Giant Days
Based on the hit graphic-novel series from BOOM! Studios, the publisher behind Lumberjanes, Giant Days follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit; and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. While the girls seem very different, they become fast friends during their first week of university. And it's a good thing they do, because in the giant adventure that is college, a friend who has your back is key--something Daisy discovers when she gets a little too involved in her extracurricular club, the Yogic Brethren of Zoise. When she starts acting strange and life around campus gets even stranger (missing students, secret handshakes, monogrammed robes everywhere . . .), Esther and Susan decide it's up to them to investigate the weirdness and save their friend.

Giant Days Details

TitleGiant Days
Author
ReleaseAug 21st, 2018
PublisherAmulet Books
ISBN-139781419731266
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Fiction

Giant Days Review

  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    January 1, 1970
    'Giant Days' was a bunch of marvellous fun, about the three best-est friends you could possibly read about. Non Pratt manages to take the exact essence of each character from the graphic novels and perfectly translate them into pure prose form. Each girl is equally focused on, so regardless of whether Susan, Daisy or Esther is your favourite, you'll definitely enjoy this book! This also perfectly balanced appealing to fans of the graphic novels, while also introducing the characters to new reade 'Giant Days' was a bunch of marvellous fun, about the three best-est friends you could possibly read about. Non Pratt manages to take the exact essence of each character from the graphic novels and perfectly translate them into pure prose form. Each girl is equally focused on, so regardless of whether Susan, Daisy or Esther is your favourite, you'll definitely enjoy this book! This also perfectly balanced appealing to fans of the graphic novels, while also introducing the characters to new readers, who have so many more university adventures to discover after this toe-dip in the world of Giant Days. The setting and shenanigans are so hilarious and relatable, you'll want to read it cover to cover.
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  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Non Pratt perfectly captures the tone, humour and characters of Giant Days, and I would definitely read more books in this world written by her! It was exactly what I expected and hoped for, and now I just want to re-read all the comics again...
  • Marie Andrews
    January 1, 1970
    I haven't read any of the graphic novels that this is based on, so went straight into reading this with no context or idea at all of what to expect - other than I'm a huge fan of Non Pratt. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't understand some references or grasp the general characters, but I was wrong!It follows the story of Daisy, Susan and Esther, as they embark in their university experience and some weird and quirky things arise. Not only do I think this book echoes some of my experiences of I haven't read any of the graphic novels that this is based on, so went straight into reading this with no context or idea at all of what to expect - other than I'm a huge fan of Non Pratt. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't understand some references or grasp the general characters, but I was wrong!It follows the story of Daisy, Susan and Esther, as they embark in their university experience and some weird and quirky things arise. Not only do I think this book echoes some of my experiences of my first year at university (certainly not the main plot/mystery!!) but smaller details that I thought were brilliantly thought out. I think this book would be great if you're a fan of the graphic novels, but also if you have yet to read them like me, as it is full of mystery and adventure, easy to read and is a humorous book that could be enjoyed regardless of age!
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  • Catie
    January 1, 1970
    This book was mildly amusing, but it pales in comparison to the wildly entertaining comic book series. I am left wondering: who is the target audience here? Fans of the comics don’t need to read this – it covers a lot of the same ground as the first volumes, and the new material really isn’t groundbreaking. The author even appears to painstakingly describe elements of the comic books in sections, much like a nature documentarian would for a herd of lions. Here we see Esther, wearing knee high bl This book was mildly amusing, but it pales in comparison to the wildly entertaining comic book series. I am left wondering: who is the target audience here? Fans of the comics don’t need to read this – it covers a lot of the same ground as the first volumes, and the new material really isn’t groundbreaking. The author even appears to painstakingly describe elements of the comic books in sections, much like a nature documentarian would for a herd of lions. Here we see Esther, wearing knee high black leather boots, a skull t-shirt, and a mischievous expression… (not an actual quote). The repetition of details that I already knew left me feeling bored and disengaged.Likewise, I can’t see any reason for non-fans to pick this up. If you haven’t read the comic book series, WHY NOT? They’re incredible and guaranteed to cure sadness. Esther, Daisy, Susan, Ed, and McGraw have gotten me through some very stressful times. If you’ve read them and didn’t care for them, WHY NOT? You need to examine your personal taste because it’s obviously flawed. However, EVEN YOU can still skip this novel version.So who should read this? Maybe there’s a case to be made for this as a great alternative version for blind or visually-impaired folks who want to enjoy Giant Days. Libraries may want to purchase a copy of this for that reason, but overall this book is highly skippable.
