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Did Not Finish

Afar
Leila del Duca
Image Comics, 2017
Source: Library
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds, unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away. 

Inotu, her inquisitive brother with a penchant for trouble, finds himself on the run after he’s caught eavesdropping on an illegal business deal between small town business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. When Boetema accidentally gets someone hurt while in another girl’s body, the siblings are forced to work together to solve the problems they’ve created on their planet and others.

This book had amazing art and a captivating story. It just wasn’t my style, though, and I quit reading it (and all of my DNF’s get 1 star, unfortunately.) I think other people will absolutely LOVE it, though.



The Backstagers, Vol. 1
James Tynion IV
BOOM! Box, 2017
Source: Library
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he's taken in by the only ones who don't treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends, Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain. With the unpredictable twists and turns of the underground world, the Backstagers venture into the unknown, determined to put together the best play their high school has ever seen. 

James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you're kinda an outcast.

The Backstagers had nothing in common with my life. It was all about boys, theater and fantasy that seemed heavily influence by anime. I know nothing about any of those things. I loved the use of color and that it was a unique story, but it wasn’t for me.




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