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The New York Four by Brian Wood
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Oct 10, 08

Recommended to Amber by: Alex
Recommended for: teen girls 15+
Read in October, 2008, read count: 1

I don't have a lot of experience with graphic novels, and since my fiance is very much into this genre - I asked him to make a couple of recommendations for me.

One of the first books he recommended was The New York Four. One of the beautiful things about graphic novels is that they are very quick reads. I read this book in about an hour.

It is an enjoyable, if intriguing, story about a girl named Riley from Brooklyn who is a freshman at NYU. The reader follows her through rekindling her relationship with her estranged older sister, through making friends, and through love over text messaging.

My biggest critique of this book is that it just stops. There is no sequel. In what I considered to be the beginning of the story, the book ends - and the reader is left with her imagination. However, my teacher brain loves books like these - because they open the door to students writing their own endings - or continuations of the story.

I'd recommend this book to girls mostly - ages 15+.
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