Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1) by John Allison & Lissa Treiman

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“Why are… boys… like this?”

This was a really fun, slice of life, college graphic-novel. And I think I liked it a little more because I always get nostalgic this time of year for college and dorm life. But this graphic novel follows three girls, who share a dorm, and are best friends.

Daisy – kind of geeky, likes ASMR, is queer. (basically me.)
Esther – hot, and extremely funny, goth. (basically ideal dating material.)
Susan – smart, and kind of grumpy. (basically the star of this volume.)

Ed – friend of the trio, with a major crush on Esther that’s pure.
McGraw – new to the university and has a mysterious past with Susan.

And we get to see these five character deal with drama, sickness, a gross article that rates girls at the university, and a birthday! But we also get to see them discover a lot about themselves over the course of these four chapters! And we also get to see their friendship grow and become even stronger.

And my favorite thing about this bind-up of the first four single issues was that each issue stands completely on its own. Yet, all four come together to help create a beautiful overarching story. Plus, this was just a lot of fun to read. Also, I didn’t know that this is set at a university in Brittain, so that was a fun treat, too!

Overall, I think this is really fun and the art is really cute, but it didn’t wow me the way I expected it to. This entire series is so beloved in the book community, but I think this could very much be the start of something amazing! I totally plan to continue on!

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❤ I read this for Contemporary-a-thon!


14 thoughts on “Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1) by John Allison & Lissa Treiman

  1. This was such a fun review to read, since I’ve read Giant Days myself! I gave it 4 stars- I liked how it was fun, but also had a deeper side, if that makes sense? I also ADORE strong female friendships- the trio was really the star of the book for me!

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