• Graphic Novel Review

    The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

    Warnings: Mild Violence My Thoughts The Great Gatsby is one of the classics that I somehow missed in high school, and though it is well-loved it was one that I never felt compelled to read. Maybe I just wasn’t that interested in the roaring twenties, but there was nothing about the various descriptions that I had read that pulled me in. I even skipped the film adaptations, I just can’t explain why I had no interest in this story. Despite that, when I was offered the opportunity to read a graphic novel adaptation, and my husband expressed to me how much he enjoyed the novel, I decided to give it…

  • 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…