Finished two more books for my project. This took a bit longer because Revolution was HUGE. Cinder is no lightweight either. Also added three more books on hold and read some other related books for fun.
My Young Adult Reading Project (YARP) has started. I’ve read five books so far with varying results. And then I read four more for fun that are continuations of series or re-reads.
One of the books I picked up at ALA for really cheap. I admit it was the cover that made me pick it up, and the fairy tale aspect that sold me on it.
A Comic-con purchase, recommended by YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens.
Set in the 1920s, this is a story where the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs roles are reversed, more or less. Yes, BB Wolf does kill the pigs, but what they did to him first makes the killing almost justified. This is set up to mirror the race wars between African Americans and whites, where the pigs are the white, powerful class, and the wolves are the oppressed minority class.
A disturbing story, and very brutal at times, BB Wolf, a struggling farmer and blues musician, tells the tragic story of what happened to his family, and what he did to try and get justice and revenge in an unfair world. Koslowski portrays the wolves as downtrodden and beaten, and the pigs as horribly corrupt, power hungry fatheads (literally).
As to the traditional story of the Three Little Pigs that we all know? Well… everyone knows who writes history, right?
Anya’s Ghost made Glen Weldon’s list of Five Recent Graphic Novels You Really Shouldn’t Miss, posted right before Comic Con. I tried to buy it at SDCC, but the publisher sold out. I finally got my copy yesterday.