Friday, August 18, 2017
The Stereotypical Freaks
Beautifully written and provides a true window into daily life (as I remember it at least) in a typical American high school, including the jocks, the brains, the 'unattainable' girl, the shy overweight kid. Sounds pretty stereotyped and the danger here of course is that this book -could- easily have been two dimensional and flat. It was emphatically not that. Wonderful storytelling, wonderful story, believable characters, and dammit, it made me cry.
There were a few minor (minor!) penciling typo/editing problems (I read an ARC, so they might well have been corrected before publishing), but one of the characters is spelled Marcel and Marcell several places in the book.
Final opinion: gorgeous powerful story wonderfully illustrated and not to be missed. This one will be with me a long time.
Five stars, wonderful work
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.