Sunday, May 7, 2017

Plutona by Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox, Jordie Bellaire

Plutona #1Plutona #1 by Jeff Lemire
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this graphic novel as part of the 2017 HUB Reading Challenge & graphic novel winner. I loved the art work by Emi Lenox but the story of teens finding a superhero dead in the woods and undecided on what to do about it - did not bring out the best in this group. Mei has a younger brother and is selfish (to her bestie), mean (to her brother), and drops everything for a loser guy. Loser guy, Ray, comes from a broken home with alcoholic dad but Ray is not nice to anyone, especially Teddy and Diane. Teddy is into superheroes (capespotting) and is involved in a club that tracks superhero sightings. As they walk home from school they discover Superhero Plutona (supposedly dead) in the forest. As they wrestle with how to handle the situation (they do not agree at all) the reader also sees Plutona the Superhero balance her day job as Mom working double shifts. What will these kids do to help Plutona and each other?

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