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  • Lauren James
    January 1, 1970
    I am a HUGE fan of the graphic novels, so I nearly died of excitement when I found out that one of my favourite authors was writing a prequel to the series. It lived up to all my expectations: funny, sweet, action-packed and quirky.
  • Izzy
    January 1, 1970
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  • Jenna
    January 1, 1970
    Pre-Read: Aaaaa, must read!! I hadn’t even thought about an adaptation. But now I could definitely see either Giant Days or Bad Machinery as cartoons. If they’re making Hilda, I’m sure they could do them all!
  • Robin Stevens
    January 1, 1970
    I love the Giant Days comics, and I love Non Pratt's YA novels - this combination of the two is just as funny and perfect as you might expect! (14+)*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you to remove that use immediately. Thank you!*
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  • Connie
    January 1, 1970
    4/5 starsI love Giant Days. It's my favourite comic series, and, after seeing this on Netgalley, I knew I had to read it ASAP. I was fortunate enough to get access to this, and I'll definitely be buying a physical copy after how much I loved this book. As far as I can tell, this takes place just after the events of the original minicomics but before the events of the second volume (my favourite, nudge nudge wink wink), although the timeline does feel very whack, honestly. Everyone goes through d 4/5 starsI love Giant Days. It's my favourite comic series, and, after seeing this on Netgalley, I knew I had to read it ASAP. I was fortunate enough to get access to this, and I'll definitely be buying a physical copy after how much I loved this book. As far as I can tell, this takes place just after the events of the original minicomics but before the events of the second volume (my favourite, nudge nudge wink wink), although the timeline does feel very whack, honestly. Everyone goes through different problems: Esther is dying to make a good impression on a popular goth girl on her course (English with modules in Creative Writing, represeeeennnt); Daisy is feeling dejected and lonely and sets out to make friends by joining every single society she can, including a mysterious cult-like Yoga group; and Susan is dealing with course stuff and McGraw stuff, the latter being my favourite 'stuff' in this entire series. I guess I'll review each character's story individually. I'm not able to post quotes because I received an early review copy, but lemme tell you, Esther? Absolutely hilarious. She has some great moments talking about her course and boys, and it was actually painful how much I saw myself in her character. Her just having no idea what people were going on about in seminars was hilarious, making things up as she goes along like I always seem to be doing. However, seeing her changing parts of herself to appeal to friends... also hit close to home, which was difficult to read. Out of all of them, I think what she went through was treated with the most care, which I will comment on in Daisy's part.Oh, Daisy. She goes through all the classic first year woes that I also experienced last year. Homesickness? Check. Being scared you're the only person with no friends while the people you thought were friends never seem to have time for you? Check. Feeling like bursting into tears when you talk with family over the phone? CHECK. Joining a cult? Chhhhhhh........ not so much. I think the personal issues Daisy experience are handled perfectly, but I feel like the seriousness of what was happening at the yoga group were glossed over at the end, and made out to be... not as serious as they most definitely were. You could get arrested for all of those things, and even though it would stray from the general happiness of the series, it still has moments where things are taken seriously, and I feel like Daisy's story lacked that.But anyway who cares about them two when I have Susan and McGraw to gush about? This book sees them go from enemies (mostly on Susan's part, but I feel like it's justified, even though I swoon constantly at McGraw) to reluctant (again, Susan) friends, and I loved it. Susan's deadpan humour and dry wit is perfectly captured, and McGraw being pretty much oblivious but very much the greatest man to ever live is evident constantly. I would re-read this just for them two. I'm tempted to re-read the series now, just for them two. They will always be my favourite part of Giant Days and I feel no regrets saying that.As much as I love this, I've had to lower it a star for the whole Daisy thing, but also because this probably wouldn't have been as good if I didn't already love the comics. It throws you straight into things and is quite... info-dumpy at the start, unfortunately, but I am willing to overlook that because of the brilliant characterisation of the main girls and their friends (poor, poor Ed Gemmel). I also found that Susan was kind of pushed to the back and made to sort out all the drama without having much going on herself, other than little moments with McGraw.
