Thursday, April 5, 2018

Book Review: A tragic kind of wonderful

Mel, afraid to alienate her friends, keeps her bipolar disorder a secret. But some symptoms are difficult to remain hidden. And she will soon discover that letting your best friends in, is way better than pushing everybody out.

At first sight, I thought the story constantly shifted between time frames (past, present, short-term past), and I was glad to see it become linear as the story progressed. Mel dealt with many emotions caused by other life problems (family death, controlling friend, new relationship) that it was interesting to see her associate many of these rollercoaster feelings with her BD condition. I could tell the author placed a lot of energy in research and characterization.

All in all, a good book.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Graphic Monday: Saga

Not even aliens can get a break

Alana and Marko are fleeing the land after their mixed-race baby is declared an atrocity. Hunters are sent to destroy them, including a computer Prince (super suave robot), a hot heartbroken man and his crazy eight-legged ex.

This graphic novel has non-stop action, written with a humorist tone. I love the way the author included an inner dialogue voice from the baby's point-of-view that allows us to expect, not only her survival but also a major involvement on her part in the future volumes. The illustrations were very bold, sexy, and beautifully curved. I can't wait to read the next installment. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Graphic monday: Batgirl - Year One

So, this is how it all began….

Although Barbara’s motives for wanting to become a superhero (help her dad, help the city, become more than just a regular girl, be recognized for her hard efforts) are somewhat understandable, I found it a bit difficult to relate. She kept putting her life at risk effortlessly and was too competitive to receive help from a man. However, a girl helping was okay?!?

Having said that, the illustrations were easy to look at and the dialogue was on point.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Every Day movie review

David Levithan doesn't need an introduction in the YA world. He has published several bestsellers including The Lover's Dictionary. It was with great enthusiasm that I walked into the movie theater to watch his masterpiece, Every Day, adaptation to the big screen. 

For the most part, the movie stayed true to the book. The actors, particularly Rhiannon, matched well with the book descriptions. Although I must admit that my non-reader friends found the plot extremely difficult to understand. I truly suggest reading the novel first.