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March 20, 2020 • Cee • Comics
The Phantom Twin by Lisa Brown • March 3, 2019 • First Second

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Isabel and Jane are the Extraordinary Peabody Sisters, conjoined twins in a traveling carnival freak show—until an ambitious surgeon tries to separate them and fails, causing Jane’s death. Isabel has lost an arm and a leg but gained a ghostly companion: Her dead twin is now her phantom limb. Haunted, altered, and alone for the first time, can Isabel build a new life that’s truly her own?

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I received this graphic novel for free from First Second for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “I wake up afraid to open my eyes.”

Losing a conjoined twin puts a whole different spin on “phantom limb.” But that’s exactly what Isabel feels when she loses Jane; it’s like losing a limb—another part of herself that she feels like Jane’s still there when she isn’t.

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January 12, 2020 • Cee • Comics
Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland • January 7, 2019 • Algonquin Young Readers

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Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama—with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys—when she earns an internship as a cub reporter at a local newspaper in the early 1970s. A (rare) young female reporter takes Cindy under her wing, and Cindy soon learns not only how to write a lede, but also how to respectfully question authority, how to assert herself in a world run by men, and—as the Watergate scandal unfolds—how brave reporting and writing can topple a corrupt world leader. Searching for her own scoops, Cindy doesn’t always get it right, on paper or in real life. But whether she’s writing features about ghost hunters, falling off her bicycle and into her first crush, or navigating shifting friendships, Cindy grows wiser and more confident through every awkward and hilarious mistake.

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I received this book for free from Algonquin Young Readers for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

“When we watch Wild Kingdom on Sunday Nights at seven o’clock, my brothers see one thing…”

Middle School is a confusing time for kids trying to survive the wild kingdom, as Cindy—the main character of Cub—sees it as.

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October 31, 2019 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

October, the month of all things scary, but not these graphic novels! You get superheroes in schools, young Black Canary rockstar sleuth, Asian teen witch, and so much more awesomeness!

Let’s check out what graphic novels were released in October for kids and teens!

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September 30, 2019 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

I’ve come across a lot of graphic novels that parents have been asking for their kids, and September was THE month of holy grails. The big titles were Guts, Best Friends, and The Baby-Sitter’s Club #7: Boy-Crazy Stacey. Kids can’t get enough of these authors, and I love that Raina Telgemeier and The Baby-Sitter’s Club series continues to captivate readers. Not only do we have those popular graphic novels, there are great titles like Stargazing and The Crossover that I’ve been pushing to any kid and adult.

Let’s check out what graphic novels were released in September for kids and teens!

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June 27, 2019 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

You get a graphic novel, you get a graphic novel, everybody gets a graphic novel!

That is—DC Comics announced a bunch of awesome books of our favorite superhero characters and villains for young readers and young adults with some good authors and excellent artists.

Last year, DC Comics first announced DC Zoom and DC Ink, which are imprints that focused on graphic novels for young readers and young adult. I was extremely excited about this announcement because young people can get the chance to experience these superheroes/villains without worrying about where to start or if it’s appropriate for them.

There’s a lot of wonderful creators—writers and artists—tackling wonderful superheroes, so you gotta know about it. (The * next to titles are ones I’m excited about.)

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May 20, 2019 • Cee • Comics
The Red Maze (5 Worlds #3) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun • May 7, 2019 • Random House Books for Young Readers Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Indigo | Library

Oona Lee is determined to light Moon Yatta’s beacon and continue her quest to save the galaxy. But reaching the red beacon means navigating an impossible maze of pipes and facing devious enemies at every turn.

Luckily, her friend Jax Amboy has returned from his adventures transformed! Now he must confront the owner of his former starball team, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get his best player back on the field . . . and who can grant them access to the beacon.

Meanwhile, Oona and An Tzu find a mysterious rebel leader and release a surprising power within Oona’s magic. Will they make it in time to stop the evil force seeking to rule the 5 Worlds?

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I received this book for free from Random House for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Hey you! Have you read the 5 Worlds series? No? YOU MUST. It’s an incredibly gorgeous graphic novel series that involves these amazing kids trying to save their fantastical world from extinction. Turn back around from this this review of book 3, The Red Maze, and go straight to The Sand Warrior, the first book of the wonderful 5 Worlds series. (Everything you need to know is in that link.) You definitely won’t regret picking up this graphic novel series. It’s an animated series waiting to happen. ;)

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