Monday, December 2, 2019

Glitch by Sarah Graley –ADVISABLE

Glitch by Sarah Graley, 192 pages. GRAPHICNOVEL. Scholastic, 2019. $15 Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.



Izzy is a 14 year old who gets a new video game called Dungeon City and discovers that she can travel into the game. There she meets a new friend, a robot named Rae. There are a couple of problems with this new discovery; first of all, Izzy promised her best friend Eric that she wouldn’t play the game without her. Second, her new friend Rae is in danger, and only she can help. Now Izzy spends all night in the game and sleeps all day at school. Her friend Eric has certainly noticed the change, and when she decides to find out what is going on once and for all, she may be in worse danger than Izzy.

I think readers will be fascinated with the concept of being sucked into their favorite game. I liked that real time passes while she is there and that it has real world consequences –a great lesson for all gamers.  My favorite part was the friendship between the two girls, which felt very authentic. The adventure is engaging, fast paced, and interesting. The artwork isn’t my favorite but seems on par for what I see in many scholastic graphic novels, bright and expressive.

Reviewer: Stephanie MLS & Author.

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