Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

Hey guys!
Good news: we’re making progress on the Facebook challenge! We currently have 715 “likes”. But don’t stop now. We still need 785 “likes” if we want the TBF Committee to dance Gangnam style at the opening assembly. The Facebook challenge ends 1/1/13! That’s less than 2 months! Please spread the word to your friends and family. You could post something on their wall about it.

During the long weekend, I stayed home and read all day. I just finished reading Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks. This will appeal to readers who like manga and graphic novels. Even if you're not interested in graphic novels, never judge a book just by looking at it. At first, I wasn’t really keen on the idea of looking at drawings/pictures and "read". But as I began to read more graphic novels and manga, I was obsessed. I love how they’re quick, short, easy reads. As a visual person, I felt like I'm watching a movie. Instead of reading how the character felt, I could exactly see the emotion.
With that being said, take a look at Friends With Boys:

A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist!
Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it’s time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend—one who isn’t one of her brothers.

Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun.
Even though it can be “spooky”, Faith Erin Hicks does a brilliant job keeping the audience entertained. And the drawings are so unique and different! She’s definitely talented, folks. She draws better than I do by a long shot.

Thanksgiving break is just around the corner, so stop at your local library and catch up on some reading. Make sure you check out Friends With Boys along with Faith Erin Hicks’s other graphic novels; The War on Ellsmere and Zombies Calling.

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