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First Second has acquired Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki's middle-grade graphic novel Lucy in the Sky, the story of a girl who starts a band with her friends after discovering her father's old Beatles records. First Second has acquired Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki's middle-grade graphic novel Lucy in the Sky, the story of a girl who starts a band with her friends after discovering her father's old Beatles records.


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First Second has acquired Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki's middle-grade graphic novel Lucy in the Sky, the story of a girl who starts a band with her friends after discovering her father's old Beatles records. First Second has acquired Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki's middle-grade graphic novel Lucy in the Sky, the story of a girl who starts a band with her friends after discovering her father's old Beatles records.

30 review for Lucy in the Sky

  1. 5 out of 5

    human

    i'm going to be honest, i only read the title and slammed the request button then i read the synopsis. *panicked screaming intensifies* i'm going to be honest, i only read the title and slammed the request button then i read the synopsis. *panicked screaming intensifies*

  2. 5 out of 5

    Geoff

    Charming. Loved this middle school coming of age story centered around a young girl's discovery of the Beatles through her parents' and grandparent's love of the band. There's a lot of growth and change in Lucy's family, friendships are changing at school, love is rearing its head, and she's developing a sense of who she wants to be (and understanding that the world is not always fair). I was a little skeptical at first of a contemporary middle schooler falling in love with the Beatles, but my B Charming. Loved this middle school coming of age story centered around a young girl's discovery of the Beatles through her parents' and grandparent's love of the band. There's a lot of growth and change in Lucy's family, friendships are changing at school, love is rearing its head, and she's developing a sense of who she wants to be (and understanding that the world is not always fair). I was a little skeptical at first of a contemporary middle schooler falling in love with the Beatles, but my Boomer parents indoctrinated me into the Beatles cult early and I'm doing the same to my kids now, so it is really not that far fetched. The art was cute and loved the coloring. A very charming, affirming, yet realistic look at growing up and the power of music to give meaning to life. **Thanks to the author, artist, publisher, and NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Meredith Ann

    ARC courtesy of NetGalley. A good addition to the ever-growing collection of slice-of-life style middle grade graphic novels. Perfect for music lovers, especially those who might feel a little weird for liking classic rock. (I personally remember getting The Beatles' #1s album for a birthday and some of my friends being very confused.) I really liked Lucy's grandmother and the realistic look at the ups & downs of tween friendships. The cover itself is a lot of fun too. The book itself is on the ARC courtesy of NetGalley. A good addition to the ever-growing collection of slice-of-life style middle grade graphic novels. Perfect for music lovers, especially those who might feel a little weird for liking classic rock. (I personally remember getting The Beatles' #1s album for a birthday and some of my friends being very confused.) I really liked Lucy's grandmother and the realistic look at the ups & downs of tween friendships. The cover itself is a lot of fun too. The book itself is on the longer side, which may turn off some readers, but those who stick with it might find themselves inspired to check out new music or even try to start their own band.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    ARC courtesy of Netgalley and First Second

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus The end of the school year was ROUGH, and this was a casualty of reading during that time. It was, however, fantastic and absolutely necessary for every middle school library, so even though I am fuzzy on details (which are hard to retrieve from E ARCS of graphic novels), it deserves to be mentioned. Lucy's mother is a journalist who travels a lot, and her father also spends a lot of time at work, so Lucy depends on her grandmother a lot. Unfortunately, her grandm E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus The end of the school year was ROUGH, and this was a casualty of reading during that time. It was, however, fantastic and absolutely necessary for every middle school library, so even though I am fuzzy on details (which are hard to retrieve from E ARCS of graphic novels), it deserves to be mentioned. Lucy's mother is a journalist who travels a lot, and her father also spends a lot of time at work, so Lucy depends on her grandmother a lot. Unfortunately, her grandmother has cancer and is becoming increasingly frail. When Lucy discovers her father's Beatles records (and the timeline on this works; the book is set in 2012, when my own daughter was in middle school, and there are a lot of people my age who still were interested in the Beatles), she wants to put together a band, but has some difficulty with her friends wanting to do this. There's a lot going on, but the combination of multiple middle school dramas and The Beatles will make this a steady, if not constant, circulator in my library. Remember, one of the most popular middle school graphic novels ever is Telgemeier's Smile, which is basically about the drama surrounding dental trauma. The drawing style was okay, but I was disconcerted by the eyes in many of the frames-- blank circles filled with white, which made the characters depicted this way seem like like they were wither Little Orphan Annie or were possessed by demons. Solid black dots I can handle, but I often get stuck on one feature of the drawing style, which is why graphic novels are not my favorite. Tweens will not have this problem.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Beth Bennett

