The Geography of Girlhood by Kirsten Smith

Penny is a girl that struggles with the abandonment of her mother as well as the difficulties of growing up.  Her life is further complicated by having a gorgeous sister and no looks for herself as well as an overprotective father.  Her friends don’t all get along with each other and the story starts off where sadly one is in the middle of being […]

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel

Ghostopolis is about a boy named Garth who is dying of an incurable disease and gets stuck in Ghostopolis because of Frank Gallows.  Frank Gallows works for the Supernatural Immigration Task Force Headquarters as an agent that sends ghost back to Ghostopolis. While chasing down the ghost of a horse and attempting to send it back […]

How to Speak Zombie a Guide for the Living by Steve Mockus

Liking all things Zombie and Sci-Fi, I couldn’t pass up this book when I was shelving at one of the libraries where I work.  This quirky alternative format book is worth a read for fellow zombie lovers.  The book presents its self as a guide to the humans left in a zombie infested world. The goal is to teach you to […]

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral is a novel done almost entirely from pictures and images with a few chat room conversations and copies of letters and newspaper articles.  This leaves it up to the reader to put together the story.  The story starts off with a screen shot of a newscaster giving breaking news of a missing […]

Alternative Formats

If you look in a bookstore or a library today you will see a lot of alternative formats from graphic novels, novels that are told through both text and pictures, novels told through the texting and chat rooms,  as well as books told almost completely through images (look for my post on Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral later […]