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  • Dani
    January 1, 1970
    Giant Days is one of my very favorite comics, the one I read the same day I buy it, without fail. I adore this series. I admittedly read this novel with trepidation, because I feared that the characters I love would be amiss, but my worries were misplaced. This novel is fun and funny, and reminiscent of those confusing first days of adulthood. Susan, Daisy, and Esther (and Ed and McGraw!) were portrayed true to character, and this felt very comfortable to read.My only complaint? No Dean Thompson Giant Days is one of my very favorite comics, the one I read the same day I buy it, without fail. I adore this series. I admittedly read this novel with trepidation, because I feared that the characters I love would be amiss, but my worries were misplaced. This novel is fun and funny, and reminiscent of those confusing first days of adulthood. Susan, Daisy, and Esther (and Ed and McGraw!) were portrayed true to character, and this felt very comfortable to read.My only complaint? No Dean Thompson! That chump is just the freaking worst, and hating him is the best part of Giant Days!
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  • Becki
    January 1, 1970
    I adore the Giant Days graphic Novels and this was a nice addition to the already beloved series. I really enjoyed how it took place before the first Giant Days volume we got to see the characters I believe more fleshed out. They were very sympathetic and relatable. Lovers of the graphic novel will still enjoy this and even those who haven’t had the pleasure will still find Esther, Daisy and Susan great protagonists to read about.
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  • Alicia
    January 1, 1970
    A narrative version of the awesome graphic novels and Pratt cinematically captures what's drawn in graphics and translates it to text perfectly. I think you do need the context of the graphic novels though I think a non-graphic reader could certainly be entertained by its humor and hijinks then get into graphic novels if they weren't before. I'm a fan of this cross-pollination of narrative complimenting a graphic novel series and this one was boatloads of university fun.
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  • Debbie at Snuggling on the Sofa
    January 1, 1970
    Whilst I haven't read all the comics that this novel is based from, this book stands alone. Its such a relief to have a book about university. I feel like there is such a gap in the market. As with all of Non's previous works, the characters are amazing and I immediately connected with them. I loved the first half, but felt the second half was too rushed, and felt like its purpose was more to tie up loose ends.
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  • Charlotte
    January 1, 1970
    very entertaining story about three girls who become unlikely friends at university in England
  • Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    One day about two months ago, I was browsing the YA section of Netgalley, as I do, taking in all the new and interesting titles for request, when something caught my eye: Giant Days, by Non Pratt. My heart started to flutter, my eyes widened (probably to the size of saucers) and my fingers could not click the request button fast enough. Could this be?? My FAVORITE graphic novel series being adapted into a full length novel? Oh yes, it most absolutely could.Let me just start out by saying you don One day about two months ago, I was browsing the YA section of Netgalley, as I do, taking in all the new and interesting titles for request, when something caught my eye: Giant Days, by Non Pratt. My heart started to flutter, my eyes widened (probably to the size of saucers) and my fingers could not click the request button fast enough. Could this be?? My FAVORITE graphic novel series being adapted into a full length novel? Oh yes, it most absolutely could.Let me just start out by saying you don’t have to have read the graphic novels to understand this book and enjoy it. The characters are introduced in a way that it’s easy to fall in with them without there being too much info dumping. The college setting is for lack of a better word, set up perfectly, and the plot is just wacky enough to still be believable, which is one of the things the Giant Days graphic novels excel at so well.I was pretty sure going into this I was going to love it, and I can now one hundred percent say that I did. I loved this book so hard.As a lover of the graphic novel series, this felt like getting one giant omnibus of the story at one time instead of waiting month to month for a new issue, which is what I have been reduced to after binge reading all the bound up volumes last year. It’s a good thing I live down the street from a comic book store. The plot itself is completely new in regards to the already existing story, feeling more like a side story arc that could have taken place in the early pages of the graphic novel, but off screen/page. There are mentions to things that did occur in the graphic novel (such as a particular time my favorite, Susan, plays a somewhat humiliating prank on my other favorite, McGraw) but not in a way that makes it hard to understand anything that’s going on. The references just act more as Easter eggs, planted for the fans of the graphic novel.Susan, Esther, Daisy, McGraw, Ed, and all the supporting characters are written beautifully and fully embody and feel true to their original iterations. This book one hundred percent felt like reading an issue of the comic, just without the graphics to go along with the story, which I feel is the key to any successful adaptation.This book left me laughing and crying and smiling and yearning for more, so I very much hope that as the graphic novel series continues, this YA adaptation also continues. I will absolutely be here to keep reading both.*Thank you to Amulet Books and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    *Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for the Digital Review Copy!