The Altered History of Willow Sparks
What happens when you can finally get everything you ever wanted?Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed. But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her life, it feels like her luck is finally turning. Becoming more and more popular with each entry into the book, her old life, including her friendship with Georgia, seems miles away. Yet as Willow will discover, every action has a reaction, and the future has unusual—even dangerous—ways of protecting itself.

The Altered History of Willow Sparks Details

TitleThe Altered History of Willow Sparks
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 6th, 2018
PublisherOni Press
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Comics, Fantasy, Graphic Novels Comics

The Altered History of Willow Sparks Review

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    January 1, 1970
    A highschool girl is closing up shop at the library she works for, when she takes a tumble and finds a hidden floor to the library - stocked with books that have only individuals' names on the spines. When Willow finds the book with her name on it, she realizes that she can write in the book, and whatever she writes will come true - at a price.I thought this was a pretty fun idea, and the art was nice enough, but I just didn't really find it particularly interesting. I didn't get attached to the A highschool girl is closing up shop at the library she works for, when she takes a tumble and finds a hidden floor to the library - stocked with books that have only individuals' names on the spines. When Willow finds the book with her name on it, she realizes that she can write in the book, and whatever she writes will come true - at a price.I thought this was a pretty fun idea, and the art was nice enough, but I just didn't really find it particularly interesting. I didn't get attached to the story or characters, and probably wouldn't continue the series; that said, if the synopsis intrigues you, I'd recommend giving it a try!Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for this honest review!
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  • Radwa
    January 1, 1970
    *I received an eArc of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review, so thanks to them!*This was a fun read, that I was slightly disappointed by how short it was. This had the potential to be fleshed out in more volumes, or at least let it be a bit longer. The world and magic explanations seemed rush, even the reconciliation at the end. Everything seemed to be so rushed.It revolves around a girl who discovers the *books* of the people living in her town and stumbles upon her book, i *I received an eArc of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review, so thanks to them!*This was a fun read, that I was slightly disappointed by how short it was. This had the potential to be fleshed out in more volumes, or at least let it be a bit longer. The world and magic explanations seemed rush, even the reconciliation at the end. Everything seemed to be so rushed.It revolves around a girl who discovers the *books* of the people living in her town and stumbles upon her book, in which she could write anything and it would come true, but at a price. She starts using it to become more popular at her school. The premise seems to be overused in a lot of YA writings, but I loved the library and the life books aspect of it, that I wished it was explained more.overall, I enjoyed it.
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  • Rubysbooks
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating: 3.5 starsHave you ever read a book that made you wish you had something similar back when you were a teenager? That's what this book made me think once I finished reading it. I wish I had this book back when I was an awkward teen.The idea of the book is pretty simple: you have a regular teenage girl, Willow, working at a library in her spare time, that isn't popular, and is bullied, alongside her best friend, Georgia, by a group of really popular kids. After an incident in the lib Actual rating: 3.5 starsHave you ever read a book that made you wish you had something similar back when you were a teenager? That's what this book made me think once I finished reading it. I wish I had this book back when I was an awkward teen.The idea of the book is pretty simple: you have a regular teenage girl, Willow, working at a library in her spare time, that isn't popular, and is bullied, alongside her best friend, Georgia, by a group of really popular kids. After an incident in the library, she discovers some books, one of which carries her name. Once she realizes what this book really is, she takes it, and tries to write herself a better story. Simple, right? Something I most certainly would have done had I been in Willow's shoes. Because what teen doesn't want to escape those years, when it's all awkward, and when acne, bad hair days, not being noticed by your crush, and not being picked for one of the teams in sports class seem like the worst thing that could ever happen.But as simple as it may seem, it's also really complex. Because in doing so, Willow has to face the consequences of her actions, one of which is losing her best friend. The other visible effect of