Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test.
Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.
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However, Castellucci and Powell’s twisty story is so very worth the emotional investment and anyone who enjoys novels which experiment with storytelling forms with certainly be entranced by this distinctive novel.Read Full Review of The Year of the Beasts
...I was left with a lasting and emotional image of sisterhood both from Castellucci's words and Powell's images.Read Full Review of The Year of the Beasts
This book is an emotionally engrossing read and I would recommend that you keep a box of Kleenex nearby while reading.Read Full Review of The Year of the Beasts
The alternating chapters of comics, although at first seem incongruous with the rest of the plot, come together at the end of the book, developing a deeper meaning.Read Full Review of The Year of the Beasts
An emotional ride of a teen novel done with beauty and power, this book has an innate appeal thanks to its graphic novel portion and the dynamic writing.Read Full Review of The Year of the Beasts
Whatever the purpose, one thing is for certain — The Year Of The Beasts should be the next book you pick up.Read Full Review of The Year of the Beasts
This book was genius and I’m still feeling a little wobbly with surprise at the turn of events.Read Full Review of The Year of the Beasts
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