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Mini-review: Glitter Kiss (Adrianne Ambrose)

The Deets:
Reading level: YA
Pages: 160
Publisher: December 19th 2012 by Oni Press
ISBN: 9781620100820
Source: netgalley

Glitter Kiss

One kiss from Tinka's sparkling lips leads to some unexpected consequences for the callous boys of Portage High School. After a secret romance goes up in flames, she looks to a fortune teller for answers on finding true love, which leads to the summoning of some accidental--but hilarious-magic.
But in the end, Tinka has to learn to take responsibility for her own decisions, with or without the aid of magic.

This graphic novel was great! I really enjoyed it. The illustrations were great and the plot was actually good.

 What made the plot so great, you ask? The fact there was actually one! I am so tired of graphic novels that hardly have a plot. This one was fairly fleshed out (for a graphic novel). There were plot twists and an actual message. Rock on. It did end a little abruptly without offering much of a resolution for some of the characters, but it's ok. It was still enjoyable. There are some references to mature content, so it's meant for older readers.

I also enjoyed the characters themselves. You had an odd mix, but the majority of the story line centers around Tinka and her interactions with the men in her life. You can imagine how that goes with the majority of the setting taking place in high school. Typical teen age problems. There was a good amount of witty humor hidden on these pages.The one liners were hilarious and actually had me chuckling to myself. Very fitting for a bunch of high schoolers.

What would a graphic novel be without good illustrations? Well, for starters, it would be crappy. I'm glad Glitter Kiss doesn't fall into that category. The illustrations were top notch. I would love to see some of the pictures turn into color. Considering this was soley in black and white, I was impressed with the level of detail I was able to discern from the images. A+ in that department!


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The Search for Delicious Natalie Babbitt
Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book

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