#Review ~ Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

Posted August 20, 2015 by Michelle in Review / 6 Comments

#Review ~ Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. HolmSunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm
Published by Scholastic Inc. on August 25th 2015
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Family, Friendship, General, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback
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From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind Babymouse comes a middle-grade, semi-autobiographical graphic novel.

Following the lives of kids whose older brother's delinquent behavior has thrown their family into chaos, Sunny Side Up is at once a compelling "problem" story and a love letter to the comic books that help the protagonist make sense of her world.

By sister-bother team Jennifer and Matthew Holm. A 200-page, full-color graphic novel in the vein of Raina Telgemeier's Smile.

My Review:

This is my first graphic type novel. I received it from BEA and I thought it looked really cute. It was a very good read and very strong message.

When I thought of picking this book up I had some issues going on with my family. Sunny reminded me of my daughter since our son was going through some stuff that was affecting her and I felt like Sunny was dealing with the same stuff (just a different situation). Sunny goes to spend some time with her grandfather but the trip isn’t what she was hoping for and she wasn’t even sure why she had to go. The place her grandfather lived was an adult living community so not a lot of things for Sunny to do. She meets a kid name Buzz and they spend the summer playing and doing little jobs to make a little money to buy comic books. Sunny’s family has a secret and they need to keep Sunny away from it all while they worked things out.

This story is very emotional and it got to me a bit since a lot of what we were seeing in our house was what the parents were doing but in a different way. I don’t want to give away all the details of this book it is something that is filled with so much you don’t even realize it until you are done. I really enjoyed this and recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read with lots of hopeful and heartbreaking moments.


Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my review

Hope you have a great day and Happy Reading!


About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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6 responses to “#Review ~ Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

  1. This looks cute. I like a good graphic novel, and it looks like this one might have some humorous moments along with the thought provoking stuff. Plus I ws a comic book geek when I was a kid, so will probably relate to it!

    • It was better than I thought it would be. I liked that it had such a strong message very cute and I loved they did odd jobs for money to get comic books 🙂

  2. The title of this book made me hungry, Michelle, but that’s neither here nor there 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed Sunny Side up, and that your foray into graphic novels was a good one! Emotional stories can be both a blessing and a curse, more often than not, I’m actually happy if a book can give me a good cry 🙂
    I’m glad you enjoyed this so much!!

    • It does sound delicious 🙂 I wasn’t expecting it to be so intense when it came to the story and it came at the right time (when Ryan was in the hospital) She reminded me of my daughter. It was a very good book!