Willow altering her life in such a way is the signs that she has on her, some marks that look like lines made with a pen. I kind of get the symbolism behind it, but I would have wanted a bit more time spent on that aspect. I loved the fact that Georgia, Willow's best friend, lectures her on the fact that she's using this book to have an easier life, when she should find a different way to deal with life. At the same time, Georgia is going through some changes in her life, and seeing Willow exchanging their friendship for the company of the popular kids in school hurts her enough to stop trying to reason with Willow.While the story itself is great, and some of the effects of Willow's tampering are mostly explored in this book, there were a few things that were left untouched, like the parents angle. I would have wanted Willow's parents to notice something. There's an interesting moment that shows the limitations of the book, but it wasn't completely explored. I am hoping that there's a volume 2 in the works, because the ending was a bit too abrupt. While I do remember how fights between friends resolved at that age (God knows I've had some of the most "epic" fights with my BFFs that ended in tears 5 minutes afterwards and promises to never fight again), I feel like Willow needs to face the school crowd without the help of the book, she needs to be exposed to the same popular kids after she returned her book. I'd love to see how she's going to do that.Aside from that, there's a wonderful moment of someone having a crush on somebody, and it turns out that somebody is a gay character, and it's a beautiful conversation between friends that warmed my heart, really.The artwork is pretty simple. It wasn't the best I've seen, but it's cute and it's in line with the story. The drawings are black-and-white, which is a nice change for me. The panels were easy to follow, and they weren't too crowded by dialogue. I liked the fact that the author shares, at the end of the book, a little bit of this book's history, with the changes in artwork that went on over the years. I've said this before, but I really enjoy seeing this behind-the-scenes type of segment in comic books. Overall, this was a pretty good book, but I would have wanted a bit more. I hope the story will be continued in the future, and I'll definitely read the next volume if and when it comes out.
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  • Rosemary
    January 1, 1970
    High schooler Willow Sparks is tired of being bullied by her school's "in crowd". Staying out of their way doesn't seem to do anything - they find a way to go after her and tease her about her clothes, her skin, her everything. When she stumbles on a hidden library while at her public library job one night, she finds books with people's names on them - including hers - that record every moment of their lives. She discovers that she can write her own story, and instantly, her skin clears up, her High schooler Willow Sparks is tired of being bullied by her school's "in crowd". Staying out of their way doesn't seem to do anything - they find a way to go after her and tease her about her clothes, her skin, her everything. When she stumbles on a hidden library while at her public library job one night, she finds books with people's names on them - including hers - that record every moment of their lives. She discovers that she can write her own story, and instantly, her skin clears up, her fashion gets an upgrade, and she's getting attention - good attention - from one of the guys in the in crowd. As life improves for Willow, she grows farther away from Georgia and Gary, her best friends who've stuck by her. What Willow doesn't realize is that for every give, there's a take, and the future, whether or not Willow's writing it, has a way of defending itself.There's a lot going on in this graphic novel: Willow and her transformation is the main plot, but there are subplots that get a short shrift: I'd love to have learned more about why these books exist and where they came from - it's alluded to that other libraries have these hidden libraries; I'd love to see a book about them. (I do love the idea of a librarian being the keeper of this secret, valuable information.) Willow's friend Georgia is moving, and George is starting the process of coming out; both of these stories are glanced over, and have the potential to be really interesting, especially when combined with the hidden histories. That said, the story is relatable, especially to teens: who wouldn't want to be the author of their own life? Write out those potentially embarrassing moments, the bad skin, the crush(es) that didn't work out. Start a booktalk with that idea, and watch the teens perk up.The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a quick, enjoyable read. It starts a good discussion about the downsides of wish fulfillment, and illustrates that everything comes with a price. The realistic artwork is largely rendered in gray and white and is reminiscent of Faith Erin Hicks' work. Booktalk with other creepy fantasy graphic novels like Hicks' Friends With Boys, Vera Brosgol's Anya's Ghost, and Doug TenNapel's Ghostopolis (the latter two skew younger in age). The book is a Spring 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection.
