I loved the Sunday morning comics in the newspaper. But, all of my favorites have slowly but surely disappeared. Still, I miss sitting on Sunday mornings absorbed in the art and story of a nice comic.
I realize I could get an app on my phone and read comics from all over the world but it is just not the same. So, I have decided to start a Sunday Morning Comics tradition with graphic novels. I’ll let you know what I enjoyed and if you are looking to get into graphic novels you can join me. If you have any recommendations or you want to link up, please do!
I had Victoria Jamieson’s graphic novels on my to be read list for a while now. Her Roller Girl garnered her a Newberry Honor and it was well deserved. The main character, Astrid’s, journey to self-discovery has to be done, for the first time, without the aid of her best friend. And, in finding out more about herself she learns how to be a better friend.
This theme was also present in All’s Faire in Middle School also by Victoria Jamieson but I just loved this story and the characters so much that I had to read it twice. Imogene has been homeschooled her whole life until middle school. Her family works at the Renaissance Faire and she aspires to be a squire to her Dad, the knight. But, “Its not easy being brave and honorable knight in the complicated world of middle school.” I appreciated this message of how difficult being kind is in middle school through the eyes of Imogene far more than anything I found in Wonder.
When I ran out of Victoria Jamieson I turned to a book recommended to me by an eight year old, Dream Jumper by Greg Grunberg & Lucas Turnbloom. This was a sweet story and I am looking forward to the other stories. Since this was the first book there was a lot of back story and set up but I liked the main character and I am extremely curious so many story threads left untied.
So there we have it. The new Sunday Morning Comic review! Next week, I’ll try to have it published actually in the morning!
Tell me, please!
Are you interested in Graphic Novels?
This is great! I miss the Sunday comics too! And I am very excited to hear about a strong female hero in a graphic novel format …. and you know how I feel about “Wonder”….
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It took me a minute to get the hang of the pace of graphic novels but I am in love – especially for the underrepresented demographic. Let me know if you see any you think I would like!