Garage Band

Book Reviews | May 16th, 2008

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Author: Gipi
Publisher: First Second
Genre: Graphic Novel
Pages: 130
Retail Price: 9.99
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Charming graphic novel from Italy about four punky teens who are gifted a garage to practice in. It’s a sweet and mellow story about friendship and summertime angst and hanging out together to avoid troubled home lives. Never overstated, the private lives of the kids are quietly inferred, giving the characters more depth than at first glance.

At first, I was turned off by the gawky, shaky illustrations, but combined with the soft, muted watercolors and storytelling, the art does perfectly match the story’s dreamy and nostalgic feel.

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