- Series: Paper Girls (Book 1)
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Image Comics (April 5, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1632156741
- ISBN-13: 978-1632156747
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 180 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paper Girls Volume 1 Paperback – April 5, 2016
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Gr 9 Up—The book opens with a 12-year-old girl named Erin having an incredibly vivid and confusing dream. She wakes up and starts her paper route. Because it's November 1, there's a lot of residual Halloween weirdness out on the streets, and soon she finds herself the target of some teenage boys who are wearing costumes while vandalizing the neighborhood. Erin is rescued by several newspaper delivery girls who are traveling together for safety, and then the narrative takes a surreal turn. Some folks in the neighborhood start disappearing, and people who appear to be wearing Halloween costumes seem to be from different times or places. The papergirls try to figure out who is attacking them and why, who are their allies or enemies, and just what on earth is going on. The tale ends with a striking cliff-hanger that will let readers know that the girls' adventures are far from over. Vaughn's reputation has already skyrocketed with the success of graphic novels like Saga, and this title helps to showcase his abilities as the author of far-out fiction that will make readers think. Colorful and captivating, the artwork expertly captures the strange qualities of this memorable outing. Strong language makes this more appropriate for mature readers. VERDICT An awesome selection for older teens and adults looking for an exciting sci-fi tale with unexpected twists.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
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Its all great. 5 stars.
What I thought was very fun about this volume was the alien language.
There is a review on the back of the book, the issue titles, and a decent amount of dialogue which are written in this language.
Its just a simple cypher for English.
Throughout the volume every letter but Z is used, along with periods, exclamation points, and question marks.
(there are no apostrophes for contractions fyi)
I started by decoding the review on the back...and that gave me several letters.
Then I started with the dialogue and starting getting the rest of the letters pretty easily.
Not that hard to decide but a very fun addition to the read.
You don't HAVE to decode it.
But you will miss out on the issue titles.
And knowing the aliens dialogue adds to the story...especially toward the end of the volume. As there is a misunderstanding which will confuse you (like it confuses the girls).
It might be fun to read it through without knowing he language...then decode it.
Idk, I couldn't help but decode it right away.
Through a bit of chance I stumbled across Paper Girls, was intrigued by the unique illustration and decided to give it a shot. I was completely hooked from issue 1. The story is a blast and crazy and fun and keeps you guessing and the characters are rich and dynamic. The illustration is excellent and fresh. I also love that you can read these just for the entertainment value if you want but there is also a ton of underlying conceptual content to dive in to if you wish.
This is the refresh comic books have been needing! Seriously, read Paper Girls!
Also, I was pleasantly surprised by the packaging from Amazon on this order. It came shrink wrapped to a large, sturdy piece of cardboard inside a larger box so the book was in mint condition when I received it.