Monday, November 28, 2016

Mike's Place by Jack Baxter, Joshua Fauden, and Koren Shadmi-ADVISABLE

Baxter, Jack, Faudem, Joshua, and Shadmi, Koren, Mike’s Place. pgs. 185. First Second Books, 2015. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Language: PG-13, Mature Content: PG-13, Violence: PG-13

Set in a blues bar on Tel Aviv beachfront, Mike’s Place is where people can go and grab a beer as long as they don’t talk about religion or politics. Things take a dark turn, however, when the bar is the place for a documentary film. Less than a month after they begin filming, they bar is a target for a suicide bombing. They survive, but at a price. Can the owners pick up the pieces and survive?

Based off a true story, the story is true to events. Illustrations are detailed and the text does a great job of complementing the illustrations. Readers needing to read a non-fiction book or a graphic novel will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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