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Jonesy Vol. 1 by [Sam Humphries, Caitlin Rose Boyle]

Jonesy Vol. 1 Kindle & comiXology

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From School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up—This volume collects the first four issues of the colorful comic. Jonesy is a self-described "cool dork," who makes zines that nobody reads, watches anime, and listens to riot grrrl bands. She has also recently discovered that she has the power to make others fall in love. The teen uses her abilities to varying effect, often leaving chaos in her wake. In the first issue, she receives a white flower instead of the much-sought-after pink flowers on Valentine's Day. Popular girl Susan makes fun of her, and after some advice from her abuelita, Jonesy decides to get even. Eventually, the two frenemies become true friends, especially as the title character tries to get the girl Susan is crushing on to love her back. The secondary characters, such as Jonesy's doughnut-making, joke-cracking father and her relentless, not-so-clueless principal, are memorable. The absurd stories are reminiscent of the high jinks—filled classic "Archie" comics, and the Technicolor art, filled with hearts and magenta-tinged hues, elevates the comical but sometimes cheesy narrative. While this has the makings of a fun series and the intersectionality of the protagonists will resonate with readers, the book sometimes straddles the line between mocking and paying homage to adolescent girls. Still, the heroine, with her voluminous hair and baggy clothes, is an unforgettable, highly expressive, and mostly charming protagonist. VERDICT Fans of Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and "Lumberjanes" will gravitate to the rambunctious, star-crossed Jonesy. A general purchase for most YA and upper middle grade graphic novel collections.—Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Sam Humphries is an American comic writer best known for his work on Marvel's Secret Wars, including Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-men: The Black Vortex, and Legendary Star-Lord, as well as BOOM! Studios classic, Fanboys vs. Zombies.

A newer talent on the comics scene, Caitlin Rose Boyle holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art.  She also co-wrote and co-directed "Buck n' Lou & the Night Crew," a 2014 Nickelodeon Animated Short, and has contributed to Monkeybrain Comics' "Amazing Forest" anthology. 
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01IC6CC90
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ BOOM! Studios (September 28, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 28, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 301856 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 111 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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