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Detective Jermain Volume 1 Paperback – September 16, 2008

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Grade 6 Up–With the number of excellent manga titles on the market, it is hard to imagine an audience for this unremarkable story. It is unpolished both in plot and in dialogue. The main character, 17-year-old Jermain, is the daughter of a famous detective who was murdered when she was a child, an event that seems to have had little impact on her, except to create a desire to solve mysteries. With the two cute boys next door, both of whom are interested in her romantically, Jermain takes on solving the murder of a student and band teacher from her high school, only to discover that many of the students are being turned into mindless puppets by a sinister force. But this mystery, dark and serious in nature, takes a backseat to the real questions in Jermain's life: What should she do after she graduates, and which of the boys should she date? The story does wrap up over the course of the volume, and Misako Rocks! makes excellent use of the panels and layout for her likable, if somewhat uneven, art. Overall, there is not enough story here to draw in readers, and the execution is not strong enough to make up for that lack.–Alana Abbott, James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT
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About the Author

MISAKO ROCKS! is the creator of Biker Girl and Rock and Roll Love. A self-taught artist from a family of law-enforcement officials,Misako moved to the United States from Japan as a teenager. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 - 18 years
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: Detective Jermain (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks; Gph edition (September 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805081550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805081558
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,759,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Misako Rocks! developed a love for comics and manga at an early age and drew her first comic at the age of 13. She moved to New York in 2001 and worked as a a puppeteer, face painter, animal balloon maker, and art teacher while still developing her own work. Her first break came when the Onion decided to use her illustrations for their now famous "Savage Love" column, which runs every week. Shortly thereafter, Misako scored a two-book deal with Hyperion, a three-book deal with Henry Holt and a writing gig for Archie comics.

Misako has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, including Elle Girl and the New York Times. The BBC, NHK and TV Asahi also featured her in a documentary about her comic book life. Recently, Misako was chosen as one of Nikkei Woman Magazine's 15 Women of the year.

Recently Misako got books deal with a Japanese publisher Meijishoin and Discover21. Also, she created a nurse manga for Medicus in Japan that is featured in over 20 magazines.

Misako currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and spends her free time riding her vintage bike, making hip hop, kissing babies, shaking hands, slam dunking and eating lots of Onigiri !!!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liviania VINE VOICE on January 15, 2009
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High school senior Jermain's father died when she was seven. She wants to follow in his footsteps and become a detective. Luckily, she's in a shojo-inspired ELO manga and can thus discover a case more interesting than, "Does James like Sarah?" Of course, since it is shojo inspired, she does have to deal with those pesky hormones.

When classmate Mike and the band teacher begin acting weird, Jermaine is instantly on the case. Their untimely deaths convince her there really is a case. Her only help comes from her friends Andy and Travis, both of whom harbor crushes on the budding detective. I must admit, I was 100% partial to Andy. First, the shallow reason: I like his character design better. He reminds me of the guys I hang out with. Second, he doesn't go behind a friend's back and make a move on someone he knows his friend likes without telling the friend first. Third, when he makes his move he doesn't go farther than Jermain is comfortable with. Travis is a bit of an unapologetic personal space invader.

Okay, there's another shallow reason. When Andy confesses his feelings there's a full page of him hugging Jermain from behind, surrounded by flowers. It's got to be true love! (Me, a sucker for the pretty? Why yes, yes I am.)

As for the mystery, it involves extremely sketchy chemistry and people who are strangely apathetic that a classmate and teacher died. Jermain can't study the night it happens because she's preoccupied with the case, not because of grief. No one else seems to care much at all. However, the story moves along at a fast pace and Misako Rocks!'s artwork is a good vehicle. She has a strong grasp of layout. I never had trouble figuring out which panel came next.

The art is well done.
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