Category Archives: graphic novel

Bad Machinery 6: The Case of the Unwelcome Visitor by John Allison

Bad Machinery 6: The Case of the Unwelcome Visitor by John Allison About- School is out for summer, and for the Tackleford mystery team, that means lazy days, balmy evenings, and… creeping existential dread that threatens the whole city. With … Continue reading

Posted in graphic novel, humor, mystery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Anna’s Best of 2017!

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis About- Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged … Continue reading

Posted in #metoo, Anna, Best of 2017, contemporary, family, female protagonist, female writers, Friendship, graphic novel, humor, rape culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audrey’s Best of 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  This is THE YA title of 2017. If you read one YA in 2017, this should be it.        THUG is the story of 16yo Starr Carter who moves between two … Continue reading

Posted in #metoo, American History, Audrey, Best of 2017, Black History Matters, Black Lives Matter, character driven, civil rights, college, coming of age, contemporary, culturally driven, Diversity, female writers, Feminism, graphic novel, History, Immigration, Korean American, magic realism, multicultural, police brutality, realistic fiction, science fiction, time travel, urban fantasy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Questing!  Knights and their fair ladies!  Battles! Dragons! Yvain is a young knight in King Arthur’s court.  After a cousin is nearly killed … Continue reading

Posted in dragons, Fantasy, graphic novel, illustrated, Roben, young adult | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-tech Toilets and Maid Cafes by Christine Mari Inzer

Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-tech Toilets and Maid Cafes by Christine Mari Inzer  About: Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari … Continue reading

Posted in graphic novel, nonfiction | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Yentl’s Best of 2015

All Fall Down by Ally Carter About:  This novel is about a girl whose mother is murdered under mysterious circumstances. She takes initiative and starts to investigate her mother’s murder. Why I Recommend: It is a very suspenseful book that … Continue reading

Posted in Best of 2015, graphic novel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bad Machinery by John Allison

Bad Machinery By: John Allison There is nothing I love more in this world than British humor. One of my favorite book series of all time is Louise Rennison’s The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books. The humor is absurd, bordering on insane. … Continue reading

Posted in comedy, coming of age, graphic novel, humor, kelsey, mystery | Leave a comment