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Space Boy Volume 2

(Space Boy #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,982 ratings  ·  221 reviews
A sci-fi drama of a high school aged girl who belongs in a different time, a boy possessed by emptiness as deep as space, an alien artifact, mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years.

To Amy, everyone has a flavor. Jemmah, her best friend from the colony, is the flavor of pineapple and jalapeño. Cassie, from Earth, is like red pepper.

After being forced to leave
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Dark Horse Books
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Corey Allen In my opinion yes. Although do be aware of a couple things:
1. This volume does not take place in space. Our main character Amy is still trying to get …more
In my opinion yes. Although do be aware of a couple things:
1. This volume does not take place in space. Our main character Amy is still trying to get used to life on earth. Also trying to figure out who the mysterious boy is. (Who I assume is the “Space Boy” that the title of the book is based on.)
2. Also (just like the first one) the main character is not a boy.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. Personally these things did not bother me, but it’s possible that it could for others. It’s a short read so I think you should give it a shot!(less)

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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Have I mentioned that this series is so much fun? Bc IT IS SO MUCH FUN.
Whitney Atkinson
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved learning more about Oliver! This is the best graphic novel series. It reads like middle grade but has such deep themes and engaging writing, even though it's a graphic novel. Love. ...more
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Look, I was patient with book 1 not having much titular Space or Boy in it, but now you are trying me, deceptively packaged story. So far the bulk of this could be rewritten without the sci-fi elements and you'd be left with essentially the same story about a girl going to a new school and adjusting to a slightly different culture (the difference mostly coming down to cell phone technology). To me that's a bit of a no-go. There was a single scene hinting at mysterious scientists doing something ...more
Robin Stevens
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sweet, strange comic series about a girl out of time and a boy unlike anyone else ... (10+)

*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*
Rod Brown
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Still slow-paced, but still fairly engaging. Some progress was made in connecting the main character with the title character.

As for the art, it's a little odd how males get to have flat feet but females all walk around en pointe.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oliver: "Sometimes hope hurts too much to hold on to."

"I'm glad you exist."
Francina Simone
I’m really enjoying this series. It’s very slow and more like a slice of life manga than anything else.

The art style is beautiful, the art has movement and the writing is good. Overall I’m very please and can’t wait until the next installment in March.

That said, I’d read these in one go, they’re not “loud” enough to keep me interested and waiting for 3/4 months at a time, but if I had all the issues and could read them over a week that would be best.
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All the stars!

LOVED this installment in the Space Boy series and I’m dying to know what Oliver’s flavour is. Actually, I’m dying to know more about Oliver - he is quite the mystery!

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Amy finally manages to talk to the white haired boy she noticed in the first volume of this delightful story of a girl, who is both out of place, and out of time.

And Oliver is a bit like her. He seems to be dislocated from life, and although Amy can sense a smell about everyone else, Oliver has no smell.

"Once I accepted the nothing, I felt nothing, and that was a form of freedom," he says.

One reviewer said it was a slow story, but if you are reading it as a race, yes, it might seem slow, but we
Isabel Hinen
Jan 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Age: 12+
Genre: ya, coming of age, sci-fi
Content: squeaky clean!
Language: none

Review: Once again I loved this story!! I love graphic novels because they are a fast-paced read, but oftentimes the story can be lacking. However Space Boy definitely has a great plot with substantial build, and I'm pretty invested at this point! So wholesome and cute :) Read. this. series!!
Ris Sasaki
Jun 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Still cute
Noah Litle
Sep 04, 2022 rated it really liked it
It's been a little bit since I read this. I really need to keep up with my Goodreads better.
I really resonated with Oliver's view on hope. Looking forward to reading more of this series.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Well, it was a book!

There's a bit of character development, a tiny bit of progress on the plot, and one rooftop adventure, but this wasn't a wild ride. I still look forward to the rest of the series, especially seeing Amy reconnect with her old friend from the colony.
Ken Yuen
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not another high school drama. Amy's from space, she's sort of a timer traveler, and she has synthesia, giving every person she meets a unique "flavor". It's fun to see her discover Earth (albeit a slightly a bit into the future version).

This time around, she's got a foil in Oliver. I'm not sure what his deal is, but there's just enough of a mystery about him that has me intrigued. Also, they're both "new" to high school/Earth in a sense so they're both discovering things that the high school st
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Space Boy series. There are five books total in this series right now. I continue to enjoy this series.

Amy interacts a lot more with Oliver (Space Boy) in this book. We also learn some more background on Oliver, but even more mysteries are brought to light.

I really love the illustration style here and the bright colors. The story moved slower in this volume than the first one but I still found the mystery behind Oliver very intriguing. I also really enjoyed the cha
Mimi 'Pans' Herondale
It's a pretty slow book 👐 ...more
Jen (The Jenerator)
Not very much happened in this book.
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS SERIES IS SO GOOD. I cannot wait for book three to get to the local library!
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars | this series is super cute
‘Sometimes hope hurts too much to hold on to.’
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful, atmospheric sci-fi series that manages to be poignant and intriguing at the same time.

The lead character Amy is extremely relatable, despite being (view spoiler) a teenager, because we're brought into her thought process. Seeing the world ((view spoiler)) through her eyes is a joy. And there's something special about the way that the sci-fi slice-of-life elements of the future are presented in such a matter-of
Dakota Morgan
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first Space Boy volume was pretty light on the titular "space boy," so it's nice to see Space Boy Vol 2 take a bigger swing at that character. We get some intriguing growth and backstory for him, and we see plenty of Amy's curious attraction to him. It's all smartly rendered - Stephen McCranie has a knack for drawing real feelings and emotions from his teenage characters. Space Boy Vol 2 is also smartly rendered in the artistic sense. I simply can't praise McCranie's style enough, it's absol ...more
Kayla (onthefritz)
"I'm glad you exist."

oooo I love Amy & Oliver! This one mostly just has their interactions, nothing but a sprinkle of "whaaaat is going on???" in this volume.

(view spoiler)
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying this series and I really like the art. This book picks up immediately after the ending of the first book. We follow Amy trying to get comfortable to Earth and having more dealings with Space Boy. Solid one and I look forward to reading more from this series.
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Continuing from previous volume, now, Amy looks like she's adapted well with environment & life on Earth. We get to know our Space Boy a little bit better & hints are given a few times of who he might be. New friendship is building between our leads. However, this volume has been less sci-fi and gets more high school contemporary vibe to it. It still look good to me. ...more
Mar 04, 2022 rated it really liked it
•The answer was right in front of me!? *GROANS INTO PILLOW*

•Amy being amazed by Earth will never get old for me

•Zeph is cute and I am rooting for him
(view spoiler)
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-fantasy
Webcomic on webtoons.
In love with the gradient shifting for the story transitions. Highly recommend.
Erin Entrada Kelly
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love this series so much. Great art, wonderful characters, fun/compelling storyline, and well-paced.
Kelly Spoer
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute series.
Jun 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2019
Ableist slur and some fat shaming/diet culture talk

This is a very interesting comic book and enjoying the premise otherwise.
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Stephen McCranie has been drawing comics since before he could read or write. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Fine Arts and currently lives and works out of a small apartment in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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