Sunday, February 12, 2012
rebecca donner & inaki miranda
(from the back cover) When Danni and her mom move in with her mom's alcoholic boyfriend, Danni develops a fierce crush on Haskell, her soon-to-be-stepbrother who's a hardcore environmentalist. Desperate and confused, Danni wrestles with what she's willing to sacrifice as she confronts first love, family secrets, and the politics of ecoterrorism - set against the lush backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.
This was one of those graphic novels that I wish was actually a book that had been turned into a graphic so I could go back and read the novel. There was so much story, it was so rich, but I felt like I wanted more. More dialogue, more history, more story. Danni is wonderfully refreshing. Her mother, not the typical stays-with-abusive-boyfriend stock. There's mystery that never really gets revealed, but bravery abound.