Saturday, July 7, 2012

Review for A + E 4ever by Ilike Merey

a + e 4ever is a graphic novel written by Ilike Merey.
 
 
i heard about this book through the stonewall awards and it was pretty high on my to-read list. unfortunately the library didn't have the book. so i put myself on the waiting list. three long months later i got it. and this graphic novel was definitely worth the wait.

ASH is a boy who looks like a girl who likes boys and girls. got all that, because it took me a while to get it. anyway, he comes to this new school where everyone is trying to kick his ass. that is until EU steps in and saves the day. from that moment on these two amazing characters begin a friendship that has some romantic undertones.

i love graphic novels and this is one of the best ones i have ever read. i have such a crush on Eu(lalie) from the author's drawings of her. she is my ultimate girl and i could not get enough of her. sometimes a graphic novel relies heavily on the written word and it feels like you're reading a regular novel. but not this one. everything is in the characters expressions. i'd look at the picture first and then read the dialogue.

i actually went back and read this back to back. it's that good. i didn't really care for the bittersweet ending but it worked great for the story. 5 STAR RATING.