Sunday, February 3, 2008

Dead High Yearbook by Ivan Velez Jr.

The premise of this graphic novel is that a bunch of dead teens are putting a yearbook together that tells the story of how each of them died. The deaths are all pretty gruesome with half of the kids becoming vampires, zombies or monsters.

Sounds like just the kind of story for a Buffy/zombie fan such as myself, right?

Ehh, not so much. I didn't find many of the short vignettes to be very original in story or artwork. I did think it was funny that all of the teens were forced to work on putting together a yearbook before they could move on to the next stage of their existence though!

I think teens will find Dead High Yearbook visually appealing, but no one's going to be checking this out multiple times!


Patti said...

bummer. good thing this is one of the books we had on our list! ah well, you can't win all the time.

Laura said...

Hrm. Too bad. I just saw that this is in transit on its way to my library to fill my hold. Guess it won't land on the top of the pile.