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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
This graphic memoir about a young artist struggling with manic depression is like the chatty little sister to the works of Alison Bechdel. While Forne ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 05, 2012
Britten and Brülightly
This beautifully drawn GN debut chronicles the adventures of hopeless cynical detective Frenandez Britten and his um, unusual partner Brulightly, a wr ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 01, 2009
This evocative graphic novel, replete with themes of loss, anger, pain and hope, is bound to resonate with readers in much the same way that
Craig Thom
Jul 2009
Jul 18, 2009
Roller Girl
Spot on depiction of middle school. Every page is an poignant reminder of who we were and a thankful affirmation that we made it through. Perfect.
Apr 23, 2015
Apr 23, 2015
Bake Sale
Bake Sale is a delectable delight for all ages. This gentle story of friendship and sacrifice is easy on the eyes and heart, plus has many delicious r ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Freddie and Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody
A sweet graphic novel memoir of growing up on Queen and classic rock. Dawson does a nice job of showing what a prominent place music holds in the live ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 11, 2008
Tales from Outer Suburbia
Dec 2008
Dec 20, 2008
Foiled (Foiled, #1)
Loved: the concept (tough smart girl who fences is charmed by new pretty boy who genuinely seems to like her) the artwork (blue-scale Ghost World-ish. ...more
Feb 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
I have been musing for days about how to capture how this book made me feel, then Alex Witchel's review for the NYT did it for me:

"This is a beautifu
May 2014
Jun 01, 2014
The Dodgeball Chronicles (Knights of the Lunch Table, #1)
If this book had a name, it would be Cutie McCutester. Adorable Authurian retelling that places dorky Arthur King in middle school. "I'm not the chose ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 08, 2008
The Sculptor
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists
This gorgeous collection of nursery rhymes, lavishly illustrated in full color by a handful of some of the best comic artists drawing is a feast for t ...more
Aug 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Are You My Mother?
Dense, dark and deep. I didn't get the "comic" part of this "comic drama" unless it's the absurdity of the the uber-talented and tormented Bechdel try ...more
May 2012
May 05, 2012
How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1)
Eleven year old Orthodox Jewish Mirka must fight against tradition and her own conscience in order to become the dragon-slaying hero she knows she is ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 21, 2010
Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography
While I loved the art and lettering in this graphic biography, the story itself of the larger than life dancer was rather...sanitized. Far more illust ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 18, 2008
Through the Woods
Solid, heart-pounding horror from start to finish. Gorgeous and gory.
Sep 28, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Utterly charming. Longer review at Reading Rants:
Oct 28, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
Rapunzel's Revenge (Rapunzel's Revenge, #1)
not set
Jun 25, 2008
Cat Burglar Black
Meh. This GN of a teenage loner trained in the art of theft who is joining an exclusive boarding school for "exceptional" young ladies had promise but ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 18, 2009
The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
This graphic memoir about a woman who was under the thrall of her charismatic, pathologically lying father for years before recognizing how his influe ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 13, 2009
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium: The Graphic Novels, #1.1)
I didn't love it, I didn't hate it. Lizbeth is wonderfully drawn, other characters just meh. At least now I know what the story is about. But I doubt ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 18, 2012
El Deafo
This so-sweet graphic novel of a deaf grade school girl (bunny) and her struggle to find her place among her hearing peers from kindergarten through 4 ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2014
ADORBS. There is nothing sweeter or more charming than a story about a middle school musical production that features a goofy, gossipy throughly enter ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 30, 2012
This lil' charmer crossed my desk today and I gulped it down in half an hour. Basically, it's for all your ADHD boys who need to see themselves portra ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 29, 2009
A bit simplistic in it's portrayal of censorship, but a great teaching tool and the relationship between the protagonist and his mom is very true to l ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 08, 2011
Ball Peen Hammer
Stunning artwork, brutal story. I'm still recovering. Booklist quote on the back reads, "Not for gentle readers," and I must heartily concur. It is qu ...more
May 2009
Jun 04, 2009
Saga, Volume 1
A fabulous, totally adult sci-fi take on the old Romeo and Juliet story. If I had more reading time, I'd be indulging in the entire series, but the TB ...more
May 2013
May 13, 2013
The Shadow Hero
The usual outstanding job by Gene Luen Yang. I am an unabashed fan girl. The man can do no wrong. At Reading Rants: ...more
May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014
The Graveyard Book Volume 1
Gorgeous! At Reading Rants:
Sep 05, 2014
Sep 05, 2014
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust
Haunting, nuanced, appropriate. I can't say it any better than Marjorie Ingall:
May 10, 2014
May 10, 2014
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