Monday, April 30, 2012

Does This Make Her a Queen?

The Girl who Owned a City – the graphic novel

Written by: O.T. Nelson, Illustrated by Joelle Jones

Released: April 21, 2012 by Graphic Universe

Summary: A killing virus has swept the earth, sparing only children through the age of twelve. There is chaos everywhere, even in formerly prosperous mid-America. Gangs and fierce armies of children begin to form almost immediately. It would be the same for the children on Grand Avenue but for Lisa, a ten-year-old girl who becomes their leader.  
Because of Lisa, they have food, even toys, in abundance. And now they can protect themselves from the fierce gangs that roam the neighborhoods. But for how long? Then Lisa conceives the idea of a fortress, a city in which the children could live safely and happily always, and she intends to lead them there.

I would suggest that you read the original novel before you read this graphic novel. Both are geared more towards a more middle grade reader but adults will enjoy the story as well. It’s simply a fantastic story and an interesting concept.

As a reflection on the original novel this was fantastic. The art was spectacular and really captured the multitude of emotions in the novel. I’m giving this graphic novel a 7/10 and a high recommendation for young readers.

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