Friday, December 27, 2019

Should I Say Yes… to Nick Nope? by Mauricio de Sousa - NO

Should I Say Yes… to Nick Nope? (Monica Adventures #4) by Mauricio de Sousa, 124 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Charmz (Papercutz), 2019. $9.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG



Everyone is raving about the new superhero movie -- except for Nick Nope. The more he thinks about it, the more Nick is sure that a malicious plan is being executed. With nothing but his suspicions, Nick can’t convince many people to listen. In fact, Monica is the only one willing to help him -- but can the two of them make a difference?

My interest was lost only a few pages into the story when the fourth wall was suddenly broken. Nick and the narrator have a conversation about not starting at the end, and the novel continues in another disorienting false start. After all that hassle, Nick and Monica don’t even end up at the original starting point by the time this episode finishes. With all the confusion, I didn’t enjoy reading this book, but maybe it’s better for those who are invested in the series.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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