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Losing the Girl High School Math Prodigy Claudia Jones Is Missing Her Classmates Share Rumors Of An Alien Abduction When They Re Not Struggling With Early Romances, Fraying Friendships, And The Other Challenges Of Young Adulthood Emily S Trying To Handle A Life Changing Surprise Paula S Hoping To Step Out Of Emily S Shadow Nigel Just Wants A Girl Who Will Laugh At His Jokes And Brett Hardly Lets Himself Get Close To Anybody Different Chapters Focus On Different Characters, Each With A Unique Visual Approach

10 thoughts on “Losing the Girl

  1. says:

    Marinaomi s work I know mainly from her four graphic memoirs Kiss and Tell, Dragon s Breath, Turning Japanese , an artist who creates a very memorable voice This is her first graphic novel, a teen story, her most narrative effort, and I like it a lot It features four different linked stories, from the perspective of each character, Nigel Jones a black boy crushing on Asian Emily Emily, who is crushing on andthan crushing on, later Brett, and Paula A Missing Person Poster for Claud Marinaomi s work I know mainly from her four graphic memoirs Kiss and Tell, Dragon s Breath, Turning Japanese , an artist who creates a very memorable voice This is her first graphic novel, a teen story, her most narrative effort, and I like it a lot It features four different linked stories, from the perspective of each character, Nigel Jones a black boy crushing on Asian Emily Emily, who is crushing on andthan crushing on, later Brett, and Paula A Missing Person Poster for Claudia Jones appears throughout a homeless woman named CJ Claudia Jones appears throughout, too there s a mean bully boy, Darren These images characters stay in the background, in a way, but as they are present in the different stories they kind of anchor them, and wed them together, giving them some coherence As do the shifting teen relations between the characters who is kissing orwhom There s also some joking around about whether it might be the case the missing Claudia Jones has actually been abducted by aliens, and cell phones don t seem to work in certain areas, so that s an interesting part of the mix.A consensual sexual actthan kissing okay, they have sex happens here, with consequences, and these are early teens, I think, so that may be a consideration in your having a young teen read it, but this feels like tweens can read it I will suggest my tweens read it It s not graphic in any way, and is mostly thoughtful Marinaomi s drawing is sort of minimalistic, and has a different vibe in each section, which is interesting And then, though it is mostly black and white, dabs of color come in, slowly, near the end Pay attention, they tell us This is the best comics storytelling I think Marinaomi has done so far or do I rally mean it is the most conventional storytelling I dunno, but I like this comic and think already I will use it this coming summer in my YA GN class This is just the first volume of many, I hope

  2. says:

    Hi I wrote and illustrated this book, and I give it two thumbs up

  3. says:

    A bunch of unlikable teens deal with typical coming of age stuff while vague supernatural elements sort of intrude around the edges of the story Each chapter switches perspective and, in an interesting choice, comes with a change of art style by the creator.I wanted to like this, but the characters and their actions just really irked me Probably because they were fairly accurate depictions of teens, and I m a cranky old man whothan anything just wants them to stay off my lawn.

  4. says:

    I think there was supposed to be a sci fi twist to this, but it didn t really show up I think it ll appear in later volumes This was really hard to follow, the art was not great, and while I do think it accurately portrays many teen relationships, there didn t seem to be a whole lot of plot or unification.

  5. says:

    Really enjoyed this first installment of a new YA graphic novel trilogy by MariNaomi Losing the Girl focuses on four teenagers, with their intertwining friendships, romances, jealousies, and painful conflicts You know, pretty much typical life for teenagers Looming behind all of their interpersonal drama is a missing classmate named Claudia Jones and there are some rumors floating around that she may have been abducted by aliens Throughout there are small, tell tale hints of possible strange Really enjoyed this first installment of a new YA graphic novel trilogy by MariNaomi Losing the Girl focuses on four teenagers, with their intertwining friendships, romances, jealousies, and painful conflicts You know, pretty much typical life for teenagers Looming behind all of their interpersonal drama is a missing classmate named Claudia Jones and there are some rumors floating around that she may have been abducted by aliens Throughout there are small, tell tale hints of possible strange phenomenon afoot But what could it really be MariNaomi draws it all with her trademark visual whimsy, employing all kinds of interesting touches and minimalistic magic Each chapter is devoted to a different character s viewpoint and as such each is drawn in a different style though all her visual designs coalesce beautifully The story is insightful about teenagers and altogether irresistible and I m really looking forward to the second installment next year BTW, I would guess this would be best for ages 14 and above Five out of five

  6. says:

    I read this in one sitting It s funny and serious, realistic and weird When I finished reading, I felt like gushing about it I love that each character got a chance to tell the story, and I love their complicated, confusing emotions The experience feels genuine The art style is simple but enjoyable The story about the missing girl seemed incomplete, but I m assuming that will developin the next book I received a free digital copy of this book via NetGalley.

  7. says:

    MariNaomi is so unequivocally herself all the time that she s almost always a joy to read, and this is no exception Raw and emotional while also cool and reasonably pissed off, and also WEIRD and a little random in the right ways, I enjoyed the beginning of this teen focused but not teen stupidified story and I look forward to .

  8. says:

    This was a little weird for my liking The story was okay, just lacking But the art and the stilted dialogue was what made it weird I enjoyed that each chapter was narrated by a different character and that each story was interwoven, but it was still a little hard to follow and just generally awkward I didn t care enough about this to continue the series.

  9. says:

    Honestly, this title was boring I could not relate to the characters in any way While the main character, Nigel, is said to be trying too hard, it felt like most of this book was forced While each character gets their chance to tell their own story, it was never compelling.

  10. says:

    This nails the petty teenage drama of high school, but gives each character a chapter to show what s going on in their heads and their lives so you understand why that seemingly petty stuff means so much to them.

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