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Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri June 1, 2011

Boy Slays Girl in Gangland Shooting was the headline in the Chicago Sun Times in 1994 when eleven-year-old Robert “Yummy” Sandifer shot and killed a fourteen-year-old girl.  Yummy’s classmate, Roger, is trying to figure out what happened to make his classmate do such a horrible thing.  Was it Yummy’s hard childhood, without parents to show him right from wrong?  Was it the gang he wanted to impress- the same gang Roger’s brother belongs to- that gave him the gun?  Was Yummy just a cold-blooded killer?

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty is a dramatization based on a true story.  The graphic novel format and art style effectively portray the gritty content.  The story is told in a way that lets readers form their own opinions about whether Yummy was a bully or a victim.  Highly recommended for older teens and adults.

 

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley May 21, 2011

Filed under: adult graphic novel — Bethany @ 10:54 pm
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Scott Pilgrim is 23 and dating a girl in high school.  He lives with his gay roommate, Wallace, who thinks the high school girl is too good for Scott.  The problem is that Scott keeps having dreams about a different girl.  One that he’s never even met.  When he sees her while he’s awake, he knows he has to figure out a way to meet her.

Little does Scott know that his mystery girl has a jealous boyfriend that’s out to fight to win her back.

This was an interesting read, definitely for adults.  It was funny in places and I could see why a movie came out of the series.

 

 
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