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  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this graphic novel about a girl who discovers a magic book that will change her life! Willow is a nerd being bullied by the popular girls at school, but she has friends and a great job working in a library. The book gives her the power to rewrite her life, but of course, magic comes with a price. Willow uses the book to become one of the popular girls, and her life at school seems to be better, but at a cost. If only, Willow can realize the truth before it's too late, she might I really enjoyed this graphic novel about a girl who discovers a magic book that will change her life! Willow is a nerd being bullied by the popular girls at school, but she has friends and a great job working in a library. The book gives her the power to rewrite her life, but of course, magic comes with a price. Willow uses the book to become one of the popular girls, and her life at school seems to be better, but at a cost. If only, Willow can realize the truth before it's too late, she might be able to salvage her friendships with the people who truly care about her.I loved the struggle that Willow goes through! She has some really good character development, and I loved the complex relationships she has with her friends. It was really interesting to see Willow's perspective change throughout the book as she learns and grows. I appreciated how the writing is concise but forceful, saying a lot in a few words, and delivering an emotional connection to each scene.The artwork is wonderful, and really pulls you into the story. I like the muted colorscheme with gray and blue. Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    When I finished reading this, I felt as though I had read it before, and perhaps I have, different versions, different ways of telling this same story, which is, what would you do if you could change your future? Would you change it? And how much would you change it?The characters are all Mean Girls™ types, and of course the heroines are the underdogs, the nerds and the dull. There is even a love interest among the unloved(view spoiler)[but he turns out to be gay (hide spoiler)].The artist write When I finished reading this, I felt as though I had read it before, and perhaps I have, different versions, different ways of telling this same story, which is, what would you do if you could change your future? Would you change it? And how much would you change it?The characters are all Mean Girls™ types, and of course the heroines are the underdogs, the nerds and the dull. There is even a love interest among the unloved(view spoiler)[but he turns out to be gay (hide spoiler)].The artist writes, at the end of the book, how long she has been working on this story, and rewriting and redrawing it over the years, and the illustrations are quite professional, but the ending, as others have mentioned, seems a bit quick, and the story wraps up far to quickly, with a lot of questions hanging. This is probably more like a four star for its intended audience of young teens, but for me, I wanted more.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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  • Crissy
    January 1, 1970
    The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a graphic novel that explores the concept of magically altering your own life. It was a very quick and interesting read. A high school girl encounters a magical book that can be used to change your life, but she must remember that everything has consequences. The art is great and I enjoyed the story a lot. Would be great for high school/middle school aged kids facing bullying. I received an advance copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an hon The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a graphic novel that explores the concept of magically altering your own life. It was a very quick and interesting read. A high school girl encounters a magical book that can be used to change your life, but she must remember that everything has consequences. The art is great and I enjoyed the story a lot. Would be great for high school/middle school aged kids facing bullying. I received an advance copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalleyfor letting me review this title!
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  • Manon
    January 1, 1970
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I thought this was ok but the art wasn’t really for me and I felt like an ending was missing.Other than that, the characters were kinda interesting and the story too...
  • Bean ❤
    January 1, 1970
    JUST BARELY 2.5 stars.*I received an e-ARC of this book via the publisher, however, all opinions expressed are my own.*The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a fun, fast graphic novel that proves the pen really is mightier than the sword. I often felt like I was reading a YA/middle school spin on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds.Willow Sparks is an outcast. She really only hangs out with her best friend Georgia, and Gary, Georgia's (emphasis on secret) crush. Every day, Willow is in turns tormented JUST BARELY 2.5 stars.*I received an e-ARC of this book via the publisher, however, all opinions expressed are my own.*The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a fun, fast graphic novel that proves the pen really is mightier than the sword. I often felt like I was reading a YA/middle school spin on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds.Willow Sparks is an outcast. She really only hangs out with her best friend Georgia, and Gary, Georgia's (emphasis on secret) crush. Every day, Willow is in turns tormented, then shunned, by the popular crowd. Her one solace is books— she works at the local library alongside the enigmatic Mr. Ages, who has a weird collection of books labelled with the names of the townspeople underneath the actual library. After an unfortunate sprawl down the library stairs, Willow discovers her book and takes it home to begin rewriting her destiny— for better or for worse.I enjoyed the idea (I always do, with books like this), the art style was refreshing, and I think it's something that a lot of teens will be able to relate to because we've all wished, at some point, that we could just pick up a pen and write our troubles away. However, the execution was lacking. So much emphasis was placed on Willow's book— but we never see the things she writes in it. We're shown later (no zits, new clothes, the attention of an otherwise unattainable boy)— but this book is hyped up as a powerful game-changer that's supposedly dangerous. To not witness both cause and effect feels a little like a ripoff. To add to that, this "dangerous" book with its own defence mechanism is about as formidable as a mushy piece of cardboard.The characters themselves were plain and one-note, and no lasting consequences befell Willow despite the liberties she took in rewriting everything from her appearance to someone's feelings for her. The ending was sweet, but felt rushed/incomplete.The overall lack of detail and depth hinders the entire book, but especially the unsatisfactory ending, because it genuinely felt like some crucial pages had been ripped out or something.
