RICH REVIEWS: Paper Planes

Title: Paper Planes (GN)
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Writer: Jennie Wood
Artist: DozerDraws
Letterer: Micah Myers
Price: $ 14.99 US
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: Leighton we see was a strong-willed little girl. Dylan is a classmate of hers. The story starts off confusing talking about a birthday party for Leighton and not separating it well enough as it shifts to a camp the girls are at. This is all cleared up fast though. The relationships between the girls is examined. At the camp Cricket, another girl becomes involved with the other two girls.
This book is completely about the relationships these girls form with each other. Leighton and Dylan are close friends yet at times they seem apart, Cricket and Dylan are becoming friends as well.
The campers get to go on a scavenger hunt.
The story keeps flipping back and forth from earlier in the lives of Leighton and Dylan to now at the camp. These two girls were the best of friends. At camp they are friends but something is going on. Looking at the past we see what that is.
Wow, Leighton’s parents are so judgmental of Dylan. Her parents are just awful as concerns certain people, like not “from good stock.”
Because of worrying about what others will think and how they will react Leighton has caused undue stress to Dylan. As a young teen girl has situation is hard yet she needs to consider what is best for her and for Dylan too.
The art is gorgeous showing the characters and their emotions. The characters are not larger than the life they are drawn to show they have a life. These are real teens and you will adore them all. You get to see the characters grow as people.
Leighton cares too much about what others think while Dylan does not care as much mainly she does for Leighton’s sake. Dylan is willing to sacrifice for Leighton. The love these two have for each other is so apparent. The hardships they have to endure because of it is heartbreaking.
Dylan and their outlook on their sexuality is stated perfectly. Life goes on and people move on. This book is a beautifully presented telling of friendship and love.

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