Book Review: Giant Days – Volume 10 by John Allison

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Title: Giant Days: Volume 10
Creators: by John Allison (Writer), Max Sarin (Cover Art), Julia Madrigal (Artist), Whitney Cogar (Colorist)
Social Media: Goodreads
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Format and Price: Kindle format and $16.82
Stars: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Creators:
The relevant links are available above.

About The Book:
The final year of university is about to start for best mates Daisy, Esther, and Susan, and everything is going completely off the rails. From finding somewhere to live at the last minute, to broken bones, to the looming terror of the adult world, this semester is one you won’t want to miss. John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrators Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal are our “resident advisors” for this action-packed fall term, which collects Issues #37-40 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.

General Observations:
~Character Development – Daisy: While I think the situation between Granny and Daisy was a little predictable, it was a good predictable, I enjoyed how the conflict occurred organically and, most importantly of all, the conflict was resolved organically as well. In this volume, I enjoyed how Daisy was able to be her “old” self again, I think she’s an excellent mentor for first years.

~Character Development – Esther and Ed: I was a little concerned with how the Creators were going to resolve the situation between Esther and Ed, however, my fears were unfounded. The conflict between them ends up being resolved easier than I thought it would be. I also like the potential future development of Ed and Nina, I’m not sure how things are going to work out, however, it does seem like Ed has a thing for red-heads.

~The Power of Friendship: One of my favourite aspects of this series is the positive portrayals of Friendship, especially masculine friendship. McGraw and Ed’s friendship is amusing and touching. Then there’s the fact that, despite vowing vengeance against Esther, Dean was willing to stall Ed while the others organised a welcome-home surprise for Ed. Ed’s other roommates were also super happy that Ed had returned. It’s the little moments like that that I appreciate the most.

All in all, another humourous addition to the series, only four more volumes to go and I have finished the series (although a part of me doesn’t want to), happy to recommend.

Available for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books

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