*The biggest problem with the comic novelizations is that when you fall in love with characters in the comic book medium, it's hard to really adjust to them outside of that medium. Especially when the writers that taking on the characters are not the same as the comic book writers. I've been reading Giant Days for some time, and I love, love, LOVE the comics. Esther, Susan, and Daisy are absolutely my BFFs and I love going wi *Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for the Digital Review Copy!*The biggest problem with the comic novelizations is that when you fall in love with characters in the comic book medium, it's hard to really adjust to them outside of that medium. Especially when the writers that taking on the characters are not the same as the comic book writers. I've been reading Giant Days for some time, and I love, love, LOVE the comics. Esther, Susan, and Daisy are absolutely my BFFs and I love going with them on their adventures. So of course I was beyond excited for the book! Another opportunity to introduce the world at large to my faves? YES PLEASE. Overall, Non Pratt handled the world and the characters fairly well. Much like in the comics, there were some laugh out loud moments, and excellent descriptions that lent themselves very well to comic narratives. The prose was very readable, and the mystery of the strange yoga cult was definitely intriguing (DAISY JUST DON'T DO IT). There were some definite weaknesses to the novel. While Susan and Daisy came off the page fairly well, Esther (who is my absolute favorite)--didn't quite work for me. And as a result, much of her story didn't work. (Honestly, if I think rather critically about Susan's depiction, I start feeling like that wasn't perfect either, but I'm trying not to think about it because it bothers me in different ways that I'm not sure I'm okay with dealing with).I'd give the book 3.5 Stars. If you're a casual fan of Giant Days and wanna see these characters in other mediums, it's worth a read. If you like YA novels that at their core are about friendship, this book is certainly worth a read. The book definitely made me want to look more into Non Pratt's original writing, so it was definitely worthwhile. Just beware: just like any other adaptation in a new media--it's far from perfect. As long as you keep that in mind, there's a chance you'll enjoy this.
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  • Lea
    January 1, 1970
    When I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway program, I expected to enjoy this mildly, and i did. This book definitely has a strong friendship complex paired with decent writing, but it's just fine. Enjoyable, but not overtly so. However, the frequent "feministic" comments made throughout the book may cause others to enjoy it more than I.The biggest gripes I had were definitely that the characters were forgettable. I read this book in a three day period and still the names and backst When I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway program, I expected to enjoy this mildly, and i did. This book definitely has a strong friendship complex paired with decent writing, but it's just fine. Enjoyable, but not overtly so. However, the frequent "feministic" comments made throughout the book may cause others to enjoy it more than I.The biggest gripes I had were definitely that the characters were forgettable. I read this book in a three day period and still the names and backstory eluded me. The three main characters are different, on the surface. I found it very disconcerting just how boring everyone was. Susan was a private investigator who was mainly anti-social. Esther was practically in love with a self-obsessed b*tch for a good portion of the novel. Daisy was a blonde, ignorant bimbo. The rest were there just to drive the plot along when convenient. Overall, I felt the entire book wasn't very well-rounded and solely based upon these three friends with random background characters to pop up at random. Though I will say I enjoyed the bit with the Yoga group, or really, cult. The plot flowed nicely despite characters and didn't feel quite choppy to me. It was realistic and expected, a good combo for this type of story. Hence the reason why it got three stars from me.I have not read any of the graphic novels in this series and wasn't even aware they existed until I entered for the giveaway. If you're interested in a lightly feminist novel about a small group of friends set in college I'd recommend. But, if you're on the fence, just don't, you'll be all the better for it.
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  • Kelly Lynn Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    This YA novel by Non Pratt is a part of the fantastic comic series GIANT DAYS and takes place within the events of volumes 1-3 of the comic. However, you do NOT need to have read the comic to enjoy this book. I would recommend reading the comic, because it's amazing, but the novel is a great place to start as well!Like the comics, the novel follows Susan, Esther and Daisy, along with their friend Ed and Susan's frenemy McGraw during their first semester of university. Their friendships are teste This YA novel by Non Pratt is a part of the fantastic comic series GIANT DAYS and takes place within the events of volumes 1-3 of the comic. However, you do NOT need to have read the comic to enjoy this book. I would recommend reading the comic, because it's amazing, but the novel is a great place to start as well!Like the comics, the novel follows Susan, Esther and Daisy, along with their friend Ed and Susan's frenemy McGraw during their first semester of university. Their friendships are tested by a number of factors--the past, forces of evil, and a yogic cult? Yes, that's right--Daisy gets sucked into a yogic cult, and it's up to Susan and Esther to save her!The plot sounds a little ridiculous, but like the comics, the book is a fun romp filled with heart and emotion. And really, college is pretty crazy and is the most dramatic thing ever while you're in the thick of it, so I'd say this is pretty accurate to how college feels. Even if you've never been to college, though, the universal themes of friendship and finding your place in the world will resonate with you.
