on December 7, 2013
This is a COMIC BOOK edition of the story, which is not mentioned in the description. I find that the graphics tend to detract from the meaning and intensity of the story.
You should also note that the text is slightly abridged, but not in a significant way. This may be suitable for a younger reader, but for older readers be aware of what you are buying.
Please note that this review is not a comment on the quality of Priddy's edition, but rather on my disappointment with the product based on it's description.
on January 5, 2014
I used this adaptation alongside the traditional O. Henry short story with my eighth grade students. Priddy's illustrations are placed alongside most of O. Henry's text, rendering the text accessible, engaging, and contemporary. This graphic novel is a lovely piece, and I was thrilled to find it.