Wednesday, April 19, 2017


22707177From Goodreads:    Blue is an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy. There's a war going on, and girls are expected to help the struggling economy by selling cookies. But Blue loves living and working at the Bugle, the only paper in town that tells the truth. And what's printed in the newspapers now matters more than ever.

But Blue struggles with her secret, and worries that if her friends and adopted family at the Bugle find out that she's a girl, she'll lose everything and everyone she cares about. And when she meets and befriends Crow, a boy who is also not what he seems, together they seek the freedom to be their true selves... and to save each other.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a fun and poignant little graphic novel. I enjoyed it and will probably continue the series.

-    There were a few plot holes, but I'm hoping things will get cleared up in the next volumes.

-    This book was intended for a younger audience. I think I would have liked it a lot better when I was in middle school. This would be a good one to read with the kiddos. 

-    The story reminded me of The Iron Giant. It had a similar message and feeling.

-    I liked the characters, but I didn't get to know a lot of them. Again, I'm hoping that will be fixed in the next volumes.


  1. Too bad about the plot holes but I love The Iron Giant. Maybe I should try this one.

  2. I like the art style on the cover. I'm glad you enjoy these. I wish I did more. Oh well.