    I received an advance digital copy of this via NetGalley. This graphic novel is full of family, friendships, community, the discovery of the The Beatles’ music and all the love and angst that goes with all of them. Lucy discovers her parents’ vinyl collection of Beatles music and begins a journey into forming a band with her friends. Friendships are tested. We follow the relationships with her dad, her mum (who travels the world), her beloved grandmother who is going through chemo, her friends and I received an advance digital copy of this via NetGalley. This graphic novel is full of family, friendships, community, the discovery of the The Beatles’ music and all the love and angst that goes with all of them. Lucy discovers her parents’ vinyl collection of Beatles music and begins a journey into forming a band with her friends. Friendships are tested. We follow the relationships with her dad, her mum (who travels the world), her beloved grandmother who is going through chemo, her friends and others in the town. Mr Franklin, who sits on a park bench philosophising, is a font of lyrics for Lucy in her song writing efforts. An enjoyable story with a musical background familiar to many.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 3.5 of 5 I was not sure what to make of this book - going back and forth from liking the book, to not liking the book, and back to liking it again. The book is a coming-of-age story of Lucy, a middle school student. Like middle school students all over the world, she's going through a lot of turmoil. She's just coming to discover the things she likes and the things she's good at. Her friendships are on-again/off-again, with friends This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 3.5 of 5 I was not sure what to make of this book - going back and forth from liking the book, to not liking the book, and back to liking it again. The book is a coming-of-age story of Lucy, a middle school student. Like middle school students all over the world, she's going through a lot of turmoil. She's just coming to discover the things she likes and the things she's good at. Her friendships are on-again/off-again, with friends sometimes being the cruelest. Her family is splintering, with her grandmother - the steady influence in Lucy's life - showing frightening signs of aging. Lucy discovers two things that give her something to feel good about. She discovers her love of music and with some friends starts a band. And she discovers her father's old Beatles' records, solidifying her love of music. But what if music is what separates friends? Can music make things right, too? What grabbed me initially about the book, of course, is the obvious Beatles connection. The title and the cover image homage to Sgt. Pepper are definitely eye-catching to those of us who are Beatles fans. Yet while we're likely to be the ones to pick up this graphic novel, we're also likely to be a bit disappointed because this book is not for us. This is for our children and grandchildren. And that's why I struggled initially. I wasn't putting it into context as to who the target audience for the book was. The book feels a little bit over-written. Lucy goes through SO. Much, Drama. with her friends. It's back and forth without resolve. I wanted to give up a few times and I admit to looking ahead to see how many pages were left. But a middle-school girl? This is every day of middle schooler's life. I think a young reader will immediately catch on to and connect with this. The Beatles part is secondary to a middle-schooler's reading. The Beatles get the attention of the older generation who are perhaps more likely to purchase the book to give to the young reader. Real or not, I did not need the drama to drag on quite so much. We already have a lot going on - parents, grandparent, friends, music - that pulling it all together a little tighter would have made this a more enjoyable book for this reader. The art by Sean Chiki, is 'simple,' solid lines with bold colors and not a lot of depth/shading. It works well for this book and complements the story nicely, Looking for a good book? Beatles fans may get sucked into picking the graphic novel, Lucy in the Sky, but it is the reality of the middle school slice of life that will keep young readers interested. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This is a nicely illustrated graphic novel that interweaves some history about the music industry and rock and roll into a middle schooler's experience. The conflict between the girls is depicted well, although I do feel that the bratty girl, whose name I still can't remember, never really learns the lesson of being part of a group and not pushing people to do what she wants. When she wants to leave the band, she does. When she wants to get back, she does and she buys her way back in. And then s This is a nicely illustrated graphic novel that interweaves some history about the music industry and rock and roll into a middle schooler's experience. The conflict between the girls is depicted well, although I do feel that the bratty girl, whose name I still can't remember, never really learns the lesson of being part of a group and not pushing people to do what she wants. When she wants to leave the band, she does. When she wants to get back, she does and she buys her way back in. And then she gets her way elsewhere. That got my back up a bit, because while it may be a dose of reality, I feel like it had the opportunity to really work the girls through the dynamic and come out better people and stronger as a team in the end. I also found that the book started slowly and there were some moments where it was really disjointed at the beginning. The jumping around from location to location and the introduction of the record store boys .... That sort of thing which I get but which didn't, for me, do much to add to the overall story that Brinkman was telling. All in all, though, it's a nice story about girl friends forming a band that teaches kids a little bit about some of the music classics. In a way that doesn't read like a history of rock 'n roll book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Marshall

