Giant Days Volume One by John Allison

I saw this reviewed somewhere and thought Mr. Curiosity might enjoy it. Luckily, our library had it so I requested it.

Published: 2016

Illustrator: Lissa Treiman

Genre: YA fiction graphic novel

Length: 128 pages

Setting: a British University, present day

Summary: Daisy, Esther, and Susan are freshmen roommates at University, trying to navigate the new situation. They may not be likely friends, but they take care of each other now, whether they’re suffering from the flu, celebrating a birthday, or dealing with an ex-friend.

Final thoughts: This is a fun little series about friendship and starting college and dealing with problems. Each of the main characters is quite different from the others, so you can easily see yourself in one of them. There are problems to deal with that are fairly common for girls in college. For example, Esther is targeted by some boys as one of the 25 hottest first years. They all get influenza and feel like they’re going to die. Daisy celebrates her 18th birthday (the drinking age in England) by going out partying with a female friend, with results in some drug and sexual experimentation. Susan seems to have some negative history with a new transfer student. But, the roommates stick together and deal with the problems, in realistic ways. Mr. Curiosity also enjoyed the book and wants to get the next volumes in the series. I’m all for it since it shows how to be a good friend and how to be safer in college.

Title comes from: Not an obvious one. I’m going to guess that it refers to college as the giant days of your life.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since this is too short

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