Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale and Nathan Hale

Category: Middle grade, Graphic Novel, fantasy
Published: 2008, 144 pgs.
Review: 3/5 stars
This is not your mother's Rapunzel story, it's Rapunzel with a wild west flavor. I thought this was a cute book but I didn't love it. I'm not sure the graphic novel is for me. I found myself annoyed when I had to infer the intended meaning by looking at the pictures. I know. That's the whole point of a graphic novel--the pictures are supposed to tell the story and the words are just there to assist in the telling. I personally prefer words that paint the picture in my head.
I don't know if I'll read very many more graphic novels. But before I completely write off this genre, are there some out there that I shouldn't miss out on?
Rating: 1.1.1 I can't remember anything offensive


Chantele said...

I'm not the biggest fan of Graphic Novel's either. They are cute, but I would rather "paint the picture in my head." I do love all of Shannon Hale's other books though!

Julie J. said...

I really liked this book. If you are willing to try another, I also enjoyed The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Charlotte said...

I've only even looked at one graphic novel. I think it was called Maus, and it was anything but cute. But my brother liked it. It's about the Holocaust. The Jews are mice and I think the Nazis are cats.

Mary said...

I didn't finish this one. I didn't hate it - I just don't think it's my thing.

Hey thanks for your comment on my blog. Mrs. Mike is a great choice for a book group. I've been a lurker on your blog for awhile. I love good clean reads.

Shelley said...

I definitely had to use new brain muscles when I read this one! It took a while for me to get the hang of it. The only other graphic novel I have read was Persepolis, which I liked. In that case I felt like the graphic novel format made it more powerful somehow. But all in all I don't think the graphic novel is for me either.

Sharon said...

Try Mail Order Ninja by Joshua Order, Baby Mouse by Jennifer Holm, and Binky the Space cat by Ashley Spires. I don't read alot of graphic novels, but I enjoyed these. (The adult graphic novel are a bit much for me, but the ones for children can be fun.)