Book Rate: ★☆☆☆☆ (1/5)
Reading this book was a very weird experience, I must admit…
The moment I saw the cover and the title I got so excited to read it! I finished it in 10 minutes and my first thoughts were:
- “There’s barely any plot, like at all…”
- “And I didn’t even get to really know the characters. Not a single one of them!”
- “I’m the exact same person I was before I started reading this book. I only lost 10 minutes of my life.”
- “Or maybe not…”
- “Let me google the name on the last page…”
And that was when I understood that Mean Girls Club is not one of those books with kickass assassins like Throne of Glass‘s Celaena or an important feminist plot like I was imagining. It is simply a book that like all books is supposed to make you feel something. In this case it is discomfort: these women are unbelievable! They torture, kill, steal, do drugs, DRINK TEARS! It just reminded me of a group of guys from the Mafia or something… And then it hit me. This is the feminine correspondent, something I had never seen portrayed before!
And as good as it felt to understand this book, it still didn’t compensate for the disappointment it was. I think it would have really gained a lot if it had a little more plot and depth… I mean the drawings are great with their vintage side and all. But I really would’ve liked to know this group of girls better…
- Plot ★☆☆☆☆
- Characters ★☆☆☆☆
- Graphics ★★★☆☆
- Pacing ★☆☆☆☆
- Cover ★★★★☆
Synopsis (adapted from goodreads):
This bold comic is full of sassy club-singing sisters who you don’t wanna mess with! Introducing: Pinky, Sweets, Blackie, McQualude, and Wanda. Together they form the Mean Girls Club, a menacing powerhouse of ruthless rebels.
Publisher: Nobrow Press
Date of Publication: February 2nd 2016
Page Count: 24
Source: I was approved by the publisher on Edelweiss to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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