Paper Girls

Paper Girls

Book - 2016
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In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood -- back cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Image Comics, 2016.
ISBN: 9781534302235
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,chiefly colour illustrations ;,26 cm.


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Jun 19, 2018

I always love reading Brian K. Vaughn. Paper Girls didn't disappoint me. Vaughn is a great storyteller and character developer. This story strikes has a sort of Stranger Things vibe, so if you dig that show, this story may be a good read for you.

Apr 20, 2018

Nostalgia! Love this graphic novel set in the 80s about a gang of paper delivery girls.

JCLStefanieE Aug 16, 2017

This comic isn't just for the Teen audience it's rated for. If you are a child of the 1980's, or raised children during that time, and enjoy a bit of science fiction time travel, you will enjoy this adventure in which four brave paper girls work together to save the world.

Aug 01, 2017

This mystery thriller comic follows Erin, a paper girl in her neighbourhood. It's early Halloween morning and she meets the other paper girls in surrounding areas. They team up this time of year because of possibly dangerous people. The group of four spit up into partners. One of the pairs is attacked and Erin and her partner come to help but the perpetrators have escaped already. Soon after, the group of girls start investigating and find some very peculiar things in the neighbourhood. The situation eventually escalates to the entire town seemingly becoming abandoned. They find an empty house with a strange device and they get zapped. Ultimately they come into contact with aliens in the now hollow suburb. The girls must survive alone after the strange events, getting pulled into something way over their heads. If anyone is a fan of 'Stanger Things' then this comic surely is the thing, not only featuring a mostly female cast of characters, this 1988 setting would bring back nostalgia to most older avid readers. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the supernatural genre taking on a new spin of things.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 22, 2017

Take the creepy wee-hours-after-Halloween vibe, add five tough girls, mix in some mysterious sci-fi elements and you've got one riveting read!

ElizF May 11, 2017

I'm still not sure what happened in the story, but I did like it and can't wait to read Vol. 2.

fineplan Mar 30, 2017

This graphic novel capitalizes on 80s nostalgia in all the right ways. The characterization and the illustrations perfectly fit the era. Well, until the craziness starts to happen! It's a wild ride that is, at times, confusing. However, you can see glimmers of the answers ahead and it makes you so eager to see what happens next! Volume two is just as gripping and exciting.

Mar 26, 2017

What was this book? I didn't understand it. I didn't like the story. It wasn't my thing. Sorry not sorry.

FindingJane Mar 24, 2017

This is one unforgettable graphic novel. With a confusing narrative, a lurid but commanding visual style and cracking good dialogue, this graphic novel challenges and teases the reader. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? Then again, such terms as “good” and “bad” can be facile and misleading when you don’t know what’s happening around you.

People are disappearing. But there are monsters flitting through the skies and roaming the streets. So getting folks off the streets to safety is a good idea…isn’t it? There is a generational conflict between the adults and the adolescents; who’s on what side of the fence? Just because you’re holding a weapon doesn’t mean you’re in command of the situation—not if you don’t really know how to shoot. Is this book about time travel? If so, what kind of time travel has humans in futuristic suits riding dinosaurs?

“Paper Girls” is a whirling, fast-paced sci-fi/adventure story that has at its heart the burgeoning friendship among four very different teenagers. This isn’t a feminist agenda. These four girls are as flawed as any boys and often are at odds about the proper course of action. But, when they rally together, they’re a force to be reckoned with and you feel that the story’s continuation will show their growing solidarity as each reveals knowledge and strength that aids the group.

I don’t know whether I liked this but I can’t stop reading and re-reading it, sifting through it for clues. It’s just that compelling.

Mar 23, 2017

Fast moving story with some gutsy kickass heroines. It was a fun read.

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Aug 30, 2017

"Terrific. Nothing spooky about basements."


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