Jubilee has it all together. She’s an elite cellist, and when she’s not working in her stepmom’s indie comic shop, she’s prepping for the biggest audition of her life.Ridley is barely holding it together. His parents own the biggest ...more
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But I was not expecting this book to also be so HEAVY. The book tackles anxiety disorders, suicidal depression and parental abuse. It never said out right but I’m pretty sure it was hinted that Ridley’s dad physically beat him. “Peaks” raised her hand to hug him and Ridley flinched as if she were going to strike him.
The representation in this was amazing: POC, mental illness, LGBTQIA rep. It’ ...more
ACTUAL: 4.5 stars
Jubilee balances preparing for an important cello audition for a prestigious summer program with working at her stepmom’s indie comic shop. Ridley's parents own the biggest comic-store chain in the country, but he cannot get them to notice him, unless he failing to meet their expectations. These two meet at a comic book convention prom, they cannot help falling for each other. But with feuding ...more
My favorite thing about Jen's books is that she's not afraid to write messy characters. They aren't perfect and they aren't suddenly cured when they get into a relationship. Jubilee is singularly driven until she meets Batman in an elevator going to a prom at the convention she's attending with her moms-one of them being Vera, a comic book writer and shop owner. Ridley, or Batman, is trying to work through his anxiety ...more
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan follows Jubilee and Ridley. Jubilee is the stepdaughter of Vera, an indie comic store owner and publisher. Jubilee balances her time between working at the store and practicing the cello, for which she has a big audition coming up. Ridley is the son of the owners of a huge comic store chain. Ridley struggles to feel important to his family, especially his father.
This book is so hard to rate, but after sleeping on my rating for a few days, have decided to give it a 2.5. While there were parts I enjoyed (mainly the first 75 pages), it was definitely outweighed by everything else. Verona Comics does have a lot of diverse representation, as both the main characters are bisexual, and Ridley has depression and anxiety.