Saturday, June 21, 2014

Graphic Novel Review: Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

Book Title: Friends with Boys

Author: Faith Erin Hicks

Publish Date: February 28, 2012

Genre: Young Adult Graphic Novel

Plot (from Goodreads):  
After years of homeschooling, Maggie is starting high school. It's pretty terrifying.

Maggie's big brothers are there to watch her back, but ever since Mom left it just hasn't been the same.

Besides her brothers, Maggie's never had any real friends before. Lucy and Alistair don't have lots of friends either. But they eat lunch with her at school and bring her along on their small-town adventures.

Missing mothers...distant brothers...high friends... It's a lot to deal with. But there's just one more thing.


Why I Read this Book: I checked out this book from the library after it was recommended to me on Goodreads.


The morals taught in this graphic novel are great: 
  1. It is always good to forgive others.  
  2. You should not judge others.  
  3. It is okay to be different.  
  4. Ignore stereotypes.  
The writing style was entertaining.  The art was amazing!  This is a wonderful coming of age novel which would be perfect for those going into high school.  With that being said, there are a few cuss words in it.


Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age: 13+ for foul language

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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