Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Girl Who Owned a City (Graphic Novel)

The Girl Who Owned a City
Graphic Novel
O.T. Nelson
and others
Hardcover, 125 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Graphic Universe

All the grown-ups have perished due to a deadly virus. Now the kids are struggling to survive. Gangs are formed and battles are fought. Children are forced to grow up way before their time as they protect their home, their food supply and each other. Some groups are more organized than others making them more of a target for those less efficient than them. This is the case of Lisa and her "city" of followers. This graphic adaptation of the novel by O. T. Nelson is well-done, though as often is the case, the original is better. The book is fine for 5th graders and older, yet I would have to say the graphic novel is better suited for 7th grade on up as some of the events are more disturbing when viewing an illustration as opposed to reading just words. 

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