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Giant Days, Vol. 13

(Giant Days #13)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  1,456 ratings  ·  161 reviews
As Esther re-evaluates the biggest decisions in her life, she enters an essay contest that could change everything for her!


Everything going fine for Esther - she’s only dealing with a past break up, facing her own mortality and the pressure of an essay contest that could change her life. Don’t worry, she’s got everything figured out...except for the getting
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by BOOM! Box
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Sam Quixote
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books-2020
“Predictable” is usually a negative for most books but Giant Days is definitely not most books and it’s predictable in the best possible way: it’s always superb. So it goes with lucky volume 13!

Back in her hometown of Tackleford, Esther battles with her English dissertation alongside her parents while babysitting a mini-version of herself, Lottie, who’s busy hunting vampires (of course). The girls step up to bat when McGraw’s teammates come down with food poisoning on the day of their annual cr
Dave Schaafsma
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Five stars for what seems to be the penultimate volume 13. Well, growing up stories are often more fun than grown up stories, but this team continues to entertain as the gang enters adulthood, which is to suggest this series could have gone on to old age, but alas (though Allison hints at possible sequels). In the first story Esther is having trouble living with Mum and Dad again as she writes her thesis, which is another word for going to the pub to escape writing. Fun, light Giant Days opening ...more
Rod Brown
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Top form for the series as we have humorous bits with writer's block and a game of cricket and heavier topics like grief and life after the bubble of college. The middle chapters are best, with the core gang hanging out together. The first and last chapters are still fun, with Esther having team-up adventures with characters from writer John Allison's other series: Charlotte "Lottie" Grote of Bad Machinery and Shelley Endeavour Winters of Scary Go Round. ...more
Dannii Elle
Aww, my favourite little trio are growing up and focusing on the future! This volume featured a lot of Esther content, which definitely made it one of my favourites. The setting also shifted from Sheffield University to Esther's hometown, and then to London, and I loved seeing her get the chance to shine in these new environments. ...more
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
This was sadly one of my least favorite additions to the series (but don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it a ton!). I think it just felt very disjointed, though I can't help but wonder if it's also a subconscious recoiling from the idea of these girls going their separate ways in life and seeing this series come to a close when I'm so not ready to say goodbye.

For the record, though, the panel of McGraw finally breaking down over a certain event... my heart hurts a lot. 😞
Nov 26, 2020 added it
As always I loved this volume of Giant Days! I truly feel like here the characters got to experience, for better and for worse, what growing up means. McGraw and Esther really did shine in this volume and I deeply appreciated both their storylines.
I can't believe the next volume will be the last, I'm not ready to say goodbye to these girls!
Rachel (Kalanadi)
I really thought this was the final volume....I guess not!? Which makes me happy! This wasn't the best, with some strange jumps in the individual issues, but I like the more serious route it's taking with the characters getting ready for life beyond uni. ...more
Paz R.M.
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars
I can't help it, Esther is my favorite. You give me a couple of issues with Esther as the lead, and I'm gonna love the TP.

Third year is ending, and Esther has to finish her thesis, but it turns out, American Literature is kicking her ass. She's home for the holidays, trying to write about the greatest American novels and having a few issues with her place in the world. It's actually quite a relatable story.
Second issue is all about cricket, the girls and some other side characters gotta s
I think this series is getting a little bit too serious for me as it nears its end. I get why it would turn that way but I feel like it definitely used to be a lot funnier and that was one of the things I liked about it. It's definitely not something I can use for a pick-me-up anymore but I am still interested to see what happens in the last volume. ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The series draws to a close, but there are a few more surprises in store first up in the penultimate volume. You know the drill by now - Giant Days is phenomenal, and it looks to be going out on the same high it started on, and maintained for 50+ issues.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Helloooo Lucky Number 13!! I am SO pleased to make your acquaintance!! I believe this will be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Or at least an entertaining hour or two.

