Iron Circus Comics, 2017
Audience: All Teens
Melanie Gillman's webcomic about a queer, black teenager who finds herself stranded in a dangerous and unfamiliar place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp.
I didn’t realize that this was a webcomic until I looked at Goodreads to see when it was published. Perhaps that explains the cliffhanger ending?
I was frustrated with that cliffhanger ending because I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. Perhaps Gillman is still working on it, and a sequel will come out? I’ll have to look up the webcomic and investigate further! I’m not a fan of camping myself, so I appreciated the main character’s frustration with that aspect and I learned a lot from her other experiences there. It was very well done. BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY GET TO THEIR DESTINATION?!