Archive for October, 2010

Truer Than True Romance: Classic Love Comics Retold by Jeanne Martinet

This graphic novel takes classic romance comics from the time period of the 40’s and beyond and parodies them.

The artwork reflects the time period well, the captions take a story in a hysterical direction. This is a light read, full of unexpected turns, and laugh out loud humor.

I highly recommend for both comics and romance readers.  Almost anyone who needs a laugh will find this a quick, easy way to accomplish that goal.

Review by: Angie

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The Notebook Girls: Four Friends, One Diary, Real Life by Julia Baskin, et al.

This is a true diary, shared by four girls who were in high school in NYC and witnessed the September 11 attacks.  They also documented their daily struggles; such as crushes, parties, drugs, homework, family life, etc.

I really enjoyed it.  It was a difficult read emotionally at times, especially around the Sept. 11 attacks.  Having been a teen girl myself many years ago, I could easily relate to some of the angst that they were going through.  It was also an eye-opening account of experiences of an urban high school setting, which I did not experience myself.

Overall, a very good read.  Very blunt, in their own words, uncensored, with drawings and photos. I would recommend for almost anyone not afraid to relive the stress of high school, but this time at your own pace.

Reviewed by: Angie