Book review: Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Source: Borrowed

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

In my sadness over Vaughan’s year-long Saga hiatus, I decided to check out some of his other work. Paper Girls sounded the most interesting to me, and luckily my library had the first four volumes available, so I didn’t even have to wait for a hold to come in.

I didn’t connect with Paper Girls as quickly as I connected with Saga. That kind of surprised me since Saga is all this crazy sci-fi stuff set in space and Paper Girls could literally be happening down the street, but it is what it is. It’s a little spooky and a little confusing at first, but everything starts to clear up toward the end. I was very happy that I already had volume 2 checked out so that I didn’t have to wait too long to read it.

I’m really interested to see if I end up liking Paper Girls as much as Saga, since, despite a slow start, it really started grabbing my interest toward the end.


#mmd19: three books by the same author


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