Review: Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms

Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier Ill. by Val Wise Oni-Lion Forge, 2021 YA Contemporary Graphic Novel Summary: Beatrice becomes famous in her community for being a transgender cheerleader. She’d rather not be so in the spotlight but she tries to do the best she can. Annie has good grades but she doesn’t […]

Review: Teen Titans: Beast Boy

Teen Titans: Beast Boy sequel to Raven by Kami Garcia Ill. by Gabriel Picolo DC Comics, 2020 YA Graphic Novel Summary: Gar wants to stand out but he has a slight inferiority complex about his height and lack if muscle bulk. So he does a bunch of stunts that get increasingly more elaborate. Likes: Gar […]

Review: Squad

Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall Ill. by Lisa Sterle Greenwillow Books, 2021 YA Supernatural Graphic Novel Summary: Becca and her mom move to a new town. Then she meets the popular girls and there is more to them than the meets the eye. Likes: The romance that develops for Becca is cute and it takes some […]

Review: Teen Titans: Raven

Teen Titans: Raven written by Kami Garcia illustrated by Gabriel Picolo DC Comics, 2019 YA Fantasy Graphic Novel Summary: Raven loses her mom and her memory. She struggles with blocking out other people’s thoughts as she tries to navigate being at a new school. Likes: We spent a lot of time with Raven trying to […]

Review: The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen RH Grapic, 2020 Young Adult Contemporary Graphic Novel Summary: Tien’s parents immigrated from Vietnam before they were born. Sometimes they struggle to communicate because their parents don’t have all the words in English while Tien doesn’t know the words in Vietnamese. But they connect through the books they […]

Review: Heartstopper Vol. 1

Heartstopper, Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman Graphix, 2020 YA Contemporary Romance Graphic Novel 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Charlie and Nick meet and become friends but Nick struggles with how to handle his growing romantic feelings. Likes: I like that Nick stands up for Charlie, whether it is a jerk taking advantage […]

Review: Batman: Nightwalker

Batman: Nightwalker The Graphic Novel based on the novel by Marie Lu adapted by Stuart Moore illustrated by Chris Wildgoose with Cam Smith DC Comics, 2019 YA Speculative Graphic Novel 9 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Bruce Wayne goes to his eighteenth birthday party and then deliberately crashes his car into a criminal […]

Review: Pumpkinheads

Pumpkinheads written by Rainbow Rowell art by Faith Erin Hicks First Second, 2019 YA Contemporary Graphic Novel 9 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Deja and Josiah work at a pumpkin patch seasonally, but this is their last Halloween working there because they are going off to college. Likes: This pumpkin patch is a […]

Review: Bloom

Bloom Written by Kevin Panetta Artwork by Savanna Ganucheau First Second, 2019 YA Contemporary Graphic Novel 6 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Ari’s family runs a bakery but he wants to play in his friends’ band. Hector loves to cook and starts working at the bakery so that Ari can leave. But as […]