Mar 27, 2015

Recent Reads: Part-Time Princesses by Monica Gallagher

Part-Time Princesses
Part-Time Princesses by Monica Gallagher
Publisher: Oni Press
Publication Date:  March 25, 2015


Format: ebook
Source: Oni Press in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this book in no way effects my opinion or review.



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Working as costumed princesses at the local amusement park is a nice gig, but it’s not what Courtney, Amber, Tiffany, and Michelle want to do with their lives. These queens of high school have their own plans for life post-graduation, and they do not involve fixed games and fried pickles.

But when all their plans fall apart, what are the girls to do? Left with no other options, they decide to keep their part-time jobs as princesses–for the moment. But even that plan is threatening to fall apart, thanks to the sudden and increasing muggings plaguing the park and chasing away customers.

With their back-up jobs in peril, the girls have no choice but to take matters into their own hands and fight back. But the more they work to save the park, the more their part-time jobs become full-time, and the more their carefully-planned futures get pushed to the wayside. Will these princesses ever get their lives back on track?

Will they even want to?
This was an interested theme for a graphic novel. Four popular girls work at the local amusement park as princesses and their lives are falling apart. 

These are the girls that I hated in high school, popular, snarky, name-calling, rude girls - they know they are popular so they don't have to care about acting like people. So reading this graphic novel was cringe-worthy for me...and I kept thinking that these girls would become better people through their hardships Slight spoiler: they don't get much better.

The story focuses on them trying to help the park because it is all they have left, and yes they become friends with the 'nerds' but it never really seemed sincere to me...

The drawing was imaginative and the park looked cool, but there was some variations with the girls sizes and in some frames they looked squashed and chubby and in others taller and leaner - it was a bit weird - whichever body type they were supposed to have, I would have liked that consistency. So a three out of five for this one. It was a cute story but I didn't really like the characters.


1 comment:

  1. Yes, I was more saddened by the fact that there wasn't much character development away from cranky, snobby girl... :/ Oh well