A few months away from work and locked away from the world (in quarantine) like some sort of bohoesque, cat-obsessed fairy tale princess and I forgot how much I loved some of these series! Lumberjanes... Space Boy... and, of course, the pinnacle of Graphic Novel Lit, Giant Days. Getting back to work and reacquainting myse
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mostly light fun this time around, but there was one very sad storyline. The funniest part was Susan’s explanation of cricket, which probably would have been even funnier to me if I knew anything about cricket.
As the gang ventures further into their adult lives, I hope Allison continues to write the series. I could hang out with this group of pals for many more volumes.
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Another wonderful volume in the Giant Day series. This was hit closer to home as it dealt with post-college plans, the panic of winding up in a career that drains you, and the loss of a loved one. It was very well handle and relatable.
rachel ☾
#1) Giant Days, Vol. 1 ★★★★★
#2) Giant Days, Vol. 2 ★★★★★
#3) Giant Days, Vol. 3 ★★★★★
#4) Giant Days, Vol. 4 ★★★★★
#5) Giant Days, Vol. 5 ★★★★★
#6) Giant Days, Vol. 6 ★★★★★
#7) Giant Days, Vol. 7 ★★★★☆
#8) Giant Days, Vol. 8 ★★★★☆
#9) Giant Days, Vol. 9 ★★★★★
#10) Giant Days, Vol. 10 ★★★★☆
#11) Giant Days, Vol. 11 ★★★★☆
#12) Giant Days, Vol. 12 ★★★★★
#14) Giant Days, Vol. 14 ★★★★★

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Samantha Blue
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jesus Christ, my babies are growing and the finale is so close that I don't know if I am ready for it. Deep breaths. Deep breaths!! 4.9⭐

First Read:
I can't believe this ending!! Ohmygod I certainly don't want this to end 😭 why did they need to grow so fast? 💔
Amelia Oswald
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, comics, lgbt
Oh god this is the end. Well I have had a good time with this comics !!
Dakota Morgan
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thirteen volumes in and Giant Days is still just an absolute sheer delight. I'm giddy every time I'm returned to my favorite band of British young adults. I don't know if this was a true five-star read, but the fact that the series as a whole has held up so well is worth all the stars.

In this volume, we get: Esther struggling with a return to her home town, McGraw taking a less-than-stellar team to a cricket match, McGraw (and the others) dealing with a loss, and Esther journeying to London for
Natasha den Dekker
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Joana Veríssimo
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really LOVE how the book balances the happiness and lightness so well with the sadness and harshness of life... it's really beautiful and realistic, without feeling too heavy
I also I just continue to love all the relationships in this series, not just between the girls, or the couples, but every person matters to one another, and that's something so important in building this group!!!
I'm going to repeat myself and say I continue to recommend this series!!! :D
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
It still great but the feelings are different now. Or it just me? We're near the end now, only one more volume. There's this thing that happened to Mcgraw that I thought was like a punch to everyone out there, who's not living with their parents. I got carried away and cried a little. Just a little... ...more
Elizabeth Mellen
May 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Aww, poor McGraw - this was a heavier one as the characters are forced to deal with some of the harder parts of life and growing up. I liked seeing so much of Esther, and I loved Daisy's crush at the cricket match. This is such a cute series. ...more
Jun 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I always forget how fun these girls are. A lot of serious issues were dealt with in this volume (depression, stress, grief) but there was the usual humor to balance it out. I adored the cricket game, it was so adorably funny and I love this little found family they have going on.

Only one volume left!!!!
BreAnna (Bre'sBooks)
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Possibly my favorite Giant days volume yet. So real and relatable and funny. All the things.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fun sporty interval to lighten up serious life moments. Great part of a finding yourself, embracing the weird, kind of story.
Sep 16, 2020 rated it liked it
So are we just never going to have a story with just the main trio hanging together for the rest of the series then?
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nov 11, 2020 rated it liked it

Things are wrapping up for our girls as graduation looms near. And an unexpected loss changes the life of one of the main characters.

TW: Parental death
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nothing fills my heart more than this set of graphic novels. This is the serotonin I crave and I'm so sad it's almost over ...more
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Why do I love every single character soooooo much? They're all so different, but they're all so realistic somehow. Another great volume. ...more
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John Allison is the author and artist of the British webcomics Scary Go Round and Bad Machinery.

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