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Juan wernke
12:52 PM ET (US)
1. 10/15/2015 Red pyramid by Rick Riordin

2. This graphic novel is about ancient Egyptian times there is two kids from an ancient bloodline of Pharaohs. and in there journey have become one with there inner Egyptian. So they go to training to learn magic to defeat one of the worst kings back in the time that was accidentally released, and now is trying to destroy there city and change it to a dessert.

3. I liked that i got a little comic about pharaohs plus magic. It had really good pictures and awesome wording, Like there was a-lot of puns and a lot of humor i would say that i would read more books from this author.

4. what i dint like i absolutely dint dislike it at all i would read these types of books all the time.

5. i learned that you can learn a little history in a graphic novels that might not be historically correct but, you get a little idea on what happend back in that time period. it is also has really cool pictures in it.
Carter Haas
11:23 AM ET (US)
1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

2. It is about a young man that has an idea to create a living person or monster that has body parts from different people and put life into the being. He successfully does it and it awakens and is loose but he doesn't try to hunt it down or stop it. So a little later in the book it kills his young brother which then leads to an innocent person being hung because they thought that she was the killer. And it goes around killing people and it eventually kills his wife so he is trying to hunt it down so he chases it all the way into a snowy place and that is where the book started and it kills the man who made him and he goes away for ever because his work was done after he killed his creator.

3. I liked that it had good details and that it was telling the story from the beginning which the man on board the ship who made the creature was telling the story. Also, it was kinda weird and it was a mystery and murder novel and I kind of like those kinds of books.

4. What I didn't like about this book would definitely be it having way to much words or boxes with words on one page of the book. Also it was kind of hard to keep track of where you where reading and how the story was going alone and how to understand it.

5. I learned that you can't do something that you don't think that you can control. Also you can't let something go when it is causing damage and you can't let something take control of your like and do what it wants in you life.
Blaine Wittrock
10:22 AM ET (US)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This book is about a boy named Greg Heffley. He like VIdeo Games, T.V. and Comic Books. He is just going into middle school and his brother Rodrick the i always mean to Greg gives him advice about middle school. Some of the things that I like about this book is about how the author got it almost spot on about what middle school is like. One of the things that I like the least about the book is how many pictures there are in the book.
Jordan Heyder
09:48 AM ET (US)
Level up by Gene yang.
I choose to do the first responds.

This book is about a boy named Dennis who likes video game, but it trying to get in to med school. He is having some trouble getting in, but four angels come and help him. Once he is in the school, he makes some friends and tells that it was cause it what his father wanted. They get into a major fight and learns the angels are actually the ghost from pac man. Once he devours each of the ghost, as he realizes he is pac man, he is show visions of the his fathers broken promises and drops out of med school to do what he likes.
Ellie Stone
04:02 PM ET (US)
The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson, Dan Jolley, JoŽlle Jones and Jenn Manley Lee.
This graphic novel is about a gigantic epidemic that swept all of the adults out of a state. Leaving only children of the ages 12 and under to survive on their own. The kids create gangs and fend for themselves until one girl decides to create a ‘city’. Her city is then attacked and she must fight to keep her creation alive.
I mostly enjoyed the illustrations. The illustrations kept the story alive.
I least enjoyed the fact it took me a little while to fully grasp the flow of the style of writing. I also didn't like how some of the pages were set up.
Well one thing for sure is that christmastime is actually one word not two. Another is that if an epidemic like this one happened to us, I don’t think anybody would know what to do.
Melissa Tuttle
06:06 PM ET (US)
1. Maus by Art Spiegelman
2. This graphic novel began as a son interviewing his father about his fathers life. It shifts back and forth between the interview and his father's story. His father experienced the Nazi Europe and survived many difficulties. The last half of the story shows how hard it was for his father to try to lead a normal life after experiencing what he had.
3. I liked that the author used mice to portray the characters because it gave the story a feeling of realness without having the attached, and in this case, familiarity with the characters.
4. I don't like that graphic novels don't portray much for sensory detail, because instead you are shown what to imagine,
5. I learned the toll that Nazi Germany took on people and their families first hand and also learned how different a graphic novel is from a comic book.
Dani Cooper
04:16 PM ET (US)
I read Friends with Boys by Faith Eric Hicks. This book is all about a tom boy who is just starting her life in High School. Until her mother left, Maggie had been home schooled with her older brothers. All of her life she has been haunted by a ghost who will never leave her alone, but mostly this book is how Maggie starts to make new friends. Slowly she begins to heal the wounds between her brother and her friend. I liked that Maggie wasn't a girly girl and she was spunky and brave. She had a chance to lie to her father, get her friends in trouble, and walk away with no strings attached but she stood up for her friends and helped prove their innocence. Honestly I thought the drawing style was slightly strange, I'm used to pure anime so anything different from that seems weird to me. I guess I didn't like how they didn't finish the ghost's story, they just leave her, literally, hanging (or floating). I learned that just because the drawing style is a little different from what I'm used to doesn't mean it's bad. It's just like the saying don't judge a book by it's cover, except now it's don't judge a graphic novel by it's art style.
Colt the BOLT
04:04 PM ET (US)
1. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughn
2. Basically when the U.S. bombed Baghdad they accidentally bombed the zoo setting all the lions free
    and then they have to fend for themselves and they can talk, then a giraffes head gets bombed off then
    they eat that and don't starve, then in the end they all become dead. SAD DAY.....RIP
3.What I liked most about it? Mhmm, well it was super good, I liked that the lions could talk. LOL
4.What I didn't like about it? WELL, basically because it was so graphic, omg. But it still was super good.
5. What I didn't know is that we bombed them and these lions actually escaped and that the whole story was real, like I didn't expect that in the end of the book.

