Published by Scholastic Inc. on August 25th 2015
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Family, Friendship, General, Social Issues, Young Adult
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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.
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.
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