Source: From the publicist in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Series:Skooter Girl Volume 1
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
Amber lives on a remote, mystical island known as Tir Na nor’, nestled in a chain of islands in the Northern Sea. She is mischievous, bright, gifted, and always digging herself out of trouble. She is finally turning 16, and in her world this means she is now accepted as a grown member of her village. Her foundation schooling is done and she is expected to choose her calling. Her father is a gifted teacher and musician who has trained her in music and other skills, and has charted a course for her future. Amidst the celebrations on her birthday, Amber learns of buried secrets about her family. These unveiled secrets thrust Amber’s life into a tumultuous new direction and force her on an adventure that will change who she is, if she is to survive.
I am all for graphic novels of all sorts and I really love to see them with female leads, however, this one feel a bit short for me. The images throughout are very classic in style and very detailed but I felt that the story was missing parts and not really a cohesive story overall.
The story is about Amber and it is kind of like her origin story - she is in search for her place in the world and also for her mother, who has not been a part of her life. While staying with her uncle she get a scooter and thus she is now Skooter girl... no really... that is about all that I can figure out at this point. She has a scooter so thus the nickname/ hero persona.
Overall it did have some saving graces though - the main character was a female who was not overly sexualized and that is very refreshing. She is strong willed and a bit stubborn but I think that it all lends to some of the plot. The images were very detailed, so when the story was falling flat for me I loved looking at the images. I also really liked that this is geared toward the young adult audience, because I feel there need to be more. Another bonus was that it was pretty short at about 80 pages, so it was a a very quick read.
If you are looking for some young adult, graphic novels this is one you could add to the pile. It was different and interesting even though it fell a bit short for me personally.