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  • Chardon (dis.cat)
    January 1, 1970
    I read the first Giant Days graphic novel around a year ago, and loved how absolutely charming it was. The story was funny and light, the artwork was beautiful, and the characters were just delightful. So, imagine my excitement when I heard that a novelization of the comics was coming out! I was excited to see how much more fleshed out the characters, and the story, and the setting could be when given an entire novel to play around with, instead of just one comic issue, and I was not disappointe I read the first Giant Days graphic novel around a year ago, and loved how absolutely charming it was. The story was funny and light, the artwork was beautiful, and the characters were just delightful. So, imagine my excitement when I heard that a novelization of the comics was coming out! I was excited to see how much more fleshed out the characters, and the story, and the setting could be when given an entire novel to play around with, instead of just one comic issue, and I was not disappointed.The story focuses on three best friends, and their first year at university. Esther is the goth queen of darkness (but with a heart of gold), Daisy is the sheltered, sweet, and shy one, and Susan is the sarcastic, prickly-pear of the group (but she'll cut you if you mess with her friends). We follow each of the girls as they struggle to find their place at school, all the while dealing with everything that do, and maybe a few things that don't, come with living on campus, and being a freshman in college.The real star of this show is the characters. Each girl is very unique in her own way, and her voice is very distinctive from the other. Considering how each of the girls can be classified into typical archetypes (the goth, the hippie, and the feminist), they never felt like an archetype, or a trope. Each girls personality really popped off the page, and made them stand out. And even though they are all so very different, you find yourself relating to each one so much. The things that each girl went through and struggled with, even though they were doing so in their own little niche group, are something that any young adult, going out into the world on their own for the first time, can relate to. College is hard. Making brand new friends, in a brand new environment, is hard. Finding a place where you feel like you belong, when you're not even entirely sure who you are, is hard. And these girls really get to the heart of that.Another thing that really made the girls stand out, was their flaws. All of these girls had me shaking my head, cringing, and feeling disappointed in them, at some point in the novel. Like I said earlier, college is all about finding out who you are, and where you belong. It's inevitable: you're going to mess up. You're going to hurt your friends. The important thing to remember is to fix your mistakes. The girls all mess up and hurt each other, but they manage to correct themselves, and make it right with each other. And even when they are messing up, it's still easy to understand how they got there. Even when they're not being their best selves, it's still easy to relate to them. Which is always a good sign of a great character.As for the plot? It's just really fun. Sure, some of it might be lost on people who've never experienced the very surreal experience that is College Life, but I think that's to be expected. And even still, it's a fun ride to watch, and might even prepare future university students to what is awaiting them in the land of Higher Education.Also: McGraw. Just, everything about McGraw. Just, yes. People, if you manage to get a McGraw in your life: sink your claws in and never let go. This has been a PSA.While it's not necessary to read the comics before reading this novel, I think I would recommend it. If only because you get such a good feel of what the characters look like, and what their cute, little, physical quirks are, which really just make them feel that much more real. Also, the comics are just great.I really loved this book. It's not often that I come across a YA book that focuses on college-aged protagonists, and even rarer that it's done so accurately. This book will have you feeling so many different things, each one hitting the heart-strings in just the right way. It's just a really fun, funny, wholesome story about friendship, and self-discovery, and who doesn't love that?
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  • Kelsey Senteio
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 starsI really enjoyed this book. It was a really fun time and a great introduction to these characters if you have never read the comics, which was my experience. I loved the relationship between the girls and I really enjoyed reading about their different paths and experiences. They each had their own distinct personality and I was very interested in what they would do next. I do wish they had a few more meaningful interactions with their classmates and I feel like the ending wrapped up t 3.5/5 starsI really enjoyed this book. It was a really fun time and a great introduction to these characters if you have never read the comics, which was my experience. I loved the relationship between the girls and I really enjoyed reading about their different paths and experiences. They each had their own distinct personality and I was very interested in what they would do next. I do wish they had a few more meaningful interactions with their classmates and I feel like the ending wrapped up to quickly and too neatly. That, however did not take away from the fact that I thought it was a really fun read!
