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Habibi
4.03
liked it
I understand why this might be called a Masterwork. It really is beautiful and complex, epic and ambitious. Personally, I connected with the adoption ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
4.12
really liked it
Read with:
Special Exits
You'll Never Know Vol. 1 A Good and Decent Man
and
Tangles A Story About Alzheimer's My Mother and Me

These stories are always int
...more
Jan 09, 2015
Feb 09, 2015
 
The Shiniest Jewel: A Family Love Story
3.69
really liked it
I have a thing about adoption*. Specifically, I'm interested in international adoption. So I really appreciated this inside scoop on how one adoption ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
 
Veda: Assembly Required
3.48
liked it
Sophisticated little sci-fi.
Picked it up thinking I might booktalk it to middle schoolers, but decided it was too tricky to follow for a mass audience
...more
Jan 03, 2017
Jan 03, 2017
 
Punk Rock Jesus
3.94
really liked it
In a near future, a reality television show begins - starring the clone of Jesus Christ.

Honestly, it doesn't feel that far off. It's a Truman Show-lik
...more
Mar 09, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
Saving Montgomery Sole
3.34
really liked it
Montgomery Sole has found her comfort zone. She's always felt like an outsider, as the only person in her small town with two moms, but she has found ...more
Mar 28, 2017
Aug 03, 2016
 
Kinda Like Brothers
4.08
really liked it
A few kids at my library got really excited about this book. One, in particular, came up to the desk asking for readalikes, after she found it.

This i
...more
Feb 10, 2015
Mar 02, 2015
 
Good Eggs
3.63
liked it
There were a lot of things I liked about this book.

The exploration of Potts' journey to her current vocation. Her expressive drawing style. The endin
...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
The True Meaning of Smekday (Smek, #1)
4.10
it was amazing
When I think about this book, I keep coming back to the word "originality." It's hard to define. It's difficult to put this book in a box. It stars a ...more
Nov 03, 2011
May 24, 2010
 
The Acme Novelty Library #20
4.30
liked it
I really gotta stop doing this.

I gotta get used to the fact that Chris Ware just isn't my thing.

But his stuff is SO PRETTY!

I love the high concept SO
...more
May 23, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
The Complete Wendel
4.09
really liked it
I'm so glad this exists.

It kind of blows my mind that people have been this progressive for so long. Before The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, Cru
...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
 
Nicholas Dane
3.78
really liked it
It never occurred to me to stop reading this book. Which is generally a sign that it was good. Nick's mom has just died, leaving Nick with no relation ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Thirteen Days to Midnight
3.66
really liked it
This is a book that slams right out of the gate. Jacob asks what superheroic power you would want, and then tells some of the disadvantages of some po ...more
May 30, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
Takio
3.25
it was ok
Huh.

Maybe I'm just not a big Brian Michael Bendis person. I didn't really like Powers and this fell pretty flat for me.

Mostly because I didn't feel l
...more
May 25, 2012
May 26, 2012
 
Gronk Volume 1 (Gronk, #1)
3.78
liked it
Cute short form pieces about the hijinks of an adorable monster (what?!? how groundbreaking!?!). Great, exemplary, but not exactly innovative.

I mean,
...more
May 14, 2016
Oct 07, 2015
 
Curses
3.82
liked it
I really enjoy Huizenga's illustration style.

There's a neatness and simplicity to it.

I REALLY enjoyed the Glenn Ganges story included in The Best Am
...more
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
Shutter, Vol. 2: Way of the World
3.68
really liked it
First off, start with Vol. 1, obvs.
I'm copying most of my review from that volume here, fair warning.

Sometimes, when illustrators try to combine multi
...more
Jan 08, 2017
Jan 08, 2017
 
Blue Pills:  A Positive Love Story
3.91
really liked it
I looked for this title because it was mentioned in French Milk by Lucy Knisley. At the time, she bought it in the original language. This really is l ...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
American Born Chinese
3.88
really liked it
Read this as part of our YA class in grad school. One of the books that turned on my gn-lover light. Love that it originated as a webcomic, and later ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 16, 2010
 
Girl in the Arena
2.99
liked it
The subtitle of this book (which only shows up on the title page of the book itself) is "A Novel Containing Intense Prolonged Sequences of Disaster an ...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
 
Secrets, Lies and My Sister Kate
3.45
liked it
If I could give this three and a half stars, I would. I really enjoyed the realistic portrayal of family life (parents fight, and this isn't a major p ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 07, 2009
 
Special Exits
3.96
really liked it
The story of the last years of a couple's lives, based on the struggles and story of the author's own father and stepmother. Particularly appreciated ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
What a Team! (Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox #3)
3.56
it was ok
Eve Tharlet is a talented illustrator. Her watercolor world is beautiful, delicate, and a little messy, all at once. Her fox and badger figures are sw ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Betti on the High Wire
3.90
really liked it
Ok, yes. Yes, you know pretty much exactly what's going to happen as soon as you read a summary of this book. Yes, most of the characters are pretty d ...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
Kimchi & Calamari
3.60
liked it
I have a special interest in this book. It's about a boy who was born in Korea, and is adopted by a very Italian family in New Jersey. It covers his c ...more
Nov 17, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
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