The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple
Review by Lauren
Source: copy for review; all opinions are my own
Official Summary: Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave.
That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm...and earth's destiny was changed forever.
In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis's quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.
Review: If you don't really read graphic novels, I would not suggest the Wrenchies. However, for those that are well-versed in comics and graphic novels, then this might be interesting to check out sometime. I found the overall story to be good, but it was also quite confusing throughout. It starts with Sherwood and Orson, two brothers, who go into a cave and somehow affect this future world where only children seem to survive and not even that long. Here, you have a group called the Wrenchies, based on a comic, who battle the shadowsmen in hopes of a nicer future. Then you have Hollis, who I think is living after Sherwood and Orson but before the dark future of the Wrenchies. He loves a comic series called Wrenchies, and is eventually pulled into the future.
I read this for the Graphic Novel Reading Challenge