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  • Georgia
    January 1, 1970
    Being a fan of Non Pratt's other books, I knew for sure I'd have to check Giant Days out despite not having read the graphic novels. The result? A fun, totally Non style, easy read! I loved reading about what the characters were getting up to, especially lovely, innocent Daisy! This book did feel a bit mish mash at times and I'm unsure whether that's down to having an advanced eCopy. I also couldn't read much of it in one go as I just couldn't get too into it. While Giant Days won't become my fa Being a fan of Non Pratt's other books, I knew for sure I'd have to check Giant Days out despite not having read the graphic novels. The result? A fun, totally Non style, easy read! I loved reading about what the characters were getting up to, especially lovely, innocent Daisy! This book did feel a bit mish mash at times and I'm unsure whether that's down to having an advanced eCopy. I also couldn't read much of it in one go as I just couldn't get too into it. While Giant Days won't become my favourite of Nons books, it's definitely worth a read.Thank you to Amulet Books (Abrams Kids) via NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Lenissa Davis
    January 1, 1970
    In the beginning I liked this book, it felt so good being back into this world, but the format really started to bother me. The way it would jump from each of the girls it was a little jarring. I don't know if it was because of it being an eArc or what but I hope it's not like that in the finish copy. I do think you would have to read the graphic novel to understand a few things that was going on in this book. Since I liked the graphic novels a lot I thought I was going to like this too, but jus In the beginning I liked this book, it felt so good being back into this world, but the format really started to bother me. The way it would jump from each of the girls it was a little jarring. I don't know if it was because of it being an eArc or what but I hope it's not like that in the finish copy. I do think you would have to read the graphic novel to understand a few things that was going on in this book. Since I liked the graphic novels a lot I thought I was going to like this too, but just found it okay.
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  • Jaymie
    January 1, 1970
    [I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.]A quirky story based on a series of graphic novels about three very different girls in their first year of college. It’s an interesting look at the search for identity and belonging. It took a little bit to get to the crux of the story, and each of the girls was sidetracked from their friendship which led to the big ending. I got a kick out of these characters, and I loved how they cam [I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.]A quirky story based on a series of graphic novels about three very different girls in their first year of college. It’s an interesting look at the search for identity and belonging. It took a little bit to get to the crux of the story, and each of the girls was sidetracked from their friendship which led to the big ending. I got a kick out of these characters, and I loved how they came together in the end.
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  • Vicky
    January 1, 1970
    This was a bit of a departure to Non Pratt's usual style but I really enjoyed it. The scrapes that Esther, Daisy and Susan got into reminded me of my university days, and I loved their relationship and their banter. I've not read the graphic novels, so I can't compare them, but this book was a highly entertaining romp through the first year of uni, with an added bit of mystery and mayhem. What a hoot.
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  • Justin
    January 1, 1970
    I actually enjoyed this a lot more than the rating suggests, especially as the pacing picks up at the end. But I think it works better for those already familiar with the comics than as a standalone; the first third particularly feels in media res, as we're introduced to characters and hijinks that are only partly explained in the text. Still, even without the context of the comics, this is a very fun read.
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  • Kendall
    January 1, 1970
    (3.5/5) I have never read the graphic novels of this series, but nevertheless I decided to dive in after coming across a copy. I liked the book a lot; the characters' personalities were distinct but I feel like there should have been more time used to develop some of the minor characters. I have appreciation for the author though- it's very difficult to adequately adapt another author's work well, but Non Pratt did a nice job. I might even have to read the graphic novels now!
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  • Miss
    January 1, 1970
    I was really excited for this book. One of my favorite tropes is the redhead, blond, and brunette best friends! But I didn't feel the friendship in this book. I just felt like the girls were only friends because they had no one else. But they lacked a lot in the friendship department so it felt forced and fake.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Graphic novels turned into full text books is a hard thing to do (see: Lumberjanes, Runaways). I enjoyed the comic so I enjoyed this, and could see some of the plots done as actual Giant Days comic strips.
  • Yvonne Olson
    January 1, 1970
    I can’t say much, considering I be only read one volume of the graphic novel, but it had so much more charm than this. Possibly because of the emotive illustrations and the ease of the graphic novel, but it was much more endearing. Sad to say.
  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    So much fun! Looking forward to checking out the graphic novels.
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