I'm still new to graphic novels. I read Maggie Thrash's memoir last year and loved it. This year I've given the graphic genre another go, with Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson.
The illustrations are superb. Victoria has done a brilliant job of drawing roller derby moves, and the techniques. She captures movement in her illustrations on a level I have not seen before. The story is well written and has layers of meaning. I learnt more about the sport and readers will learn about friendship and growing up. This book is perfect for kids about to commence high school, but it's great for big kids too!
I originally picked this up from my library, but I love it so much, I'll be buying a copy. I am hooked on the graphic genre and can't wait to bring you some more from this really cool genre.