Tuesday, January 29, 2013

bad island

bad island
doug tennapel
graphic novel/ya/scifi
published 2011

Something on this island is up to no good . . .

When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them . . . or spell their doom. One thing Reese knows for sure: This is one Bad Island.

Much of this story depends heavily on the graphics, which are beautiful!  Everything was happening so fast, there was so much to take it and I wanted to madly flip through the pages to find out what happened next, but I was captivated by artwork.  

The story itself was suspenseful and exhilarating.  I could see this easily turned into some sort of mini series or movie.  There felt like there was so much more that was left unexplored, unexplained although the story didn't feel incomplete.

A true family story, everyone working together, learning to trust each other and no one being treated as if they were the weaker one.  It was thrilling!

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