Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Strange Ones by Jeremy Jusay - OPTIONAL

The Strange Ones by Jeremy Jusay, 190 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Gallery 13 (Simon & Schuster), JANUARY 2020. $20.

Language: R (3 swears, 2 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13



Anjeline, a freshman in college, keeps running into Franck. Finally, they decide to be friends and start hanging out on purpose. As Anjeline and Franck support each other through their sorrows, they learn how to move forward despite the roadblocks in their lives.
I enjoyed the message of Anjeline’s story in the end, but it felt aimless for over half the book. I didn’t understand why I was slogging through pages of Anjeline and Franck’s adventures around New York. 

If you stick with the story, everything concludes nicely, though I’m still deciding if it was worth it. The mature content rating is for mentions of sex, and the violence rating is for gun violence and blood.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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