Mama Librarian--aka Maggi Idzikowski--is a Cybils regular and a Round 1 panelist this year for Graphic Novels. She posts reviews on Goodreads as well as on her blog, where she and her kids rate books according to awesomeness, wordsmithing, personages, mesmerizitude, illustrations, and factfulness. Fun fact: She's also a member of The Newbery Project blog, which aims to read and review all the Newbery Award winners.
This fall, Maggi reviewed YA graphic novels nominee Friends With Boys, by Faith Erin Hicks, which is a funny coming-of-age story with a supernatural twist. She gave it 4 out of 5 stars and said in her review:
Read the rest of the review here.
I appreciate that Hicks uses familiar tropes of high school relationships without letting her characters become cardboard stereotypes. The relationships between Maggie and her brothers and the larger school community are complex and interesting.