Opah Bah
03:52 PM ET (US)
1.Olympians Zeus king of the gods by George O Connor
2.My graphic novel that im reading is about a god name zeus who was one of the gods of Egyptians believes. zeus was the good of the sky who rule over the other gods like hades of the underworld, and Poseidon who was the god of the waters. three of them defeated the father the evil rulers of the worlds by the help of there unless who were thrown down by the father who was disgusted by the looks.
3.what i like most from this graphic novel is that zeus was pretty strong and more like from the family bloodline and one of the most respected one.
4. what i dint like the least was hades the evil brother who was always jealous of his brother zeus who hade everything that he always wanted. why will he help zeus out to defeat there father.
5. the story in the graphic novel is more cheese then the movies and other non graphic novel that I've read that dont tell about how zeus married his own sister.
Kailee Jorgensen
03:40 PM ET (US)
1. Resistance by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis

2. A jewish boy, Henri, from France is left on his own after his parents are taken away by the German soldiers. To help him find his parents, Paul and his sister, Marie, join the resistance. The resistance utilizes the children to send and receive information because the soldiers aren’t being particularly watchful of children. When they figure out that Henri’s parents are still alive and in Paris, they plan a trip to reunite them. They take the trip go back home with him, knowing that the war is only beginning.

3. I liked how the pictures gave you more insight as to what was going on in the book. It elaborated on the story and gave you more of an idea on what to visualize.

