Sunday 19 September 2010

confessions of a blabbermouth - Mike & Louise Carey and Aaron Alexovich

confessions of a blabbermouth
Mike & Louise Carey (Authors)

Aaron Alexovich (Illustrator)

Minx a abandoned division of

DC Comics

ISBN 9781845765828

It was very humorous to find out that a story about a father ghostwriting for his daughter was written by a father and daughter team. This is not my favorite story in the MINX line, but it was a good read with strong female characters that learn to bond together. There are hints at abuse, bullying at school, issues of blended families. There are a lot of good topics covered in this book.

Tasha is headed for a breakdown. Her mother's new boyfriend is a writer who is spurring his daughter on to follow the family vocation. He is overbearing, obnoxious and pigheaded. His daughter starts attending Tasha's school and things get even worse. Then for the holidays they have to take a trip together to America; Tasha is about to lose it.

I loved Mike's first graphic novel in this series, and it provoked my tracking down the others. I was a little disappointed in this one, compared to the series as a whole, and especially compared to Re-Gifters. There are some good themes and topics but as a whole it just did not resonate with me the way some of the others have.

MINX Graphic Novels:

The P.L.A.I.N. Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg (May 2 2007)
Re-Gifters by Mike Carey, Marc Hempel, and Sonny Liew (Jun 6 2007)
Clubbing by Andi Watson and Josh Howard (July 11 2007)
Good as Lily by Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm (Aug 1 2007)
Confessions of a Blabbermouth by Mike Carey, Louise Carey, and Aaron Alexovich(Sep 12 2007)
Kimmie66 by Aaron Alexovich (Nov 7 2007)
Burnout by Rebecca Donner (Jun 24 2008)
Water Baby by Ross Campbell(July 8 2008)
The New York Four by Ryan Kelly (July 22 2008)
Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci (Sep 23 2008)
Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki (Oct 14 2008)
Token by Alisa Sheckley (Nov 4 2008)

All Nighter by David Hahn (Unreleased)
Janes Go Summer by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg ( (Unreleased)

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