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  • Siina
    January 1, 1970
    The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a story about growing up and accepting yourself instead of trying to be someone else. It's a story about how you can own it - your life. Willow and Georgia are bullied in school and at the bottom of the popularity ladder. Willow, the book nerd, finds a book of her own life and when she writes in it, the wishes will come true. Of course she makes herself popular, but the book needs to protect itself too and thus Willow will be infected with its curse. The p The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a story about growing up and accepting yourself instead of trying to be someone else. It's a story about how you can own it - your life. Willow and Georgia are bullied in school and at the bottom of the popularity ladder. Willow, the book nerd, finds a book of her own life and when she writes in it, the wishes will come true. Of course she makes herself popular, but the book needs to protect itself too and thus Willow will be infected with its curse. The plot is quite cliched in a sense and offers nothing new except the creeping ink, which was awesome. The problem is that there's not enough pages to make this different and O'Connor cannot get enough out of the setting. The ink veins are the best part, but are now left on the sidelines, which is sad. The other characters aside from our duo don't really have enough space in the story and the content base is slightly dull because of it.The art is great, though. It works well with the story and the sketches and whatnot at the end are a great way to show how O'Connor has gotten better and how the current style was created. O'Connor's art reminded me of Faith Erin Hicks. The line art makes this easy to approach and softens the story, which is nice. I kind of wished there was more creepiness with the ink, though. With this, the style eats the suspense as it makes the story cute, but nothing else. More depth could've worked better, like with Anya's Ghost. Cute and creepy work well together. I'm not saying The Altered History of Willow Sparks isn't good. It's an OK comic with nice art. It just could've been more with enough pages and a slightly heavier approach.
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  • Rachel McKitterick
    January 1, 1970
    *thank you to Netgalley and Oni Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars. Such a great graphic novel! I really enjoyed this. The story is excellent. The artwork is excellent and I love that cover and how it shows the two different versions of Willow "Willy".The story is about a girl, Willy, who isnt excatly loving her life. Shes got issues that alot of teens have, acne, feeling they are unpopular, low self-esteem etc. Then one day she discovers a magical book. Ohh I *thank you to Netgalley and Oni Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars. Such a great graphic novel! I really enjoyed this. The story is excellent. The artwork is excellent and I love that cover and how it shows the two different versions of Willow "Willy".The story is about a girl, Willy, who isnt excatly loving her life. Shes got issues that alot of teens have, acne, feeling they are unpopular, low self-esteem etc. Then one day she discovers a magical book. Ohh I nearly forgot, she works in a library! (Best job ever.) So she accidently falls into a secret area of the library thats actually closed off to everybody except one person who is the caretaker of it and also Willy's boss/friend. So this book. You get to write in it what you want changed in your life and the next day, Walls, wish granted. Completely awsome! But.....yeah. like everything, nothing is THAT wonderful and it turns out this book has some side effects. There was one thing that I wasn't so ok with, but could dismiss it as the rest of it was so good. It was a bit violent. Not much but one particular scene where Willy punches a girl in the face. It seems to be a bit acceptable. Maybe it was just how I read it and saw it. Most people will prob be fine with it and just brush it off. I just felt it needed a mention.So anyway, such a fun read. I really enjoyed it. The authors notes in the back were also interesting to read. I don't usually read them, but with this graphic novel I did. It's worth giving a go and really relatable if your a teen. Although I'm 32, so its enjoyable at almost any age.
