Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fire Starters

Fire Starters
author: Jen Storm
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published:
rating: 4
read at:
date added: 2017/04/20
shelves: graphic-novels, young-adult
'Fire Starters' by Jen Storm with art by Scott Henderson tells a good moral fable for younger readers. It works well in a graphic novel form.

Ron and Ben live on the Agamiing Reserve. Their grandmother looks after them when their mother is away. When they find an old flare gun in their deceased uncle's tackle box, they decide to take it to the dump and shoot it off. When the gas bar is burned down, they are accused, but the real person who did it won't come forward.

It's a story that feels like an after school special, but there's nothing wrong with that kind of story in a graphic novel format. The message of racism is a bit strong, but maybe that's not so bad either. The art is pretty good, and I enjoyed this story.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Portage & Main Press, Highwater Press, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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