finally got a chance to read this entry into the MBIAM series. I've heard that it was one of the better stories and for the most part this was true.

I have to say that my favorite aspect of the book had to have been the artwork. It was playful when it needed to be but still managed to bring across the serious tone of the story once Zombigeddon breaks loose. I could easily re-read this for the value of the artwork
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Aimeekay
Nov 14, 2012 Aimeekay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So my daughter brought this one home for me from school. (Told me she saw zombies and figured I’d like it, what a good girl!) My Boyfriend is a Monster is a cute little graphic novel. It seemed a bit thin at first, but those 124 pages had a whole lotta story packed in them.
I thought the interaction between Dicey and Jack was really cute. The first half of the book you get to see how they first start working together and a little bit about their own personal histories. The zombie action doesn’t s
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Shannon
I've read so many books lately that were amazing and I knew that eventually I'd read something I'd hate. I feel bad saying this, but I honestly did not like this at all. Most of the reviews had glowing things to say. I just didn't like anything about it. I'm fine with comics and I loved the idea of a zombie outbreak. It all just fell flat to me. It tried to be funny, but I didn't laugh or smile once.

I had two main problems with this graphic novel. First, the artwork. Not trying to sound shallow,
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Sinai C.
I actually really loved the drawings...therefore, that earns a star. The drawings were so cute and at times, the expressions on a character's face would just make me burst out giggling. The other star goes to the overall relationship between the two main characters-- it's so ADORABLE! I thought there would be more drama about it or that one of the guys on the team would actually have a crush on her or something, but it kept it pretty clean and they seem so sweet together. The last star goes ther ...more
Mary Wyman
Cute. Enjoy :)
Nevey
Feb 08, 2011 Nevey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious graphic novel, it's really one of the cutest graphic novel I have ever read in my life. The pictures really told me about the characters; I felt like I did not need words to make me believe there feelings. I totally loved the relation between the characters *The Geek and The Sport's Freak* she was a girl in a boys' team. Jack is the geek that I would totally date. He plays Fantasy games, he is so smart, he is nice. I take off my hat for the wonderful Evonne the creator of these lovely ...more
Kylie
Overall, this was cute. The story is pretty much a high school romance with a brief zombie outbreak plot at the end. While I liked the main couple's dynamic (and Jack for being Jack, he's the sort of guy I would fall for) I found it very irritating that Dicey calls Jack by his full name constantly throughout the book - who the hell does that?! Also technically Jack was never a zombie as such, since he was infected then cured. I guess Warm Bodies already did the full-on zombie romance though.

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Sinead
May 14, 2015 Sinead rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Midnight Dark
Oct 15, 2014 Midnight Dark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anime-romance
It was a amazing book. It really had me interested when i started reading and seeing how all the people look. I like to see the people because its hard for me to imagine what the look like in my head, that's why i like to read anime and comics. I especially love romance based thing. It makes me all tingly when its at a romantic part in the book. When i first saw it i thought it was going to be a boring book with just 1 kissing picture and nothing more romantic. Like it was ganna basically be dra ...more
Christyn
I Love Him to Pieces is part high school romance, and part zombies. Half the book is dedicated to the budding relationship between Jack Chen (the "Nerd") and Dicey Bell (the "Jock") - I have to say, these two are adorable, realistic and likable characters (brought to life by both the wonderful artist and author). The "romance" happens a bit quickly but given the length of this graphic novel it's expected. I really adored Jack and Dicey, they were very real characters in a sense that I could sti ...more
Sarah
Apr 21, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
2.5

When baseball star Dicey and science nerd Jack are paired up for a school assignment, they fall for each other despite their many differences. Then zombies attack. The end.

There's nothing original or substantive about this silly little story, but the cute art and romance make it a good choice for fluffy romance lovers, zombie aficionados, and comics fans who have 20 minutes to kill.
Saoirse Adams-Kushin
This was marketed as a humourous parody of Twilight-style supernatural romance.

That's not at all what this is!

