I am back to blogging. The flu hit me hard over the past week and, following my doctor's advice, I took time to rest. Gave me so much to think about -- my health, nutrition and growing old. Enough said, here's a series of graphic novels review I promised posted in the blog for Teen Read Week 2011.
Brain Camp by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, Faith Erin Hicks
The storytelling is exciting and fast paced. Definitely, the characters are average teens many young adult readers can relate to. The way they deal with the problem at hand is reflective of what any teenager would do. The development of the romance between Jenna and Lucas is expected. The illustrations, which are rendered in the style of cartoons with sharp lines and dark colors as background makes for a good companion to the adventure and gruesome climax and turn of events.
The downside, the camp director is the villain. The adults are apprentice to the evil and alien experiment done on the teens.
Three book marks over five.
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
I'm recommending the graphic novel for bibliotherapy. Four bookmarks out of five.