Click by Kayla Miller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher: HMH BFYR
Recommended Age: 7+
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Social Circles, Family Relationships
This is a sweet graphic novel for middle schoolers. The illustrations are adorable, as is the colouring. It’s a story that deals with an issue that can be disheartening but remains very positive and solution-focused throughout.
There is a talent show at Olive’s school and while she’d love to be part of it, not one of her many friends has asked her to join their group. She doesn’t want to force herself into one so she’s feeling down and unsure of how to proceed.
Luckily, she has an amazingly resourceful aunt, a caring mother and an interested younger brother to inspire, support and encourage her. But Olive must do more than listen to the people around her; she must also listen to herself.
I’m giving it three stars because it’s a decent story with a main character most readers will be able to relate to and cutesy graphics. On the other hand, it is overly educational and positive at times. I don’t think I have never known someone to have quite as many friends as Olive does. It doesn’t feel one hundred percent realistic. But good for her.
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