Book Genre: Graphic Novels

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Cece Bell
Colleen
4

CeCe is moving from her old school to a new one where everyone knows she is different: CeCe can't hear as well as everyone else, but she handles this difference with humor. She also deals with the everyday problems of growing up like losing best friends, and struggling in school. ...

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Haruki Murakami
Hana
4

A lovely, little hopeless fairy tale, which reminded me that I prefer my fairy tales like this. The pictures are wonderful and as you could expect Murakami makes you very hungry with his beautiful descriptions of food. It doesn't hurt that it takes place in a library with a terrifying...

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Marie Pommepuy
ShellyB
4

It may look like a light and lovely fairy tale, but look deeper and you will see that it is not!  From the very beginning few pages you may notice there is something a little off, a little different about this one, and both the artwork and the story have deeper levels, much darker levels,...

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1971- Hubert
ShellyB
4

Starting out like a typical fairy tale where the poor, picked on girl gets her wish when she does a good deed, but alas, be careful what you wish for because nothing is quite what it seems, as the old saying goes!  Interesting in the extremes this story travels to and the changes brought...

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Frank Miller
Hana
5

One of my favorite parts about the Sin City series is that they can be read out of order, as time and characters do not remain entirely consistent throughout the series. Of all the books in the series this one is by far my favorite. The introduction of color into the graphics makes this volume...

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Charles Burns
Hana
5

Certainly one of my favorite graphic novels of all time. Burns does a spectacular job of tying together all that is horrifying and beautiful about being a teenager, but mostly what is horrifying, and what could be more horrifying than a mysterious sexually transmitted disease that grotesquely...

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Cory Doctorow
Colleen
3

There aren't many books or graphic novels about girl gamers, so this is a nice addition to a small collection. Anda plays a massive multi roll playing game and battles beasts and bullies in both real and game life. Her mom is worried she'll get in trouble online, but Anda gains strength and...

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Mariko Tamaki
Ryan
5

Rose and Windy are not having the perfect cottage summer in Awago that they have experienced since as far back as they remember. With new love, family crisis, and their suddenly-divisive 1.5 year age difference, their friendship is fraying at the seams. This brilliantly illustrated, realistic...

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Julie Maroh
Hana
2

Stark contrast from her previous graphic novel. The illustrations were beautiful, as always, but the story lacked the depth and charm that made Blue is the Warmest Color so wonderful. 

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Gail Simone
Becker
4

Originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this isn't your typical superhero book. Megalopolis used to be the safest city on earth, due to the presence of a great number of superheroes. A mysterious event has occurred, turning the former heroes into crazed killers. We see hints at the investigation...

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Ted Sullivan
CoCo Supreme23
4

In this all new graphic novel inspired by the ABC hit TV series “Revenge”, Emily Thorne (AKA Amanda Clark) is a wealthy and good hearted philanthropist who befriends the Grayson family.  However, some twenty years ago, the powerful and elite Grayson family committed a horrific crime and...

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James Tynion
Becker
3

A typical high school, including all students and faculty, is mysteriously transported to what looks to be an alien planet. Things are about to get very dangerous, and not only due to the strange beasts that are lurking about. Some teachers want more control of the situation, and will do...

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Lucy Knisley
Becker
4

A coming-of-age graphic travelogue, Age of License both follows the author's month-long trip through Europe and her inner journey trying to figure out where she wants to be going with her life. Invited as a guest at a comics convention in Norway, Knisley extends the trip to include visiting...

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Liz Prince
Becker
3

Do you hate being judged by outward appearances? Liz Prince's memoir reminds us all that identity is not all about the outside, and what it means to find people who truly appreciate you for who you are. Yes, Liz was and is a tomboy. Dresses made her scream as a child--and her mom finally stopped...

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Ray Fawkes
Angelita
4

I read this becaue I read "One Soul" and I enjoyed this book more than "One Soul". It might have been because there were less story lines to follow. The book follows the story line of 12 couples and the evolution of each relationship. It has it's emotional moments of break-ups and setbacks, but...

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Joe Hill
Becker
3

Did you like NOS4A2? Like horror comics? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, give Wraith a shot. Joe Hill moves between the worlds of traditional books and graphic novels quite a lot, and here he connects them. Wraith tells the story of Charlie Manx, the ominous presence in NOS4A2...

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Jeffrey Brown
Angelita
4

Jeffrey Brown has proved to be humorous with his Star Wars themed books. This book can be enjoyed by all those who aren't Star Wars fans. There are real hilarious moments and definitely laugh out loud ones. If you have ever been around a toddler, you can appreciate the child's voice. It wasn't...

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Nathan Edmondson
Becker
4

What is Natasha Romanov doing when she's not out saving the world with the Avengers or using her unique talents in service to S.H.E.I.L.D.? She'd probably rather you not know. She's private like that. But here we get to follow her exploits in trying to atone for her past as a K.G.B. assassin....

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Bryan Lee O'Malley
Becker
3

At twentysomething, Katie is already looking back at her life and regretting some choices. While she is the chef at the town's most popular restaurant, she dreams of having her own place. She misses her ex-boyfriend, Max. She feels stuck. Then a mysterious girl that only Katie can see appears...

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Ed Brubaker
Becker
4

Globe trotting spy action that follows who everyone thinks was the secretary to the director of the Allied Reconnaissance Commission, but, as we learn, who has a past that is more action-packed. The story takes place from the 1950s to the 1970s (the 70s being "the present"), so the spies aren't...

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Lucy Knisley
Emily
4

Lucy Knisley’s first graphic memoir was called French Milk and it recalled the winter that she and her mother shared an apartment in Paris. Illustrated in black and white with a blue wash it was very ethereal. In Relish Knisley approaches a look back on life as a series of what was happening in...

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Ginny Skinner
Laurie.
5

Briony's life is one long waiting game for the next adventure of her favorite dystopian novel, The Adventures of Starling Black. But it isn't enough to read about Starling, the beautiful spell-casting exorcist. Briony wants to be strong and powerful just like Starling. And when she...

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Brian K Vaughan
Colleen
4

So good! Just as good as the first two volumes. A great graphic novel: the perfect combination of an amazing sci-fi adventure story and beautiful graphics. Pick it up!

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

The "Gaang" is still going out for adventures. Picking up where the story left off, but now switching to focus on Toph, the blind earth bender. She must also deal with her past and come to some sort of closure in order to move on. I can't wait to see where this story goes, Part 2 comes out in...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This a great way to end this triolgy. It focuses on Zuko, which is great because his back story doesn't always get enough emphasis. It gives the fans some closure as well as Zuko.  Although, the story doesn't end there. It's on to more adventures for this gang.