Skip to main content

Book Review: Paper Girls by Brain K. Vaughan, Matthew Wilson, Cliff Chiang

* I have received this book for review from NetGalley but this in no way affects my review *

Paper Girls, Vol. 1Title: Paper Girls
Author: Brain K. Vaughan, Matthew Wilson, Cliff Chiang 
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Image Comics 
Rating: 5/5 stars 






Summary from Goodreads:

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Collects Paper Girls #1-5.


Initial Thoughts:

A solid graphic novel with really likeable characters and plot twists are every turn. I would definitely recommend and really want to read issue 6. Too bad it does not come out until June. Insert sad face here...

Review:

Paper Girls is a highly entertaining graphic novel with an interesting plot that kept me engaged throughout the 5 issues and eager to read the 6th issue.

I had been wanting to read the first volume of Paper Girls after reading an extract from this graphic novel in an image previews comic. This led me to read the 1st issue which I really enjoyed however I did not read the comic in its single issue form as they came out and decided to wait for the trade.

I do not know why I waited to read this because the plot was interesting and everything that I needed from a graphic novel. The plot follows a group of girls who deliver newspapers to their local area and problems pursue. This was something that I definitely liked and was interested to see where the plot would go as most of the issues themselves ended with cliffhangers. This led me to read this quickly and then getting quite sad when I finished the trade and discovered that the 6th issue was not out yet. It is fair to say that I will be getting this issue when it comes out.

Although I really like the plot, the characters were a different story. It was not that I did not like the characters, I did and it was definitely to see an all girl characters however I would not be able to tell them apart if you asked me to. I feel like this is a general thing with graphic novels however because if they are quite short, I feel like I do not get enough time to learn their names or any features that make them who they are.

One of the best parts of the novel was definitely the art. It is bright and colourful making me enjoy it more and it added to the time of the story and to the general plot.

Overall, I really enjoyed Paper Girls as a graphic novel and will tell people to read it now before this series becomes bigger than it already is.

Have you read Paper Girls? Did you like it? Leave it in the comments below.

See you soon,

Amy

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Blog Tour: Goddess Aditi: Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses To Empower and Inspire You

* I am reviewing this book for a blog tour but this in no way affects my review * Title:  Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses To Empower and Inspire You   Authors: Ann Shen Source: Blog Tour Publisher: Abram  Rating: 4/5 stars ( Goodreads | Amazon) Book Summary: Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen's signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within. As part of this blog tour, each post will focus on a specific "Legendary Lady" or Goddess and for my stop, I will focus on A

Female Representation in Harry Potter: A Transcription

Considering this keeps gaining attention, I just wanted to clarify that I no longer support J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. I'm not sure why people are clicking on this but, the views in this post do not reflect my current views and I only posted it on my blog so that it could be shared as not many people came to the event when it first happened.  So later today, in 2 hours I am going to be doing a presentation on Female Representation in Harry Potter for my university's Harry Potter Society and I thought some of you may be interested in what I had to say. I also respect that people may disagree with my views on the subject and understand that this is not the only opinion you can have. So here it is... Hello, everyone. Thank you for coming! Today I am going to discuss female representation in Harry Potter books and films. The aims of this presentation would be to introduce you to the fact that female representation in Harry Potter may not be what it seems. So you

Book Review: The Return of the Young Prince by A.G. Roemmers

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review * Title: The Return of the Young Prince Author: A.G. Roemmers Source:  From publisher Publisher: One World Publishing Rating:  2/5 stars Summary of The Return of the Young Prince from  Goodreads : With specially commissioned illustrations by Pietari Posti and a foreword by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry’s nephew,THE RETURN OF THE YOUNG PRINCE will be cherished by children and adults alike across the globe.  Even princes from faraway planets do not always remain small. Eventually they grow up and – no longer content with their tiny planet – set off once again to explore the universe anew. So the Little Prince, now a teenager, one day returns to Earth and finds himself on a lonely country road in the vast, desolate plains of Patagonia. There he meets the narrator of this novel, who rescues him and takes him on a journey. Slowly the Prince shares the stories of his