A couple of days ago I posted a little post which included a few graphic novels that I wanted to recommend! This was part of a two part post and this is going to be part two! I have even more graphic novels I want to recommend! You can find part one of this little two-part series here. For now, here is part two of graphic novels you need to read!
Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau
“Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything.”
I read this book a couple of days after I was involved in a car accident and it was the book I really needed at the time. It is such a cute story that is centred all around a bakery. Now many people know I love bread but I also love a cute romance. This book is perfect for that. It also has some stunning artwork throughout too.
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
“Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore, and he’s sort of got a boyfriend, even if he’s kind of mean and only wants to meet up in secret.
Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him. That is, until the start of January, in which Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together.”
I had to include this graphic novel because of how cute the story is. I’ve been reading this comic online for a while now and seeing it printed in book format is incredible. I have actually reread this story over and over and I still love it. Alice writes beautiful stories and draws absolutely stunning art so this is a graphic novel you don’t want to miss.
Spinning by Tillie Walden
“It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.
Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again.
She was good. She won. And she hated it.”
My Mum actually bought this graphic novel for me with the thought I would like the art style. She wasn’t wrong! Tillie Walden is easily my favourite graphic novel written and illustrator and it is likely I will enjoy whatever she writes. I thoroughly enjoyed this graphic novel and the story that it told. I feel this is an excellent starting graphic novel!
Anya’s Ghost by Vero Brosgol
“Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.”
This is a wonderful, short graphic novel that you can read in one sitting. That is exactly what I did and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I adore the art style in this graphic novel and I have actually picked it up a number of times just to look over the art. If you are looking for a graphic novel to read in one sitting or on a short commute, then this is the one for you.
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero O’Connell
“Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy’s best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it’s really Laura Dean that’s the problem. Maybe it’s Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love.”
This is a graphic novel I have been reading for such a long time. Since it was released I have heard nothing but amazing things about this graphic novel, its story and the art work. I will be reading this book very soon and I cannot wait to share my thoughts. So many people have loved this graphic novel and I’m sure I will too!
What graphic novels do you recommend to read? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to check out part one in this series for even more graphic novels you need to read!