We've never read a graphic novel together for book club so, for the month of December, we chose The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. There were a lot of great candidates but, ultimately, the cleverness and comedy of Squirrel Girl won us over! We hope you'll go as nuts for her as we did. Here's the publisher summary of the first volume in this tree-rific series:
Supervillains and criminals meet their match with Tony Stark's friend Squirrel Girl, aka Doreen Green, a college freshman with the appearance, speed, and agility of a squirrel. Fitting in proves to be challenging, as normal girls do not talk to or have a squirrel sidekick, nor do they have super strength. Then there is Squirrel Girl's roommate, who has a tough exterior and is obsessed with knitting and her cat. Luckily, Squirrel Girl has a knack for winning people over.
When Galactus threatens Earth, the heroine must rely on more than strength to defeat the Devourer of Worlds. She may have extraordinary strength, an army of squirrels at her disposal, a collection of Deadpool villain trading cards, and nut-inspired catchphrases, but it is her ability to form connections with people that proves to be her most powerful asset. North and Henderson have created a fun, fast-paced graphic novel that will appeal to Marvel fans as well as readers who are unfamiliar with—or do not enjoy—traditional superhero comics.
We're bright-eyed and bushy tailed just like this GIFy little guy to read and discuss this graphic novel. We can always get behind a main character who kicks evil guys' butts and makes us laugh while doing it.
The YA book club meets at the bookstore on the last Sunday of the month, December 30th at 6:30pm. We will have drinks and snacks to share with everyone. Even if you didn't finish the book or didn't like it, we'd love to see you at book club and hear your opinions. You can get your copy from the bookstore today with the 15% discount on book club titles. You can also RSVP to the Facebook event here.
You can also get the book from us online:
Relevant Reviews & Interview
Comics Alliance Interview -- "She Has A New Hat: North, Henderson, & Moss Talk The New 'Unbeatable Squirrel Girl' #1"
The Mary Sue Review -- "Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1 as Unbeatable as the Name Suggests"
IGN Review -- "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1"
We like to include the Common Sense Media report for those of you that may not be familiar with the book and would like to know a little more about if before your kid comes to book club. You can view the report here but we've included the most important information for you below. You can also click any of the following images to get to the original webpage.
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