ALEX RIDER GRAPHIC NOVELS #1-5 REVIEW + DISCUSSION // Let out your inner kid with these graphic novels!

Hey guys, today I am coming at you with a new review. Today I want to talk about one of my favourite middle-grade series, this one being a graphic novel series! I have read all of these in the original novel format and I was super excited to read them all again in graphic novel format too!

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ANDStormbreaker Graphic Novel (Alex Rider)   Point Blanc Graphic Novel (Alex Rider)   Skeleton Key Graphic Novel (Alex Rider)   Eagle Strike Graphic Novel (Alex Rider)   Scorpia: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider: The Graphic Novels, #5)

★★★★☆

tags: middle-grade, graphic novel, spies

tw: murder, killing,

Thank you to Walker Books for supplying copies of these books in exchange for an honest review.

All opinions are my own.

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I used to read this series when I was younger. The original series was one of my favourites, next to Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. I was constantly re-reading the books so you can imagine how excited I was to find out about the graphic novel series.

Each book in this series is amazing. I think it would be great for a younger reader, but it is still suitable for all ages, I mean, I’m an adult and I still loved them! I think this series is perfect for younger readers who enjoy video games or spy stories. This is particularly great if you enjoy the action with less of the details, more like you would get in a movie. In the books, you get more of the details, whereas, the graphic novels are more of the main outline of the story.

The artwork is also really amazing in this series, though the art and the colouring does change in book 5. The writing and art is really easy to understand so this is a perfect starting point to get kids into reading.

 

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WHY MORE KIDS SHOULD READ GRAPHIC NOVELS!

This series is amazing like I said before, it can be a really brilliant series for kids getting into reading. I loved these books when I was younger, in my last year in primary school, I pretty much spent most of my time in the library just reading the Skeleton Key (book 3) graphic novel.

Unpopular opinion but, I think it’s more important for kids to read graphic novels before normal books. It makes sense, we start kids off reading picture books so reading graphic novels is a great next step. Graphic novels are also really fun, not only do they invite creativity in younger readers but, they help segway into normal novels. And besides, novels aren’t for everyone – a lot of people would much rather read a comic or graphic novel.

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Anne Of Green Gables The Graphic Novel| SPOILER-FREE ARC REVIEW

Anne of Green Gables: The Graphic Novel

my rating: ★★★☆☆

tags: graphic novel, classic

goodreads rating: 4.19

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation.

The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike. When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.

Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend, Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary.

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THE GOOD

You know what this graphic novel really did for me? It gave me some serious nostalgia for Anne of Green Gables and made me go on a serious Anne x Gilbert binge!

This is a really cute and short read so I recommend it for that reason. It is also really easy to read and it flows pretty well. I would only recommend this if you already know the plot well though, if you’ve seen the film or any of the shows you should also be fine. This graphic novel is fun and a good half hour catch up of everything that happened in the novel if you forgot what happened.

The main thing I want to let you guys know though is that you really have to have read the book before the graphic novel.  You will miss quite a bit of information as a lot of the scenes or conversations are boiled down to the main points and a few scenes are left quite out of context, so know that before you into it.

THE MEH & SOME ADVICE

First off, we should talk about the artwork. This is a graphic novel so the artwork is pretty darn important. I have to say that from the reviews I have read, a lot of people did enjoy the artwork, but personally, for me, the artwork is the main reason I would probably not buy this. Compared to other graphic novel adaptations, like they did with A Wrinkle In Time.

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I think with the graphic novel there were more negatives than positives for me. however, I know so many other people really loved it so take my word with a grain of salt.

Aside from the artwork, my main issue with this was purely that it was so fast-paced. Anne of Green Gables is not a fast-paced novel but I was able to get through the graphic novel in half an hour. I will say though, this graphic novel really put into perspective how absolutely creepy one of the relationships (involving a teacher, you know what I mean guys) was and how much people didn’t care about it.

I said before that I think you guys all need to read the book or watch the movie before you get to this. That is because not all the scenes or conversations are explained and are often out of context like the author just skipped a whole chapter and we time travelled too far forward. It was annoying and I didn’t like it, I was only able to understand because I had read the novel so many times as a child.

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  • This is a good catch up if you’re about to read book 2 but don’t want to read the first.
  • Short, easy, not too many words
  • Weird artwork (just my opinion!)
  • I probably won’t ever re-read this.

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Have you read Anne? D you prefer graphic novels or the original text?

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