4. I wasn’t a huge fan of the bubble writing. I would sometimes get confused on what bubble I was supposed to read next.

5. I learned that the resistance would use kids to transfer information between people because children were not suspected as easily as adults were.
Heather Totton
03:31 PM ET (US)
1.Peanut by Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe
2.Peanut was about a girl who had moved to a new school and didn't know anyone there. Instead of being herself, she decided to tell people that she had a peanut allergy. She did her best to avoid doing two things: eating peanuts and having people figure out the lie. One day, she ate something and someone told her that there were peanuts in it. The whole school freaked out and her secret was revealed.
3. I like graphic novels mostly because you can read them in a short amount of time. I also like the pictures because they allow you to picture the story happening exactly like the authors did.
4. Although the pictures were nice, I like being able to picture what is happening in the story my own way. I also didn’t like how the story was mostly dialogue and you don’t get a lot of insight into the main characters thoughts.
5. By reading this graphic novel, I learned how the author can use a picture to portray a thought rather than words. Sometimes pictures can explain what is happening better than a paragraph.
Alexia Allen
11:23 AM ET (US)
1. I read the lost boy by Greg Ruth.
2. A boy moves into this house and finds a recorder from the boy that used to live there of which went missing. On this recorder he finds what happened to him and is pulled into the whole thing himself. So this monster thinks he and his friend had a key so they try and do all they can to run and defeat him seeing as they had no idea where the key was themselves.
3. I like how fast they are to read so if you need something easy its there. I also like how well the pictures worked so well with creating the story.
4. I didn't like how I sometimes got confused of what I was supposed to read first. Even though I like having the pictures there most of the time I enjoy creating the setting in my head myself.
5. I didn’t really learn a lot from the novel itself maybe to stand up for yourself. But I learned quite a bit about graphic novels, like how they are actually so different from comic books.
Tanner Steineke
04:29 PM ET (US)
1.I read Level Up by Gene Luen Yang.
2. My graphic novel was about a kid who always wanted to play video games but his parents would not let him. The kid ends up going to college but is kicked out because of his grades. He gets to caught up in playing video games. Some ghosts haunt him and get him to go to med school. He drops out, but ends up getting back in after learning a life lesson from the ghosts.
3. I really like the fact that a graphic novel gets to the point. I also like the fact that it has a ton of pictures showing the story progressing.
4. I do not like the fact that the graphic novel is not written in complete sentences. It comes in complete thoughts but throughout school we have been taught to write in complete sentences.
5. I learned a valuable life lesson by reading this graphic novel. I learned that what makes you happy may not be the best for you. The kid realized that although he saves a ton of lives while having fun playing video games, that those lives aren't real. He realizes that as a doctor, specializing in gastroenterologist, which is what the ghosts wants him to be.
Augie Johnson
04:26 PM ET (US)
1. War Brothers by Sharon McKay and Phil LaFrance
2. War Brothers is a book about three boys who are abducted and brought into Joseph Kony's LRA (Lord's Resistance Army). They are attending a school camp at a local church when the LRA shows up and abducts all students and kills all of the staff at the school. Tony, Michael, and Jordan, along with an officer and a girl that they meet in the camp, decide to escape the camp and leave Sudan. When they return home, the rest of the boys leave for college, and the girl goes to live with nuns and to become a teacher, and the officer and Michael stay to help Uganda's government capture boys who have been taken into the LRA.
3. It really suits my type of reading, because I like to visualize what I'm reading in my head. Also, I like them because you can read them very quickly.
4. Although I said I like that they go fast, I also dislike it. This is because there is a lot more detail that can be added, but instead they just fly by.
5. I didn't realize just how horrifying it is to the kids who are brought into the LRA. For example, they forced the boys to kill one of their friends because he was injured, then they gave each kid over sixteen 30 lashings with sticks, and they made Michael and Tony ambush a convoy of families and schoolkids and they were forced to kill everyone that wasn't a kid with assault rifles and machetes.
Rachel Ely
04:22 PM ET (US)
1. I read Chiggers by Hope Larson.
2. It started out as a girl arriving at a week long summer camp. She made some new friends and had some drama created. Some of the drama was about her and some was about others. Overall the girls were actually really mean to each other through out the whole book.
3. I enjoyed a visual to the situations, and to what the people looked like. Plus it was nice that it was pretty short and an easy read.
4. It was to short. There was not enough substance to the whole book in my opinion.
5. I learned that graphic novels are definitely not like comic books. As far as this book goes the stuff in it was pretty "fluffy" and not very serious. There's not very much stuff to learn from this book. There's quite a few things it teaches not to do.
Nick Gabbert
04:11 PM ET (US)
1. Refresh Refresh by Danica Novgorodoff
2. It was about how this kids dad is in the military. And he wants to be like his dad, so he fights people, goes to bars. But then he got word that his dad died. So then we went a killed the person who told him the news that his dad died, because he looked up to him so much.
3. It was a lot of action in the novel. And it was about how a boy wanted to be like his dad.
4. I didn't like that the boy killed the guy at the end of the book. Because it kind of just ruins the book, by killing someone at the end.
5. How people can change. The boy changed by being like his dad, but then at the end he takes his anger out and kills someone.
Overall it was a really good graphic novel, for that being the first one I have ever read.
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