Readathon: I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly

giantsQuick summary: Barbara is a troubled kid who seems to live in a fantasy world where she is very powerful and kills giants. Really, she is fighting against a metaphorical giant at home…

My thoughts: I struggled with this one when I first started it. The panel-styling was difficult for me to understand, and the setting/time/scene seemed to change every few pages without any indication of change. One moment we’d be in Barbara’s house, the next with a group of people I’d never seen before on a different day altogether. I had a hard time following the plotline and I couldn’t relate to Barbara at all. I’ve never been the sort of person to transpose fantasy onto real life, so I couldn’t understand the places her imagination went. Jason asked me why I kept going if I wasn’t enjoying it. My answer: Ana praised this book so much! I had to know why! So I kept going, and by the end, I was not disappointed. I understood Barbara better and the parts where her secrets were revealed were touching and painful. While this isn’t my favorite GN ever, I can see why people love it. I’m glad to have read it.

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