by Minh Lê, Andie Tong
I loved this comic from start to finish!
Tai is such a deep and complex character. His close relationship with his family is at the heart of everything he does, and there is a huge emotional aspect to his story that really drew me in. Tai is Vietnamese-American, and his family heritage is important to him. I loved seeing the rich Vietnamese culture, and the traditions of kindness and generosity in his family.
The artwork is vibrant and colorful, with that signature green standing out in contrast to the other colors. I like the sharp lines and clear panels, with lots of expressive reactions from the characters.
The plot has plenty of action, backstory, mystery, and even comedy. Tai and his friends are a hilarious trio, and I loved their fun dynamic. There are some very serious and tragic scenes, some heart-warming happy moments, and some funny one-liners that had me chuckling as I read. It’s an excellent blend with a strong story-telling style!
I really enjoyed this comic/graphic novel! It’s perfect for middle grade or teen readers, but adults will enjoy it too!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.