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  • KayCee K
    January 1, 1970
    This book explores the one way how magically altering your life could play out. I have mixed feelings about this book because I wanted to love this book. The idea is right up my alley. But sadly I didn't love it, I liked it. It wasn't that it was bad it was just that I wanted more out of it. I felt that the plot was kinda slow and the high school drama was a little too much for me. This is marked as a YA book but felt like a middle-grade book and there's a chance I would have liked it more if it This book explores the one way how magically altering your life could play out. I have mixed feelings about this book because I wanted to love this book. The idea is right up my alley. But sadly I didn't love it, I liked it. It wasn't that it was bad it was just that I wanted more out of it. I felt that the plot was kinda slow and the high school drama was a little too much for me. This is marked as a YA book but felt like a middle-grade book and there's a chance I would have liked it more if it was marked as middle-grade, I would have gone in with a different mind. However, I did enjoy the library, any book that based in or with a library is one I tend to like. Scenes with books just make me happy. The magic was sprinkled on top, wish I knew more about it but still like that part. Both the library and the magic is the best parts of this story. This story is told from different characters. The art is simple but it works with this story. Overall, this story is good, light and simpler than what I thought it was going to be. I read it all in one setting, and enjoy parts of it. I received a NetGalley ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. So, this is a 100% honest review by me.
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  • Paul Decker
    January 1, 1970
    *I received this book as an eARC from Oni Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*What if you could change parts of your life by simply writing in a book. Willow Sparks comes across a mysterious book that can do just that. Of course, her life is changed forever. Great responsibilities come with such powers. It's not easy to climb to the top of the social ladder at your high school without leaving some people behind. This book has high school drama, bullying, and all those classic te *I received this book as an eARC from Oni Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*What if you could change parts of your life by simply writing in a book. Willow Sparks comes across a mysterious book that can do just that. Of course, her life is changed forever. Great responsibilities come with such powers. It's not easy to climb to the top of the social ladder at your high school without leaving some people behind. This book has high school drama, bullying, and all those classic teen tropes. I would absolutely classify this as a Young Adult graphic novel. There are some great paranormal concepts added to the regular high school dynamic. I enjoyed that Willow works at a library and the library (as well as books) are heavily featured. I give this graphic novel a 4/5. It has all the classic high school teen drama aspects with an added supernatural twist. Plus the artwork is beautiful.
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  • Were Wolf
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to the publisher for the advanced reader copy.Willy hates high school, her acne won’t go a way, her hair’s too short, she can’t afford cool clothes, and she is being ruthlessly bullied by the prettiest girl in school.Then, she’s asked to close down the library-which you know is totally normal, a teen volunteer alone in a library, closing it herself- she discovers the book of her life in a secret basement room. When she writes something in it- like that she walks up with clear skin, or Thank you to the publisher for the advanced reader copy.Willy hates high school, her acne won’t go a way, her hair’s too short, she can’t afford cool clothes, and she is being ruthlessly bullied by the prettiest girl in school.Then, she’s asked to close down the library-which you know is totally normal, a teen volunteer alone in a library, closing it herself- she discovers the book of her life in a secret basement room. When she writes something in it- like that she walks up with clear skin, or a designer sweater- it’ll come true.And while it’s exciting to be noticed for good things at school, nothing that powerful comes without a price...I thought it was a fun premise, told well. It felt like real high school with fantastic elements. I totally enjoyed it and would recommend it!
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  • Elia
    January 1, 1970
    A teen girl finds a creepy library which contains books with nothing but people's names written on them. When she picks up her own book, she realizes that her entire life is written inside - and if she writes anything in it, it will come true... but with some unintended consequences.It sounds like a good premise, BUT the "consequences" turn out to be so minor and silly that it kind of makes you wonder if they would really be enough to make someone stop writing in the book or freak out as much as A teen girl finds a creepy library which contains books with nothing but people's names written on them. When she picks up her own book, she realizes that her entire life is written inside - and if she writes anything in it, it will come true... but with some unintended consequences.It sounds like a good premise, BUT the "consequences" turn out to be so minor and silly that it kind of makes you wonder if they would really be enough to make someone stop writing in the book or freak out as much as the characters in this graphic novel seem to. At least it's a quick read with some good artwork - but it's not much beneath the surface.
