Friday, June 13, 2008
Book Review: 100 Girls
Words by: Adam Gallardo
Pictures by: Todd Demong
Review by: Lauren
Written in the form of a comic book, 100 Girls was a very quick read. Sylvia was adopted and even skipped a couple grades. But those are not the main reasons Sylvia is different from her fellow classmates: she’s super strong and could beat up someone twice her size!
The story starts out with Sylvia having strange dreams of girls in tubes calling out to her. Later that day, she’s suspended for getting into a fight and she overhears her parents speculating about her strange behavior. Feeling like they no longer want her, Sylvia sneaks out and comes about a strange person…herself.
The book goes back and forth between various perspectives, including Sylvia and her new cohorts as well as a group of people that seem to know much more about Sylvia and her new found powers then Sylvia does.
100 Girls, as I said, was a very quick read. I’m not a big comic reader, so reading a book set up in this way was definitely interesting, allowing the story to be seen a lot more then heard. For awhile, I was pretty confused, as was Sylvia, so it wasn’t something I worried about too much. I just continued to read. As the book goes on, you slowly start to unravel this mystery and become more intrigued with Sylvia. As of now, I’d say it’s a satisfactory read and I’m highly interested in what happens next.
**Also reviewed for teensreadtoo.com