REVIEWS: YA Graphic Novel Shortlist

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Sometimes a roundup is good fun, and today we’re featuring a roundup of the YA Graphic Novels shortlist from Round 2 judge Kimberly Francisco. She put up nice, concise reviews of the YA shortlists on the blog Stacked, including this observation of finalist title Dare to Disappoint by Ozge Samanci:

“Samanci’s graphic memoir tells of her childhood in Turkey in the 80s and 90s, a time of great political strife in the country. It’s a fascinating backdrop for Samanci’s own coming of age. She struggles to fit in, to please her parents, to excel in school, to understand her country’s shifting politics, and pursue her dreams – if she can figure out what those are.”

Read the rest of the post here.