Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cici’s Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training by Joris Chamblain -ADVISABLE

Chamblain, Joris Neil Cici’s Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training, 150 pages.  GRAPHIC NOVEL.  First Second, 2017.  $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

This is  the story of Cici –an aspiring writer and mystery solver. The first part of the book is the mystery of a man that Cici and her friends see in the woods from their treehouse. He is covered in paint. One day Cici decides to follow him and discovers a magical and tragic secret. In second part of the book Cici discovers an elderly woman who checks out the same book from the library week after week. She is so determined to solve the mystery (as the one before) that she ends up telling fibs, using her friends, and ostracizing the people who love her. Will Cici be able to find a balance in her life? Filled with colorful graphic novel illustrations.

This is a fantastic book to add to your graphic novel collection. It has the most stunning illustrations I have seen to date –just incredible, readers will feel like they are actually there in this charming story. The plot has a ton of depth and a lot of heart –with lots of intrigue and life lessons. I would add this to my collection in a heartbeat.

EL – ADVISABLE.  Stephanie, Elementary School Librarian & Author

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