    I want to preface this review with the fact that I am not the biggest fan of Slice of Life comics. I do check out a lot of middle grade and YA comics to see if my students would like them. Lucy in the Sky is a contemporary graphic novel about a girl who finds her dad's Beatles albums. She decides to form a band when everything in her life seems to be falling apart. The art is simple, but in that really fun way that middle grade graphic novels are simple. You aren't missing anything and the style I want to preface this review with the fact that I am not the biggest fan of Slice of Life comics. I do check out a lot of middle grade and YA comics to see if my students would like them. Lucy in the Sky is a contemporary graphic novel about a girl who finds her dad's Beatles albums. She decides to form a band when everything in her life seems to be falling apart. The art is simple, but in that really fun way that middle grade graphic novels are simple. You aren't missing anything and the style of art fit perfectly with the story. The pages directly connected to the songs by the Beatles just jumped off the page. Everything was flawless, letters, colors, and art. The story is one my middle schoolers are going to love. Lucy is struggling things feel like they are going from bad to worse. They have all been there and they will relate. The plot does move a little slow for my personal tastes, but I prefer horror and thriller books. But I can't wait to get this into the hands of my students. Creative Team: Written by Kiara Brinkman Art by Sean Chiki

  10. 4 out of 5

    Hope Hunter

    Lucy lives with her dad while her photographer mother travels the world. Lucy is very close with her mom's mother and has reached that middle-school age where she is trying to find her place in the world. She misses her mother, and is worried about her grandmother who is battling cancer and made the decision to stop chemotherapy treatments. When Lucy found a stack of Beatles records, the music and lyrics spoke to her. She also enjoyed then stories her father told her about himself and her mother Lucy lives with her dad while her photographer mother travels the world. Lucy is very close with her mom's mother and has reached that middle-school age where she is trying to find her place in the world. She misses her mother, and is worried about her grandmother who is battling cancer and made the decision to stop chemotherapy treatments. When Lucy found a stack of Beatles records, the music and lyrics spoke to her. She also enjoyed then stories her father told her about himself and her mother in connection with the songs on the album. Lucy decides to start a band, which leads her to a new friend who does not get along with one of her oldest friends. Good graphic novel in the vein of Raina Telgemeir and Terri Libenson. I loved Lucy and am hoping this will turn out to be a series. It was obvious what Lucy's grandmother's fate would be, but there were so many more elements the could be expanded into future books. Great addition to upper elementary and middle school library collections.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Things are not looking great for Lucy. Her friends seem to be moving on without her, her father is stuck in a rut, her mother is traveling everywhere in the world except to see Lucy, and her grandmother is going through some very scary chemotherapy. When Lucy discovers her dad's old Beatles records she makes a connection to their music that lifts her spirits and makes her feel understood in a way she hasn't in a long while. Starting a band seems like the perfect way to express herself and to sta Things are not looking great for Lucy. Her friends seem to be moving on without her, her father is stuck in a rut, her mother is traveling everywhere in the world except to see Lucy, and her grandmother is going through some very scary chemotherapy. When Lucy discovers her dad's old Beatles records she makes a connection to their music that lifts her spirits and makes her feel understood in a way she hasn't in a long while. Starting a band seems like the perfect way to express herself and to start mending friendships and making new friends. However, middle school never makes things that easy. I really enjoyed this graphic novel. the illustrations are engaging and interesting to look through. The story is incredibly reflective of the experiences many teens go through during those middle school years where friendships evolve and change nearly every day. I did feel as though the story drug on in a coupe of places, but overall it was really great!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sally Austin

