• Graphic Novel Review

    Through the Woods

    Warnings: Violence, Mild Gore My Thoughts I’ve read a lot of horror, ones that were bloodier and more disturbing than this. Yet those novels and graphic novels didn’t affect me the way that this one did. Through the Woods is a collection of horror comics that hearkens back to the creepiest fairy tales. The atmosphere in the novels is not to be understated, the stories and art are chilling, even when the stories are straightforward and can be predicted. “I married my love in the springtime, but by summer he’d locked me away. He’d murdered me dead by the autumn, & by winter I was naught but decay.” Even the…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Speak

    Also in this series: Speak Also by this author: SHOUT Warnings: Rape, Bullying My Thoughts Speak is a young adult novel written in 1999 about the rape and subsequent bullying of a high school freshman. The novel is based partially on the author’s personal experiences and has received international praise. The book has won multiple awards and is on the ALA’s list of 100 most challenged books from 2000-2009. While I had never read the original book, it had always been on my list of books that I’ve wanted to read but have been a little afraid to. This graphic novel reminded me why graphic novels are such a wonderful…