Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dead High Yearbook by Ivan Velez



This graphic novel was a cute premise and looks great from the outside -- it's designed to look like an actual yearbook from a grisly place called Dead High. Once you get into it, though, it kind of disintegrates; it's a loosely knit collection of stories about teens who met various demises, and it just wan't pulled off very convincingly in my book. A NAY from me.

2 Comments:

At May 29, 2007 at 6:50 AM , Blogger Karrie said...

Posted for Carey Simpson:

This one just scared me. I think if I put this specific graphic novel on my shelves, I should just put the complaint form in with it. This is aimed more for the upper high school teens and adults than the teens who hang out in the YA section. A little too graphic, even though the concept is neat the book is a little too gory and violent than it needed to be.

 
At June 30, 2007 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Kip said...

I think this could be somewhat appealing for some teens and I don't think the gore detracts from that, but many of the stories were kind of pointless. I say NAY.

 

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