Hello readers! Let’s talk about a few graphic novels that are totally worth mentioning. I’ve found that graphic novels make a good break from regular reading, so it’s nice to pick one up every once in a while.
MAXIMUM RIDE: JAMES PATTERSON & NARAE LEE
I used to be absolutely crazy for this series; it was probably my favorite book. Although, way back then I hadn’t read a whole lot of young adult novels, so who knows how good my judgment was lol?
Narae Lee’s artwork is truly amazing, and in addition she gets the same story across as the original novels but so much better. I own this series and I have re-read every book millions of times (not even an exaggeration)…
CARDBOARD: DOUG TENNAPEL
Cardboard takes you on an adventure as you flip through the pages. The entire story is absolutely brilliant, and there is great character development displayed throughout the book.
The author’s artwork is very distinguished from other graphic novels, and has a generally jagged design (which isn’t bad). Read this if you’re seeking action and excitement; I guarantee it’ll take you places in your imagination.
SISTERS: RAINA TELGEMEIER
I had enjoyed the first installment, Smile, but I must admit this was at least twice as good! It was humorous, and simply about Raina’s road trip with her siblings. There are a bunch of flashbacks, and Raina (the author) does a really nice job creating the younger versions of all the characters.
One of my favorite things about these books though, are that they’re real stories. And the thing is, she wasn’t anyone particularly famous before she wrote these books, but Raina simply wrote about her life, and benefited from combining that with her talent for literature and art!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GRAPHIC NOVEL?