Giant Days, Volume 2 by John Allison

This is the second Giant Days compilation. The kids enjoyed the first one so much, it was pretty obvious I would get the second book.

Artist: Lissa Treiman and Max Sarin (it changed halfway though the book. While the art was noticeably different, it wasn’t distracting.)

Published: 2016

Genre: graphic novel, fiction

Length: 128 pages

Setting: Sheffield, and Northampton, England, soon after the events of Volume One

Summary: College continues for Susan, Esther, and Daisy. Exams are coming up and Esther is totally unprepared. She does tailor a couple of dresses for Susan and Daisy for the Winter dance, which brings Susan and McGraw together. Daisy still doesn’t know if she prefers boys or girls, and Esther makes a totally inappropriate boyfriend (what a surprise).

Final thoughts: This book develops the themes from the first book, and adds some new relationships. We get a bit of a backstory on Susan, and why Esther hats McGraw so much. Susan and McGraw hide their relationship at first, creating some tension with Esther and Daisy. But, the girl’s personalities are still there, regardless of what situations they are put in. In fact, they use Esther’s drama field as a distractor to save Susan from a problematic situation. This is definitely a graphic novel meant for older kids. The characters are in college and we have some implied sex and drinking, but nothing graphic.

Title comes from: It’s the second collection of the comics.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since this is too short

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