Author & Illustrator: Kazu Kibuishi
Genre: Graphic Novel, Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publisher: Graphix Wilkinsburg, PA.
Awards: ALA Best Book for Young Adults and has been a finalist for the Children’s Choice Book Awards, as well as a Will Eisner Award nominee.
Themes: Adventure, Family, Risk taking, Trust
Summary: In an interesting turn of events, Emily Hayes, must rescue her mother with her younger brother Navin. They are tested beyond their limits and put in scenarios that they have to overcome in order to rescue their mother. This adventurous graphic novel is captivating for many readers.
Response: How did the book make you feel? How does it relate to your own experiences? Did you make any connections to other books you have read?
This book made me feel connected to the characters even though I have not experienced the same life events in terms of family. The images depict the characters’ emotions that touches your heart. I like graphic novels; however, do not read many of them myself because I skim over the images too quickly and read too fast to truly enjoy them. This story did draw me in and through its words and images created a story that keeps the readers attention. I felt connected to the story like I would a long novel because of how quickly the characters development is portrayed.