sweet pea's Reviews > Aya

Aya by Marguerite Abouet
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Feb 04, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: graphic-content, africa
Read in September, 2007

Aya is a slice of life from Côte d'Ivoire in the late 1970s. while the story is interesting and shows life in an Abidgan neighborhood, it lacks the depth to make it truly great. the story focuses mainly on the amorous shenanigans of Aya's two best friends. while this is fine, i wish the story focused more on Aya. she is a strong and smart girl character. the novel also ends precipitously with only minor conclusion. the "extras" at the end of the book, however, are quite sweet. this is certainly the only graphic novel i have read that is set in Africa. hopefully, it will inspire others to create more.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Aya.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-1)

dateUp arrow    newest »

Ross Connelly Finish the series, you'll get more depth and closure from parts 2 and 3. Happy reading!

back to top