PaperGirls_Vol01-1.pngThis was such a delight to read. Right now I’m finding it hard to describe how it felt to read this book. I’m counting it as my second graphic novel, though technically it may be my third. Back in my teens (which I say it like it was long ago, though at the point that I’m thinking about was about a decade away) when I was in love with Eion Colfer and the Artemis Fowl series (anyone want to do a reread with me??) I got the graphic novel of the first book one year for Christmas. I loved it. I thought it added so much more dimension to the story and I thought the art was fantastic.

You may be thinking about the fact that I recently read the first volume of the Explorers Guild, which would be true. However, I’m still unsure about how to classify it so I’m not counting it into my graphic novel count.

So here we are, at graphic novel number two.

This is a collection of 6 comic published in a full volume. I can say that I don’t think I could have read it as individual comics because that would have been way to stressful and I wouldn’t have been able to wait with such weighty cliffhangers.

If you’re looking for a nice story that’s not super weird, this may not be the book for you. It may be close to the strangest scifi experience I’ve ever had. But strange in the best way imaginable.


The cast is funky and well balanced. There is time travel, dinosaurs, and weird future tech. There is also a healthy dose of feminism.

The only problem with it was that it went by so fast. I read this in about an hour. The pictures help the plot move but it also makes it super quick to get through. I rated it a 9 out of 10. It was a super fun read and perfect for vacation.


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