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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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.
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.
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.
DO YOU ENJOY READING MIDDLE-GRADE?
DO YOU READ GRAPHIC NOVELS?
Hey guys, today I am coming at you with some new recommendations, and this time I’m talking about graphic novels! I feel like this is very much overdue because I do read graphic novels but I rarely talk about them!
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YOU SHOULD READ THESE GRAPHIC NOVELS!
GRAPHIC NOVELS I WANT TO READ
CAN YOU RECOMMEND ME ANY GRAPHIC NOVELS?
DO YOU PREFER BOOKS OR GRAPHIC NOVELS?
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim, #1) – Bryan Lee O’Malley
I’ve known about this graphic novel series for years but have never even thought to pick it up before now. Oh boy, do I regret not picking it up earlier.
The artwork is awesome. I read the black and white version but there is a colour version (it’s more expensive though), the art is really simplistic so anyone can enjoy it. And while that’s the same for the text little kids really shouldn’t be reading these graphic novels There isn’t a sex scene in this volume but I believe there is one in a later volume. There might be some swearing, I don’t really remember.
The plot of this volume is absolutely ridiculous and I expect I will say the same thing about the other volumes.
Spoilery plot summary?
Boy meets girl – girl is high schooler – girl meets boys band – girl gets obsessed with band – boy meets new, way cooler girl – boy wants to dump high schooler but is a wuss and hates confrontation – new girl is still cool – battle of the bands – Wallace is amazing as per usual – new girl’s ex shows up and demands a fight.
Gotta fight the exes, 6 more to go!
All of the volumes are short so naturally we didn’t get too far in the first volume but volume 1 gave us a pretty good idea of everyone’s personalities
Scott is a 23-year-old male, he’s in-between jobs and he lives with his roommate Wallace. Wallace and Scott are very poor so they have to share bed. Scott is immature and a bit douchey but he cares about his friends and is pretty much a great guy.
[One of the bands @ Wallace] “this song is for the guy who keeps yelling from the balcony, and it’s called ‘we hate you, please die.”
Wallace is amazing. He’s one of those characters that acts like he doesn’t care but when his best friend’s band is playing is in a competition he’s the guy shouting abuse at the other bands. Wallace is there to sort of keep tabs on Scott’s actions and to try and stop him from messing up his life too badly. Scott’s dating two people at once so Wallace tries to get him to see reason and to breakup with the high schooler.
Side note: I’ve not seen the movie and if I’m honest I didn’t even know there was a movie but I’ll definitely be watching it in the near future. Have you guys seen it?