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

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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
Paperback, 123 pages
Published 2011 by Graphic Universe (first published August 1st 2010)
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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
Laura
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...more
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...more
Aimeekay
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...more
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,...more
Katie (Books and Katie)
Rating: ★★★★½

Summary:

Can love survive the zombie apocalypse?

Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. Now an outbreak of a weird infection--it eats your brains and leaves you hungry for more--might not mean just the end of their first date. It might mean the end of everything. Will their relationship fall apart faster than zombies in the Florida sun, or can Dicey and Jack beat the odds and find a happy ending?
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

Review:

Amazing! Th...more
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
Nevey Badr
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
Soobie
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...more
Sarah Rosenberger
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.
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...more
Paula  Phillips
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...more
Kate
Oct 22, 2011 Kate rated it 3 of 5 stars
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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...more
Cornerofmadness
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Sara
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...more
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...more
Cathy  Keaton
Apr 19, 2011 Cathy Keaton rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Peep (Pop! Pop!)
This was my first time that I can remember, reading a comic book. Oh wait, I think you call this a graphic novel. It was a pretty quick read and a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. I actually ended up liking it! There was one page (23) where it did take me a while to get what was going on, but that was fine.

I liked in the beginning how they were talking to the egg. It was cute and funny. I loved how she called him his full name, Jack Chen. Back in high school, there were a few peo...more
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"I Love Him To Pieces" is like the cotton candy of zombie books. I was expecting something more along the lines of "The Walking Dead" or at the least "High School of the Dead", but I got a far more kinder and gentler version of the zombie genre.

Evonne Tsang has written a delightfully witty treat of a zombie story. While Janina Gorrissen is a great artist, there are places where I can't figure out what was going on in the picture, and this affected the storytelli...more
Fence
In St. Petersberg High School, Florida Dicey Bell is looking for Jack Chen. He doesn’t know it but he is her Babby Daddy! For that egg project some schools do to promote proper care and attention to eggs…
They don’t usually talk. She’s the jock. Into sports, on the baseball team. He’s the nerd, always with his nose in a book. But you know what they say about opposites attracting. But on their very first date something unusual happens, zombies attack!

This is a quick fun read. The first in a series...more
Julia Bowersox
"I Love Him to Pieces: or My Date is Dead Weight or He Only Loves Me for My Brains" is the first graphic novel in a new paranormal romance monster series, "My Boyfriend is a Monster," published by Graphic Universe. Dicey Bell and Jack Chen get paired up for a high school Health Education parenting assignment. Dicey is a smart cute jock and total tomboy who plays baseball for the boy’s team, while Jack Chen is a geeky science loving, role-playing dice gamer. Just when new love is blooming between...more
Sue Morris
Feb 25, 2011 Sue Morris rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: teens, young adults
Dicey is the star of her high school baseball team in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is paired with Jack Chen, a science prodigy, son of science prodigies, for a project where they are parents to an egg. These two are total opposites, which, by tradition, are not supposed to get along. One is a jock, the other a nerd. Dicey and Jack Chen do get along and decide to go on a first date. An infection making its rounds in the city has other plans for these two. The infection is eating the brains of hum...more
Sue Morris
Feb 25, 2011 Sue Morris rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: teens, young sdults
Dicey is the star of her high school baseball team in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is paired with Jack Chen, a science prodigy, son of science prodigies, for a project where they are parents to an egg. These two are total opposites, which, by tradition, are not supposed to get along. One is a jock, the other a nerd. Dicey and Jack Chen do get along and decide to go on a first date. An infection making its rounds in the city has other plans for these two. The infection is eating the brains of hum...more
Sarah
It's a typical day at St. Petersburg High when lab nerd Jack Chen is interrupted in his work by pretty tomboy Dicey Bell who announces that he's her baby daddy...of their health class baby egg project. As their seemingly disparate worlds begin to merge they suddenly find themselves amidst a zombie apocalypse, and they'll need Jack's brains (though she's no dummy either), Dicey's killer bat swing and a few miracles to survive. Despite the rather surreal storyline, the romance and characters ring...more
Chrissy
When I requested I LOVE HIM TO PIECES from NetGalley, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. I mean, I've never read any graphic novels -- at all -- in my entire life, so how does one review a graphic novel? Do I still focus on the dialogue? The characters? The drawings?

But, hey, I love ZOMBIES, so I'll give a graphic novel a chance if it means delving into a world of zombies again.

So, I LOVE HIM TO PIECES is the tale of a jock girl (named Dicey) and a nerd boy (named Jack Chen.. and he i...more
Jessica
This is actually the first graphic novel that I've read in a long time. In fact, it's the first one I've ever reviewed here on this blog! I'm going to have to step back into my graphic novel loving shoes. Let's give it a go!

First let's talk illustrations. I Love Him To Pieces keeps it simple, with black and white illustrations. The fantastic part about this graphic novel is that the illustrator has put so much detail into each panel. From the classroom where Jack Chen first meets Dicey, to the b...more
Melissa Mcavoy
Series review. This humorous and affectionately irreverent graphic-novel series follows the adventures and tribulations of teen heroines who sure can pick ‘em. In volume one, I Love Him to Pieces, baseball jock, Dicey Bell, pairs up with class nerd, Jack Chen, to parent an egg and winds up fighting a zombie apocalypse. Volume two, Made for each Other, chronicles the drama that results from dating a Frankenstein monster. Subsequent titles cover the relationship tribulations of girls involved with...more
Cyna
My Boyfriend is a Monster #1: I Love Him to Pieces is short, sweet, and adorable. Not words that usually describe a zombie story in any media, but this is more of a light-hearted zombie romantic comedy than any sort of hardcore horror or action movie, and despite my expectations, I was perfectly okay with that. This book is charming from start to finish, with a great balance of likable characters and snappy, amusing dialog.

The premise isn't anything too complex - Dicey Bell and Jack Chen are pol...more
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