Friends with boys /

by Hicks, Faith Erin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : First Second, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781596435568 :; 1596435569.Title notes: $15.99 prolam (YA) 5-2012 (db)Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Graphic novels | Ghosts -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Graphic novels | Ghost storiesSummary: After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.
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<p>A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist!</p> <p>Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it's time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend--one who isn't one of her brothers.</p> <p>Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun.</p> <p>This title has Common Core connections.</p>

$15.99 prolam (YA) 5-2012 (db)

After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.

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Starting at a new school is tough for any recently transplanted teen, but for Maggie its not moving that triggers the change, instead, shes starting her first day of high school after having been homeschooled her entire life. Her three older brothers have all made the transition with varying success, but Maggie faces a further stumbling block: her mother -- her only teacher and the only other female in a house full of men -- left the family suddenly the year before. In this graphic novel, Maggie has to tackle making friends, figuring out cliques, and finding her place among long-established groups on her own. Hicks excels at showing everyday adventures and contemplative moments in expressive, sharp black-and-white ink work and careful pacing. Maggies conversations with her brothers, especially the sympathetic Daniel, who has found his niche among the schools theater crowd, ring particularly true. The mixing in of mysteries involving a broken friendship and a restless ghost add layers to Maggies world. The additions are evocative, especially in conveying the connections between the unknown reason for her mothers departure and the ghosts inability to find peace, but the finish feels unresolved instead of purposefully open. Despite the too-swift resolution, the strong characters and excellent art give teens a (still rare in comics) girls slice of life. robin brenner (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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