I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants

Graphic Novel - 2009
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Barbara Thorson, a girl battling monsters both real and imagined, kicks butt, takes names, and faces her greatest fear in this bittersweet, coming-of-age story called "Best Indy Book of 2008" by IGN.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, c2009
ISBN: 9781607060925
1607060922
Branch Call Number: YA 741.5973 K2973i 2009
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Niimura, J. M. Ken
Alternative Title: IKG

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leadertorgo
Dec 15, 2016

Very excellent story

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White_Tiger_37
Jun 13, 2015

I thought that it wasn't going to be very good, but don't judge a book by its cover! I usually don't like to read graphic novels, but this is a fantastic book.

rebekahgordon1 Jul 12, 2014

Oh god, this book. I have to say, for the first couple of issues I wasn't really feeling it. It's sort of strange and even a little off-putting at first. But by the end, I was literally crying, in public, on the subway, and didn't even care who saw me. No spoilers, but the last third of this book is gorgeous and heartbreaking. A must-read.

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briannek7
Jul 09, 2014

Such an awesome book. Really interesting story, with some great artwork (Who says you need color to draw epic spreads?). One of my favorite graphic novels, and I've read a ton!

FredMassin Jul 21, 2012

Guys!I didn't finish this one yet but I can already say this: it's marvelous mind-blowing story! The graphic style will of course remind the manga style, I though myself a lot to Infinite Kung Fu [McLeod, Kagan] But the stunning use of black and white is unique. Just open this book and let yourself be sucked in it.

metalsox Mar 19, 2012

Sweet but really kinda sad.

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SaphireBlue
Jan 25, 2012

great book but i didn't understand why she was a bunny...

PrimaGigi Nov 11, 2011

I have fallen in love with Barbara Thorson. A smart-alecky fifth-grader who loves Dungeons and dragons ...moreI'm only onto the second chapter of the book and have fallen in love with Barbara Thorson. A smart-alecky fifth-grader who loves Dungeons and dragons and already has a career killing giants. She doesn't care about boys and is apathetic to the people surrounding her. Where has this graphic novel been all my life? It's engaging smart and funny.

quagga Feb 18, 2010

Barbara Thorson is not a typical Grade 5 student. She is tougher than Emily Strange and cares nothing about schoolwork, boys, dating, clothes - or anything that distracts her from her task, which is to be prepared to kill giants. She is fearless when faced with school bullies; her enemy is much greater than that. Over time, Barbara learns that she doesn't have to be alone in her struggles and that it is okay to accept help with life's demons. Ken Niimura's black and white inkwash art is a good pair with Joe Kelly's text. The atmosphere is of looming menace. At times, it isn't easy to discern what is happening - which is a reflection of the troubled workings in Barbara's mind. Grade 7 to adult.

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LukeTabidze
Aug 01, 2016

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VV5 Mar 17, 2015

VV5 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

PrimaGigi Nov 20, 2011

PrimaGigi thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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LukeTabidze
Jul 18, 2016

Coarse Language: Although the main character is a Elementary School student, there is some suggestive language that may not be suitable for children. However, it's nothing that a teenager couldn't handle though.

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