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A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist!

Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, its time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend—one who isnt one of her brothers.

Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun.

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"After being homeschooled her whole life, Maggie is starting high school at a public school and she's understandably terrified. Anxiously she goes to school and eventually makes a few friends that others might consider weird because of how they look, but they turn out to be good comrades. In the midst of this easy-to-read slice-of-life action, Maggie is also being haunted by a female ghost who died about 200 years ago. Despite the addition of the ghost to the story, the graphic novel continues in realism mode, instead of shifting to a horror tale. And while the book starts out strongly, it leaves many things unanswered, like why Maggie's mother left or what the ghost wants, leading to a somewhat abrupt ending. Maggie is a likable main character, however, and her anxiety about school is well portrayed, while Hicks's black and white art is sharp and comically expressive. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

FAITH ERIN HICKS is a writer and artist in Halifax, Canada. Her first two graphic novels, Zombies Calling and The War at Ellsmere, were published by SLG Publishing. Most recently, she illustrated First Seconds Brain Camp. Hicks has three brothers and was homeschooled until high school. She has never seen a ghost.

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Lea Anna, August 30, 2012 (view all comments by Lea Anna)
This is a great quick read. I really enjoyed the characters that Hicks created and how she related them all. She did a great job conveying the complexities of starting high school and dealing with family. Plus her drawing style is great. I'd recommend this to anyone, it was a pleasant surprise. Now if only it was a series...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596435568
Author:
Hicks, Faith Erin
Publisher:
First Second
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Social Issues - Bullying
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Family/Sibl
Subject:
ings
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Edition Description:
Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 11
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white illustrations throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 16

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Product details 224 pages First Second - English 9781596435568 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "After being homeschooled her whole life, Maggie is starting high school at a public school and she's understandably terrified. Anxiously she goes to school and eventually makes a few friends that others might consider weird because of how they look, but they turn out to be good comrades. In the midst of this easy-to-read slice-of-life action, Maggie is also being haunted by a female ghost who died about 200 years ago. Despite the addition of the ghost to the story, the graphic novel continues in realism mode, instead of shifting to a horror tale. And while the book starts out strongly, it leaves many things unanswered, like why Maggie's mother left or what the ghost wants, leading to a somewhat abrupt ending. Maggie is a likable main character, however, and her anxiety about school is well portrayed, while Hicks's black and white art is sharp and comically expressive. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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