Author: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: First Second
Pub Date: 9/10/13
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The characters in the book were relatable to real people in real life, as if there was a real war between two cultures.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book was memorable because the main character had to deal with great loss in the fight for China's freedom.
Cover: The cover made me curious to see who the characters were, so I wanted to read about them even more. What really drew me in was the phrase on the back of the book, "Every war has two faces."
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Additional Comments: After this one, you need to read Saints; it is like the second book in the series, but it was published at the same time. It's like another point of view of the same war.
Annotation: This graphic novel is action-packed and has romance. The way some people acted were like in real life. It was very exciting, with a twist ending that I never would have thought happened.
tags: graphic novel / sequential art / comics / historical fiction / cultural / China / fantasy / religion / ya lit