Giant Days

Giant Days

Volume One

Graphic Novel - 2015
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"Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, "personal experimentation," influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of "academia," they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird."--provided from Amazon.com.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Boom! Studios, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781608867899
1608867897
Branch Call Number: YA 741.5973 AL564G01 2015
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Giant days. Volume 1

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Chapel_Hill_MegM
Jul 31, 2019

Fantasic read about female friendship, college, and the drama of being a college student. The girls have no rivalry at all, so that part isn't where the drama ensues, so that is a refreshing change. There are some jumpy parts to the story that sometimes seem a little jolting but overall the pacing is good.

KyCCL Jan 11, 2019

Really cute comic with great illustrations and stories. The only downside was that the last story ended before the last page, so I thought I had another story to go :-( I’ve already got the next couple of volumes lined up for my next quick read.

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skyekilaen
Oct 14, 2018

Read all the character dialogue in a British accent. (In your head, not out loud.) It will make this series even better. Giant Days may be one of the perfect first-year-of-college comedy-dramas. Three young women with rooms next to each other become friends through a series of Dramatic! Adventures! told to us in the first volume with one panel each. And that all happened in their first three weeks.

Now they're confronted with less dramatic but more complicated issues, such as the hot transfer student whom Susan mysteriously hates, Daisy's burgeoning crush on her classmate Nadia, and Esther getting ranked as highly do-able by the campus bro website. I love books about female friendship where there's zero rivalry. I love writers who can balance real emotion with banter, and Allison is one of the best. I was a little nervous about how I'd feel seeing his character Esther (one of my faves) drawn by someone else, but Treiman is a perfect fit for the goofball Allison-verse.

OPL_KrisC Aug 08, 2018

An entertaining graphic novel about college life, roommates and more.

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Kschenke
Jul 31, 2018

I love this slice of life college comic. The jokes are funny, the friendships are good, and the shenanigans are fun.

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RebelBelle13
Apr 23, 2018

I definitely think I'm the wrong audience for this graphic novel. I graduated college more than ten years ago, and I wasn't goth, homeschooled or carried a grudge against a person who attended college with me, so I can't really relate to the girls in the comic. It just seems crazy and all over the place. There's no set timeline for any of it, so it feels like a sunday comic strip where the characters never progress- they're stuck with the same problems and in the same rut day after day. The art is pretty, and it is funny from time to time, but I won't be continuing.

ArapahoeChrisP Jan 12, 2018

Fun, light reading. Gives a good sampling of British uni life.

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maddog_running
Aug 18, 2017

The most amazing laugh-out-loud-in-public comic I've read in a while.

ArapahoeLaura Jul 11, 2017

A good sampler of these characters, but a bit erratic in the storytelling, in my opinion. A fun jumbled look at university life.

KHCPL_Doug Jun 26, 2017

I started to get this series because it was a free comic on FCBD last year, and I liked the premise of three friends in college just going about their drama-filled lives. There are things I appreciated about this first volume--the friendships portrayed, the quick banter and fun to read dialogue, the stylistic art, and the empowerment and flaws given to the main characters. But in the end, it feel flat and I probably won't read more in the series. The thing that bugged me most was that it's all over the place, so the pacing is way off and you never know, panel by panel, where they are or what the timeline is or where the action is going. In some ways that fit the story, as all three characters are somewhat chaotic themselves and experimenting with life, drugs, alcohol, and sex (or at least trying). But for me it was too much to process. I'm sure this will have great appeal to many, especially young women, but for me it was a miss.

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