Friday, April 15, 2011

Review: Ghostopolis - Doug Tennapel

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cover Rating: 5 stars (It suits the story really well and I love the colors and artwork.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: July 1, 2010
Publisher: GRAPHIX
Page Count: 272 p.

Garth is terminally ill, but not dead yet. So it's not such a good thing when Frank Gallows accidentally send Garth to the afterlife along with a skeletal horse. Gallows now has to rekindle some old relationships in order to get Garth back and save his own job. While they're in the afterlife though, the new ruler Vaugner decides that Garth is a threat and what's to kill him. Garth has met up with his grandfather, who is Garth's age when they start their journey, and he tells Garth that the best way to get back to the world of the living is to see Joe. Joe is he guy who created the afterlife, so he is probably Garth's best way back.

I really enjoyed Garth, he was a sick kid, but a good kid. This says it's Young Adult, but I would definitely recommend it to middle grade readers too. There was some fart jokes and such, though not too many to turn off sophisticated readers. ;) The illustrations were nice and I loved the colors, they were vivid and really added to the effects of the afterlife. The story was very interesting with a kid being sucked into the afterlife too soon and everyone trying to help him get back to living. Each of the characters It was a fun read and I would recommend it to any lover of graphic novels.

First Line:
"Ladies and gentlemen, we're having a little engine trouble."

Favorite Line:

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