Book review: Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley

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Way back in 2010, I watched (and absolutely adored) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Seriously, it was one of my favorite movies for awhile. Turns out critics and viewers didn’t feel quite the same, but it still has a special place in my heart.

So, 2016 comes around and I’m supposed to read a graphic novel for my reading challenge. I actually never read graphic novels except under duress. The last one I read was Persepolis, and that was for my 2015 challenge. (And I did really like it, but it didn’t motivate me to read any more of them.) I was trying to figure out which graphic novel I might be able to read this year, and then this one showed up on Amazon. Since I loved the movie so much, I decided to go for it.

It was just as charming as the movie. And by charming, I really mean awkward.

I mean, Scott Pilgrim isn’t going to be anybody’s role model. That’s for sure.

Anyway, the first volume is short. It’s awkwardly funny. It’s a lot like the movie. I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I’m not sure yet if my 2017 reading challenge is going to ask me to read graphic novels, but if it does, I would certainly continue on with this series.

Final rating: ★★★★☆

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