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Sidescrollers by Matthew Loux
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Oct 09, 10

bookshelves: graphic-novel, humor, young-adult
Read in October, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Three video-gamer slackers have an unexpectedly exciting day when they discover that the girl on whom one of them has a crush is dating a macho jerk football player. After they and some friends 'decorate' the jerk's car, they spend the rest of the day avoiding the football team and trying to figure out how to warn the girl about the jerk's intention to film them having sex and post it on the web.

The main characters in this were fun--typical kids, interacting like typical kids. The football players were mostly stereotypes, unfortunately, down to the jerky football player secretly looking at a beefcake magazine (which is never addressed again). I do wish that the solution to all their problems wasn't always fighting, but I think kids will like this one--the gamers especially will see themselves here, and will find it cathartic.
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