    An excellent graphic novel for middle schoolers portraying a coming of age story in which Lucy discovers her dad's old records and is introduced to classic rock. While dealing with her parents' divorce, her sick grandmother, and the highs and lows of being in middle school, Lucy and her friends form a band to cover some classics and to create their own music in order to find solace, but when drama ensues can the band withstand? Naturally, I loved the Beatles references, and it was extremely nost An excellent graphic novel for middle schoolers portraying a coming of age story in which Lucy discovers her dad's old records and is introduced to classic rock. While dealing with her parents' divorce, her sick grandmother, and the highs and lows of being in middle school, Lucy and her friends form a band to cover some classics and to create their own music in order to find solace, but when drama ensues can the band withstand? Naturally, I loved the Beatles references, and it was extremely nostalgic for me as I discovered the Beatles when I was in middle school! It's an excellent book for introducing kids to rock n' roll classics as well as teaching kids to empathize with a character who is struggling emotionally with the difficult situations that she's trying to process through the use of music. Highly recommend to all parents who are classic rock fans that want to share music with their kids.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ace

    As someone who grew up with The Beatles, Steely Dan and many more records playing in the house (all from my parents record collection), it was a lovely story to read. Things like the Abbey Road album cover and the Sgt Pepper jackets have become so iconic that even today's teenagers are vaguely aware of who The Beatles are and how influential they were at the time (and continue to be). The name is perfect and had me singing 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' for days. My only complaint is that I fou As someone who grew up with The Beatles, Steely Dan and many more records playing in the house (all from my parents record collection), it was a lovely story to read. Things like the Abbey Road album cover and the Sgt Pepper jackets have become so iconic that even today's teenagers are vaguely aware of who The Beatles are and how influential they were at the time (and continue to be). The name is perfect and had me singing 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' for days. My only complaint is that I found the story-line a little hard to follow at times as I don't think the 'chapters' or change in scenes were always that clear. I didn't quite understand why the seasons were differentiated as chapters.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elia

    A sweet coming of age story wrapped around a love for the music of the Beatles. Lucy, who is in Jr. High is contending with a lot: a grandmother with cancer, a dad who never leaves the house since his divorce, a mom who spends all her time on other continents, and a best friend who has suddenly gone boy-crazy and does nothing but fight with Lucy. The love that Lucy develops for the Beatles, thanks to her dad sharing his old records leads her to form a band, which also leads to making new friends A sweet coming of age story wrapped around a love for the music of the Beatles. Lucy, who is in Jr. High is contending with a lot: a grandmother with cancer, a dad who never leaves the house since his divorce, a mom who spends all her time on other continents, and a best friend who has suddenly gone boy-crazy and does nothing but fight with Lucy. The love that Lucy develops for the Beatles, thanks to her dad sharing his old records leads her to form a band, which also leads to making new friends, which also ups the tension with her old ones. Told in vibrant color, the story takes us through Lucy's journey and her struggle to come to terms with the fact that change is a constant fact of life.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    I received a digital ARC through NetGalley from First Second. Lucy is 12 and she loves music, her grandma has cancer, and her mom is constantly away on travel. After finding some of old records she starts a love for The Beatles and convinces her friends to start a band. There are a lot of middle school ups and downs in this story: first crushes, jealously over friendships, and family drama that causes strong emotions. Overall, this is a good depiction of middle school life. The art is decent, bu I received a digital ARC through NetGalley from First Second. Lucy is 12 and she loves music, her grandma has cancer, and her mom is constantly away on travel. After finding some of old records she starts a love for The Beatles and convinces her friends to start a band. There are a lot of middle school ups and downs in this story: first crushes, jealously over friendships, and family drama that causes strong emotions. Overall, this is a good depiction of middle school life. The art is decent, but the story feels a bit long. I don’t have a strong knowledge of The Beatles, but Lucy’s reliable single dad, her grandma’s chemo treatments, and her friends family challenges were well developed and kept me invested.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    3.5 Thank you to Fierce Reads for an arc of this book! In this MG Graphic Novel, Lucy discovers the Beatles and forms a band with her two best friends and one new friend, but there is a lot of friction. At the same time, she is dealing with worries from her grandmother's illness and her mother travelling all the time. This was a cute book with positive messages and an uplifting outlook. It had showed Nostalgia for a time of The Beatles and record players, and it was fun to see the girls in this bo 3.5 Thank you to Fierce Reads for an arc of this book! In this MG Graphic Novel, Lucy discovers the Beatles and forms a band with her two best friends and one new friend, but there is a lot of friction. At the same time, she is dealing with worries from her grandmother's illness and her mother travelling all the time. This was a cute book with positive messages and an uplifting outlook. It had showed Nostalgia for a time of The Beatles and record players, and it was fun to see the girls in this book figuring out who they wanted to be as they went through the turbulent time of middle school. There were some good messages, and overall it was a nice and easy read. Content Warnings Moderate: Terminal illness and Cancer divorced parents, feelings of abandonment

