Book 82 of 100
This one was suggested to me by my husband. He’d been hearing lots of buzz about it, and since I had decided to venture into graphic novels I thought this would be a good one to try. It was great. The artwork was phenomenal, and the story was really entertaining. It sucked me in right away, and I wanted to read it fast, but at the same time I wanted to study each and every page for hidden details in the drawings. The only negative thing I can find to say is that I didn’t know it was a two parter. I got to the end and the story wasn’t wrapped up, so that’s a little disappointing. The second part doesn’t come out until April of 2018, wah wah. 😦 Overall, though I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who has an interest in graphic novels.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Summary from Goodreads:
Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.
Side Effects May Vary – Julie Murphy