Title: Sweetie, Vol. 1
Author: Sean Dillon, Steven Petrivelli
Genre: YA Graphic Novel
Length: 134 pages
Publisher: Action Lab
Publish Date: July 2, 2019
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Recommend: HECK YES!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Yes I totally read two graphic novels in a row. No shame in my Graphic Novel game! This is the most I’ve read all year!
So I came across this novel on Netgalley because it was on the “Read Now” list, and whenever I get to see a girl that looks like me on the cover, I have to support it. Her hair may be a lot cooler than mine, but I am already on Team Sweetie from this point on.
Well, I don’t think she likes anyone calling her Sweetie for real, unless it’s her parents. Which speaking of, I need to know what happened to her mother!
I love how Maggie basically taught herself how to be a super hero, even though she doesn’t call herself one. From the beginning, you see her learning how to do different stunts and martial arts moves in her room, to the dismay of her mother and father because those stunts are very dangerous. She could easily hurt herself, or worse. Luckily her mother and father learn to support her “hobby” and that’s where her bout as a super hero comes to play. She doesn’t consider herself a superhero because she wouldn’t want to have something bad happen to someone and she wasn’t fast enough to get to them, but I think she is one of the best superheros ever for that very reason.
She moves so fast, not even bad guys can hit her with their bullets. She’s shy and seems sometimes awkward or anxious in social settings that don’t involve her fighting bad guys, but I think the addition of her new friend Griffin will teach her that she doesn’t have to isolate herself from the rest of the world like she thinks she does.
This graphic novel was very sweet, and although it ended in such a cliffhanger – I can’t handle it! – I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend this one, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.