  17. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I really liked this graphic novel! As someone who teaches 7th graders, the emotions that Lucy has are so authentic. I fell in love with all of the characters, warts and all. In fact, it was that realness that made me love them and the story about friendship and finding yourself. I think one of the most fun aspects was the Beatles history told along with the story, and weaving it into Lucy's family's story. I felt like I learned something new, and also remembered how hearing all of that music for I really liked this graphic novel! As someone who teaches 7th graders, the emotions that Lucy has are so authentic. I fell in love with all of the characters, warts and all. In fact, it was that realness that made me love them and the story about friendship and finding yourself. I think one of the most fun aspects was the Beatles history told along with the story, and weaving it into Lucy's family's story. I felt like I learned something new, and also remembered how hearing all of that music for the first time felt. I must have listened to Sgt. Pepper every morning before middle and high school, and Rubber Soul every evening! I will definitely be adding this one to my classroom library, especially recommended for music lovers.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    There's an awful lot going on in this book. Lucy starts a band with her friends, fights with her friends about various things, has a crush on a boy, has a largely absent mother, has a father who's starting to date again for the first time after his divorce, has a grandmother fighting cancer, and gets a lot of classic rock infodumps. Honestly, I think it's just a bit much, and it leads to a book that feels long. Brinkman balances all of these threads fairly well, but there's just too many of them There's an awful lot going on in this book. Lucy starts a band with her friends, fights with her friends about various things, has a crush on a boy, has a largely absent mother, has a father who's starting to date again for the first time after his divorce, has a grandmother fighting cancer, and gets a lot of classic rock infodumps. Honestly, I think it's just a bit much, and it leads to a book that feels long. Brinkman balances all of these threads fairly well, but there's just too many of them, and things fall by the wayside. The art isn't going to appeal to everyone. Chiki goes with an empty, white eye most of the time, that looks awfully Little Orphan Annie. I didn't particularly love it, because a lot of expression is lost.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Soren Petersen

    Content warning: it’s a graphic novel. A girl in middle school discovers her parent’s Beatles albums, which inspires her to form a band with her friends. 7th grade drama—both social and familial—ensues. I’m a sucker for the kind of coming-of-age story in which the protagonist’s world expand. The story is very well told overall, but in a lot of ways, my favorite part is where Lucy discovers there’s a world outside of her day to day life, and becomes CURIOUS, really resonated with me. Also the Beatle Content warning: it’s a graphic novel. A girl in middle school discovers her parent’s Beatles albums, which inspires her to form a band with her friends. 7th grade drama—both social and familial—ensues. I’m a sucker for the kind of coming-of-age story in which the protagonist’s world expand. The story is very well told overall, but in a lot of ways, my favorite part is where Lucy discovers there’s a world outside of her day to day life, and becomes CURIOUS, really resonated with me. Also the Beatles nerdery (fully accurate, as best as I can tell:—and full credit for starting off with INTRODUCING…THE BEATLES).

