Will & Whit - YA Review by Pazao L

Reader:  Pazao L.
Age: 12
Title: Will & Whit
Author: Laura Lee Gulledge
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pub Date: 05/07/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: Will and Whit wasn't just a novel, it was a graphic novel. The images were amazing and very well drawn. I couldn't imagine the pictures better. The dialogue between the characters weas realistic along with the characters themselves. The characters were very well developed. I also liked the plot because it was different from other stories and graphic novels but I also thought that the part where Will gets over her fear of the dark was too easy and sort of unrealistic. All she had to do was not think about it and it went away like that and never came back.
Memorable or Forgettable: The thing that made this story really memorable was the amazing and well-drawn pictures. There were a couple pages that weren't completely drawn out but it was still cool.
Cover: The cover sort of tempted me but also turned me off. I don't think it reflects the contents whatsoever but it's a nice cover. At first, I thought it was going to be a short story but it wasn't.
Age Range: 12 through 18 and up
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional CommentsI would like to see how this story is like in novel form. It would be cool.
Annotation: Will Huckstep, a brave and artistic girl tries to get over her family's past but while she does that, she makes lamps to help her get over her fear of the dark. She wants an electronic-free summer and she gets it with a blackout from a hurricane, Hurricane Whitney and a planned art carnival. She spends her summer not knowing that she's going to face her fears.

tags:  graphic novel / ya lit

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