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  • Sheila Arroyo
    January 1, 1970
    ***Thanks to the author and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***When I first saw this book on Netgalley I did not know what it was about, I just picked it because of the drawings. It shows how bullying happens to some teens in high school, it had very little magic, it had friendship and it also had an impossible crush.The part I liked the most is that the author actually explained everything about how she went about to write the book and she al ***Thanks to the author and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***When I first saw this book on Netgalley I did not know what it was about, I just picked it because of the drawings. It shows how bullying happens to some teens in high school, it had very little magic, it had friendship and it also had an impossible crush.The part I liked the most is that the author actually explained everything about how she went about to write the book and she also showed the changes she made, the music she listened, even how many cups of coffee,tea and expresso she had, that was pretty cool.
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  • Emily (Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories)
    January 1, 1970
    I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. One thing that I greatly admire about graphic novels is the artwork. The artwork of Altered History if Willow Sparks is gorgeous. Through the artwork and dialogue, I was transported into another world. I was expecting a little bit more original characters rather than stereotypical high school tropes. But there was a story to get lost in. I wish there was more.
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  • Abby
    January 1, 1970
    The art in this book is so beautiful! It's solely in blue and white, which is weirdly 100% better than black and white. It's genuinely gorgeous! The story, on the other hand... was lacking. The story seemed to skip major parts in the plot - like, Willow had one conversation with a popular kid, and Georgia jumped straight to 'omg you're betraying me by being their friend' - and this isn't the only example - it was all the teen movie cliches, without any actual development of the storyline; just b The art in this book is so beautiful! It's solely in blue and white, which is weirdly 100% better than black and white. It's genuinely gorgeous! The story, on the other hand... was lacking. The story seemed to skip major parts in the plot - like, Willow had one conversation with a popular kid, and Georgia jumped straight to 'omg you're betraying me by being their friend' - and this isn't the only example - it was all the teen movie cliches, without any actual development of the storyline; just basic forgleaping between plot points.
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  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    The story was easy enough to get sucked into, but characters ended up falling flat in the end. I really liked the art, though. Very clean and appealing. What really got me is the position of a librarian being a punishment for the character.... um, 😕
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  • Arousa
    January 1, 1970
    Firstly, thank you NetGalley and publishers!This graphic novel was pretty fun and the art was beautiful but I couldn’t connect to the characters and the story ended really abruptly. I’d recommend it for younger readers.
  • Mehsi
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review."What if you had the power to rewrite your life?"A pretty great read about a girl who discovers a book which allows her to alter her days, about bullying, about friendship, and more! Review to come in February 2018.
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  • Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I recieved a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was basically the comic version of mean girls. I don't really have much else to say. It would be good for younger teens!
  • Flannery
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty cute. The art is nice. The story is a little boring. The tropes are old as the hills, and nothing much is added. But still, this book was pretty good and would be appealing to younger readers.
  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked the concept and the characters, but it ended kind of abruptly. I did like seeing that brat get punched in the face, though.
  • Michelle Glatt
    January 1, 1970
    Cool concept. Some elements felt a bit abrupt but generally an engaging school/friendship story.
  • Nicole Hewitt
    January 1, 1970
    RTC
  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    This one unfortunately just didn't do it for me. A large part was the art, which was down completely in pencil. It may have been the review copy, but I had a hard time deciphering the frames sometimes. The details were too indistinct, and not dark enough. The plot was okay, but wasn't anything terribly compelling. I'm also a bit confused to the ending, which never full spelled out the consequences of messing with your book. So the "so-what" was missing for me.Review copy courtesy of the publishe This one unfortunately just didn't do it for me. A large part was the art, which was down completely in pencil. It may have been the review copy, but I had a hard time deciphering the frames sometimes. The details were too indistinct, and not dark enough. The plot was okay, but wasn't anything terribly compelling. I'm also a bit confused to the ending, which never full spelled out the consequences of messing with your book. So the "so-what" was missing for me.Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.
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