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dana Gisser

    I went in to the library a few days ago to return a bunch of items and pick up a few new things. I've been in a bit of a reading slump as I attempt to work through some "work related" memoirs/non fiction so I wanted some quick and fun reads, none of the graphic novels I was looking for were on the shelf but this one caught my eye. At times I struggled to remind myself the kids were 12 in this book, the artwork and some of their actions made me keep thinking they were high schoolers for some reas I went in to the library a few days ago to return a bunch of items and pick up a few new things. I've been in a bit of a reading slump as I attempt to work through some "work related" memoirs/non fiction so I wanted some quick and fun reads, none of the graphic novels I was looking for were on the shelf but this one caught my eye. At times I struggled to remind myself the kids were 12 in this book, the artwork and some of their actions made me keep thinking they were high schoolers for some reason, but other than that I absolutely enjoyed watching Lucy learn about the Beatles and about herself in this story.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Joanne

    Admittedly, I am not the target audience for this one, although the idea of a Beatles theme in a contemporary graphic novel was super appealing to me. I think a middle schooler who is into classic rock will like it, and relate greatly to the mysteries of love, family and friendship explored in this slice of life story told at an unhurried pace. Here’s a tip: be sure to set up,a playlist to accompany your reading, using the handy song suggestions listed in the back...which I personally did not di Admittedly, I am not the target audience for this one, although the idea of a Beatles theme in a contemporary graphic novel was super appealing to me. I think a middle schooler who is into classic rock will like it, and relate greatly to the mysteries of love, family and friendship explored in this slice of life story told at an unhurried pace. Here’s a tip: be sure to set up,a playlist to accompany your reading, using the handy song suggestions listed in the back...which I personally did not discover until the end.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I recieved an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and read it this afternoon. I really enjoyed this middle school story about the self discovery of Lucy through the lens of Beatles albums she found in her home. Loved the art style including the chances to spot her pets in the images. Realistic friendships are explored: first crush, parent/child/grandmother, conflict among friends, new friends. Definitely recommend!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlin

    While the premise of the GN is about Lucy and her new found love of The Beatles, the real themes of the story are about friendship and family. Lucy is in middle grade, trying to figure out who she is and how she fits into the world. The Beatles provide her with a way to feel and guide her with soundtracks for her life. A must read for a Beatle fan of any age!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Julianne

    A middle grade story for fans of the Beatles or really any music. My only issue with story is her feelings about her mom not being around all the time are never really addressed by the family it is only said that her mom needs to travel the world. It just felt like none of the conflicts were ever truly resolved, but maybe that is more true to real life.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Patti Sabik

    Cute graphic novel along the style of Hale, Telgemeier, and Jamison. When “friends“ form a band, discover vinyl, and channel the Beatles, fun and drama ensue. Vibrant artwork, diverse characters with real personalities, and parents with some depth make this book a very engaging read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carly McCracken

    Alright, this book exceeds my expectations. At first, I was hesitant to even pick it up. It seemed too childish but let me say, that is not the case. I think most people can relate to Lucy as not only she, but her music taste, grow and develop.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    Fun new comic about life, music and the travails of friendship and growing up. You will sing through the whole book. Perfect for readers of Hale and Telgemeier.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kasey

    Cookie is a treasure.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    This is a wonderful middle grade graphic novel that perfectly captures what it feels like to be twelve or thirteen, discovering the world around you, learning about the complexities of friendship and family relationships. Personally, I loved Lucy’s discovery or The Beatles and I thought it was clever how her progression through their catalog and evolution mirrors her own progression in dealing with the issues that surround her, from friendship drama and her grandmother’s illness to her feelings This is a wonderful middle grade graphic novel that perfectly captures what it feels like to be twelve or thirteen, discovering the world around you, learning about the complexities of friendship and family relationships. Personally, I loved Lucy’s discovery or The Beatles and I thought it was clever how her progression through their catalog and evolution mirrors her own progression in dealing with the issues that surround her, from friendship drama and her grandmother’s illness to her feelings surrounding her mostly absent mother and her lonely father. This was a good read and certainly one I will adding to my middle school library.

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