BOOK REVIEW: Paper Girls VOL. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Four, 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls find themselves in a life threatening when malicious creatures from the future infiltrate their neighborhood.

Published: November 5, 2015

Pages: 144 Pages

Genre: Comic Books, Graphic Novels

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This was an interesting story. It starts out with this girl named Erin having an odd dream. In the dream she’s in heaven while her sister is in hell. She wakes up and starts her day and it turns out she’s a newspaper delivery girl. I found this enjoyable but there are parts that I didn’t like at all.

One thing I like about this graphic novel is the art style. I love the way this is illustrated and how the emotions are displayed on the characters faces.

I also enjoy the color scheme of the novel. There are so many vibrant colors going on and I felt a real retro vibe while reading this. Here are some examples of the pretty color scheme:

One thing I didn’t like is the usage of slurs in this novel. I understand that this was set in the 80s but the girl, Mac, had no business using a slur to offend someone. I would also like to point out that this was not the only time where she acted like being gay was disgusting.

I won’t post the slur here but I just had to let it be known that it was there. I hope that her character gets better because as of right now, I’m back and forward with her.

This graphic novel confused me. I didn’t really get what was going on the entire time I was reading it. I still don’t understand what happened and why everything was happening the way it was. I guess I will have to read the other volumes to understand it. However, I am intrigued on learning about what comes after this.

I have so many questions that needs to be answered so I will be buying the other volumes.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ (3/5)

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