Graphic Novel Review: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 - Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke A. Allen

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke A. Allen
(Started: January 09, 2016; Finished: January 10, 2016)


At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together... And they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. (From Goodreads)

Review: 5 stars
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Source: Bought from Book Depository
Shelf: Goodreads

I think this is one of my favorite graphic novels to date. It's quirky, it's fun, perfect for every kid at heart.

It's too bad I've been seeing low-rating reviews about this but it didn't sway my decision. I've raved about this to a former friend because I just can't get enough of it.

Art wise, it's just adorable. It's light, refreshing, and very kid friendly. It has the same style or perhaps, it will remind you of the following cartoons: Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and We Bare Bears. I'm sure those who love kiddie types of art will fall in love with it.

When it comes to the storyline, I don't know about you, but I ended up smiling and laughing. It's just a feel-good story about a budding friendship among this group of girls. You won't feel anxious or stress while reading it. It'll just remind you of your childhood barkada (friends) and how you all enjoy goofing around. I like the characters. I love how their different personalities complement each other. It's also important for me to see how the characters were depicted in various shape, color, and size. It clearly shows diversity and represents reality. But among them, April stood out for me. She's just the right balance of sweet and spice. I also can't get enough of its spot on humor and puns.

Overall, this book will surely leave a smile on your face. it's time to embrace your youthful side. Pick it up from the nearest bookstore and read it STAT. I definitely recommend it and remember: FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!

Love lots, xx

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