!!> Reading ➽ Losing the Girl (Life on Earth, #1) ➶ Author MariNaomi – Girlnailart.us

Losing the Girl (Life on Earth, #1) High School Math Prodigy Claudia Jones Is Missing Her Classmates Share Rumors Of An Alien Abduction When They Re Not Struggling With Early Romances, Fraying Friendships, And The Other Challenges Of Young Adulthood Emily S Trying To Handle A Life Changing Surprise Paula S Hoping To Step Out Of Emily S Shadow Nigel Just Wants A Girl Who Will Laugh At His Jokes And Brett Hardly Lets Himself Get Close To Anybody Different Chapters Focus On Different Characters, Each With A Unique Visual Approach.

MariNaomi s award winning comics and essays have been featured in over sixty print anthologies as well as on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, Midnight Breakfast, BuzzFeed and Her artwork has been featured in such venues as the de Young Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco s Asian American Museum and the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles In 2011, MariNaomi toured with the literary r

!!> Reading ➽ Losing the Girl (Life on Earth, #1)  ➶ Author MariNaomi – Girlnailart.us
  • Paperback
  • 280 pages
  • Losing the Girl (Life on Earth, #1)
  • MariNaomi
  • English
  • 07 May 2018
  • 9781541510449

10 thoughts on “Losing the Girl (Life on Earth, #1)

  1. says:

    Marinaomi s work I know mainly from her four graphic memoirs Kiss and Tell, Dragon s Breath, Turning Japanese , an artist who creates a very memorable voice This is her first graphic novel, a teen story, her most narrative effort, and I like it a lot It features four different linked stories, from the perspective of each character, Nigel Jones a black boy crushing on Asian Emily Emily, who is crushing on and than crushing on, later Brett, and Paula A Missing Person Poster for Claudia Jones appears throughout a homeless woman named CJ Claudia Jones appears throughout, too there s a mean bully boy, Darren These images characters stay in the background, in a way, but as they are present in the different stories they kind of anchor them, and wed them together, giving them some coherence As do the shifting teen relations between the characters who is kissing or whom There s also some joking around about whether it might be the case the missing Claudia Jones has actually been abducted by aliens, and cell phones don t seem to work in certain areas, so that s an interesting part of the mix.A consensual sexual act than kissing okay, they have sex happens here, with consequences, and these are early teens, I think, so that may be a consideration in your having a young teen read it, but this feels like tweens can read it ...

  2. says:

    Hi I wrote and illustrated this book, and I give it two thumbs up

  3. says:

    A bunch of unlikable teens deal with typical coming of age stuff while vague supernatural elements sort of intrude around the edges of the story Each chapter switches perspective and, in an interesting choice, comes with a change...

  4. says:

    I think there was supposed to be a sci fi twist to this, but it didn t really show up I think it ll appear in later volumes This was really hard to follow, the art was not great, and while I do think it accurately portrays many teen relationships, there didn t seem to be a whole lot of plot or unifi...

  5. says:

    Really enjoyed this first installment of a new YA graphic novel trilogy by MariNaomi Losing the Girl focuses on four teenagers, with their intertwining friendships, romances, jealousies, and painful conflicts You know, pretty much typical life for teenagers Looming behind all of their interpersonal drama is a missing classmate named Claudia Jones and there are some rumors floating around that she may have been abducted by aliens Throughout there are small, tell tale hints of possible strange phenomenon afoot But what could it really be MariNaomi draws it all with her trademark visual whimsy, employing all kinds of interesting touches and minimalistic magic Each chapter is devoted to a different character s viewpoint and as such each is drawn in a different style though all her visual designs coalesce beautifully The story is insightful about teenag...

  6. says:

    I read this in one sitting It s funny and serious, realistic and weird When I finished reading, I felt like gushing about it I love that each character got a chance to tell the story, and I love their complicated, confusing emotions The experience feels genuine The art style is simple but enjoyab...

  7. says:

    MariNaomi is so unequivocally herself all the time that she s almost always a joy to read, and this is no exception Raw and emotional while also cool and reasonably pissed off, and also WEIRD and a little random in the right ways, I enjoyed the beginning of this teen focused bu...

  8. says:

    This nails the petty teenage drama of high school, but gives each character a chapter to show what s going on in their heads and their lives so you understand why that seemingly petty stuff means so much to them.

  9. says:

    I ve loved all of Marinaomi s previous books, but they re all memoirs I ve enjoyed those memoirs very much because the content is always so honest and it feels like she s never afraid or embarrassed on what the reader will think and doesn t hold back That being said, in those memoirs she also does such a brilliant job balancing the humor and seriousness of situations so I was very curious to see how this fictional endeavor would be Wellright at part one I immediately began smiling Next few pages I found myself chuckling and smiling In this first chapter there is also a serious situation that had me invested in the character I m pleased to share that this is how I felt while reading the rest of the book Even though this isn t a memoir, I definitely knew I was reading a Marinaomi story She s like the literary equivalent to the films of Wes Anderson as they both have such a distinctive style and unique personality to their work All these characters all feel SO real and all but one in my opinion are flawed...

  10. says:

    This is MariNaomi s foray into the YA comics game, but nobody would mistake it for a Raina Telegemeier book All the formal inventiveness and creative minimalism of MariNaomi s autobio comics is on display here, and there s no pat resolution or clear positive message That ambiguity is the book s best attribute I like the way it trades off between four different romantically entangled narrators, slowly revealing the faults in each one s perspectives MariNaomi also adjusts her cartooning style for each narrator one section is all thick lines and inky blacks, another does away with panel structure entirely The through lines in each section are a missing person case and the ...

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