Monday, April 4, 2016
Giant Days - Thank Goodness College is Over!
AUTHOR: John Allison
ILLUSTRATORS: Lissa Treiman and Whitney Cogar
PUBLISHER: BOOM! Box
PUBLISHING DATE: December 1, 2015
FROM GOODREADS: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #1-4.
I have seen this featured by a few individuals on Booktube so when I saw it at my local library, I knew I had to grab it. Giant Days tells the story of three girls who start university and quickly become best friends. I enjoyed this tale of friendship and a lot of people will be able to relate to their experiences. They are definitely an unlikely group of friends but that element increased their likability - I honestly don't know that I would have cared for any of the three characters had they been on their own. I especially found the section which addressed catching all illness while being away from home particularly humorous. In fact, at one point, I laughed out loud at their attempts to find a remedy which worked and yet still allowed them to attend class. The artwork is bright and catchy and I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed Nimona or Lumberjanes. While Giant Days Vol. 1 didn't bowl me over, I did like it enough to be looking out for the next volume.
MY RATING: 3 PAWS