Friends with Boys is another graphic novel. It has awesome illustrations and great dialogue. I think that reading graphic novels is cool; there are pictures to read as well as words.
|"I don't get why people don't like the Leia hair. It combines two of the greatest things in the world: science fiction and breakfast pastries."|
At the onset, seventeen year old Maggie is starting high school, after being home-schooled for her entire life. At home, she had her three older brothers to interact and learn with. Although they attend the high school where she is beginning her school career, Maggie feels alone in the big world that is a public high school.
Maggie's story is all about her finding her niche in high school. She makes friends with Lucy (her first female friend) and her brother Allistair. She gets to see her big brothers in different lights than at home. At the same time, Maggie has to deal with being haunted by a 19th Century ghost of a widow of a ship captain lost at sea.
I love Maggie's tomboy style and attitude. She tackles issues head-on, and isn't afraid to like what she likes. I'm finding (and have been told) that I like a good coming of age story. Maggie finds herself and I liked it. :)
♥ Meg xoxo