This isn't a joke. It's a super cute teen romance that happens to have zombies in it. The characters are both metaphorically and literally well-drawn. The central romance was sweet (I kept having to put the book down and say "oh this is... so cute....." out loud to myself) and both Dicey and Jack's friend circles seem like believable Real Teens. I've heard there are some recurring charac
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Aubrey
I decided to take a short break in the YA fiction to check out this charming and hilarious graphic novel. I'm glad that I did. I Love Him to Pieces was entertaining from the beginning and very original. I always enjoy reading about strong female heroines.
Kimberly
I picked I Love Him to Pieces on a whim when I was making the rounds at the library a couple weeks back and totally forgot about reading it until the Ides of March Read-A-Thon came around. I was a little hesitant in picking this one up since I haven't had the best experience with teen graphic novels like these but this one turned out to be a really pleasant surprise.

I like Dicey and Jack a lot. Dicey was a really fun character. She was the lone girl on her high school baseball team, but she was
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Shazza Maddog
Aug 13, 2015 Shazza Maddog rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack Chen is a science nerd and a geek. Dicey Bell is a jock who plays on the baseball team. They are set up to 'raise an egg' together for Health class. They're both cute teens so you can guess they're gonna fall in love. There's just one weird little thing - Jack's parents are researching a fungus that turns people into zombies, which has moved up from Mexico and into Florida (where this story takes place). And not only that, but St. Petersburg, where the story takes place, is infected on the ...more
Mary Raccuia
Feb 10, 2016 Mary Raccuia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
My boyfriend is a Monster-I love him to pieces is the first in a series of graphic novels that take place in a High School. Nerds and jocks are not supposed to hang out but Dicey the main character and the only girl on the boys varsity baseball team, and Jack the science nerd find themselves partners/parents for their Science Egg Baby Project. While sneaking out of school one day -their first official date-the two find themselves running away from Zombies. This quick read is great for Middle and ...more
Soobie's heartbroken
Uh, I really liked that.

The first page was quite good. «Jack Chan, you're the father of my baby!» I wonder if those health ed projects will ever land in Italy. They seem quite funny! But, I guess that mentioning pregnancy in high school will cause lots of controversy.

I thought this one was the first in a series and yes it is, but not it isn't. Because is a sort of one-shot story that begins and ends in this very volume. Which can be a positive thing! ^__^

So, we're in California a nerd Jack is pa
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 13, 2011 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talking to one of the selectors at work , just the other day. She buys for the Adult Fiction, Top Titles and Large Print. We were discussing how Vampires tend to be on their way out in a sense and that the new creature starting to appear in novels is in fact - the Zombie. Which surprisingly was interesting as Vampires are known for their seductiveness , hotness etc and Zombies are known for their disgusting appearances and the fact they want to eat your brains and have speech impediments.
The re
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Kate
Oct 22, 2011 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love him to pieces review

Art: Very clean and straight forward and surprisingly in black and white which is odd because this being a comic and not a manga you would expect it in color but no it is black and white with little to no shading it's all line and black. That actually works for the comic then against it the art work is realistic cartoony with a hint of anime flare with out it being manga style it's nice and even manga fans will fall for it as it is almost well... theres nothing to com
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Cornerofmadness
Apr 29, 2012 Cornerofmadness rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
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Sara
May 04, 2011 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received from Netgalley.

Summary: Can love survive the zombie apocalypse? Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. She's the star of her high school baseball team, and Jack's the star of the science program. Her idea of a study session includes sleeping in the sun, and his idea of a good game involves dungeons and dice. But opposites start attracting when they're assigned to be partners in a class project. Now an outbreak of a weird infection--it eats your brains
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Danielle
I Love Him to Pieces is the classic, boy meets girl – boy turns into a zombie romance. Yes, Dicey happens to be captain of her high school baseball team and incredibly intelligent, but she’s also interested in a very unlikely match, Jack. When they’re paired up for a science project Dicey learns that Jack truly does have feelings for her, but what happens when the zombie apocalypse suddenly happens and Jack may have been infected? Will Dicey fight for him or run for her life?

Are you a graphic no
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Cathy  Keaton
Apr 19, 2011 Cathy Keaton rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of zombies, graphic novels, manga
There was nothing particularly earth-shattering about the story-telling, nor the characterization (but, what happens is earth-shattering to the characters' lives, of course). There's nothing here that I haven't seen done before somewhere else, but it is a nice way to turn off your brain and read a brain-eating zombie story before you turn in for the night, assuming that sort of thing relaxes you.

I will say that it is very sweet and romantic, but I just didn't buy Dicey's and Jack Chen's very qui
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