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Amelia Rules! Volume 4 by Jimmy Gownley
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Jan 27, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: feminist, funny, graphicnovel, j, realistic, short-stories
Read in January, 2011

This is the one that made me cry. The sequence on pg.s 113-117 is just heartbreaking, even out of context. Specially since many of us have mixed emotions about the military. Gownley does a pretty amazing job of not being political even dancing around those issues. But it's not political from a kid's perspective.

One thing I haven't mentioned in my reviews of this series yet is the awesome way Gownley handles history/flashbacks. He does an amazing job of mimicking the illustration style, tone, and feel of many other recognizable comics. Just awesome. See pg. 138 for a fun example.

This is the volume, however, in which Tanner starts looking weird. Something about Gownley's general illustration style, particularly of that character, shifts, and to me she doesn't look like herself.

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