Paper Girls Volumes 1-5 Review

Paper Girls Vol 1-5

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

My Thoughts…

Once upon a time I didn’t like comics and graphic novels, and then someone told me to read Saga, and I loved it. Paper Girls is written by Brian K Vaughan who is the writer for Saga. It’s no surprise to me that this would be an immediate hit for me.

Paper Girls follows a group of newspaper delivery girls in 1988. That Halloween morning things spin out of control and the girls find themselves in situations they never could have imagined. They go on epic adventures across time meeting a diverse group of people. Even after 5 volumes I’m still not sure how these characters all come together, but damn the ride sure has been a blast.

When I originally started reading this series I had my doubts that there was going to be a way in which each of the girls could manage to have their own voice given the limited amount of actual words within the book; however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. These girls are no where near one dimensional and even in these 5 short volumes I’ve seen them grow in leaps and bounds.

Another important aspect of these books is the art style. The colors are bright and fun and reminiscent of the 80’s and also preteen girls. The line work and the vibrant colors help set the tone and bring these girls to life. I can’t recommend this series enough.

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