Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan

Published: 9 March 2021 Genres: Graphic Novel, Teen & Young Adult Nonfiction Available as: Hardcover, Paperback, E-book Summary: Let's Talk About It's first chapter clarifies the audience of the text and why the graphic novel or comic book style was selected. In its following sixteen chapters, it tackles different aspects of sexuality, body image, and... Continue Reading →

Jalisco by Kayden Phoenix

Published: 16 September 2019 Genres: Graphic Novel, Children's Literature, Adventure, Action, Fiction, Available as: Paperback Summary: Jalisco focuses on the journey of the main character, Alicia Cuevas, to find her mom after she disappears during a folklorico*. When the police are unwilling to help her and she is unwilling to discontinue her search, she meets... Continue Reading →

Parenthesis by Élodie Durand

Published: 9 February 2021 Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir Available as: Paperback Summary: Parenthesis focuses on the character of Judith, based on the author's experience. The black-and-white drawings represent her journey as she struggles to piece together her memory and experience with epilepsy with the help of her friends and family. Review I would recommend this... Continue Reading →

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki

Japanese Title: 食戟のソーマ (Shokugeki no Soma) Completed: 2 June 2020 Genres: Graphic Novel, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi*, Shounen**, Young Adult Fiction, Drama * Ecchi is a genre with mild sexual aspects, a toned-down version of hentai (a genre with explicit sexual aspects) ** Shounen is a genre with a target audience of young teen males... Continue Reading →

Sadako at the End of the World by Koma Natsumi

Japanese Title: 終末の貞子さん (Shumatsu no Sadako-san) Published: 17 November 2020 Genres: Graphic Novel, Horror, Comedy, Supernatural, Slice of Life, Fiction Available as: Manga Summary: Sadako at the End of the World takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting. Two female survivors attempt to watch a movie and summon Sadako. They spend a week together, meeting new... Continue Reading →

Smile Down the Runway Volume 16 by Kotoba Inoya

Japanese Title: ランウェイで笑って (Runway de Waratte) Published: 1 December 2020 Genres: Graphic Novel, Shounen*, Slice of Life, Drama, Fiction * Shounen is a genre with a target audience of young teen males Available as: Manga, Anime Summary: Smile Down the Runway represents the journey of following ambitions and pursuing dreams as a high schooler. This... Continue Reading →

No Longer Human by Junji Ito

Adaptation of the novel, No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai Published: 17 December 2019 Genres: Graphic Novel, Horror, Fiction, Psychological Available as: Hardcover, E-book Summary: No Longer Human tells the story of Yozo Oba and his struggles to connect with the other people in his life. His perception of others fluctuates between two extremes: either... Continue Reading →

Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale

Published: 25 August 2020 Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Comedy, Quick Transmigration*, Graphic Novel, Supernatural * Quick transmigration is a genre where the protagonist travels into the body of a person or character and have to live their life for a period of time. Usually, books of this genre are like one book... Continue Reading →

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