mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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They Love it When a Plan Comes Together.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks.

He's the best robot.
Just ask the robotics club,
or the cheerleaders.

I read this a little while ago & struggled with what to say. I liked it better than Brain Camp, another Faith Erin Hicks collaborations-- which I enjoyed!-- & I think I liked it better than her solo joint, Friends With Boys. A story of student council, fighting robots, Mean Girls-style cheerleaders & a redemptive arc based on inclusion & moral relativism, sure, that is great stuff. I just don't have a lot to say about it. If you are looking for a pleasant read about high school or nerd culture, this is it. It is a low stakes story, but for the characters in it the stakes are personal, so it doesn't read like frivolity; it reads like life or death. I enjoyed it; if you like these kinds of graphic novels in general, then you'd like it too. I'm pretty confident of that.

Tags: books, comics, haiku, hicks, shen
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