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The Girl Who Owned a City Free download ☆ 105 õ A DEADLY VIRUS KILLED EVERY ADULT ON EARTH LEAVING ONLY US KIDS BEHIND My parents are gone so I'm responsible for my little brother Todd I have to make sure we stay alive Many kids are sick or starving and fierce gangs are stealing and destroying everything they find Lots of people haveA DEADLY VIRUS KILLED EVERY ADULT ON EARTH LEAVING ONLY US KIDS BEHIND My parents are gone so I'm responsible for my little brother Todd I have to make sure we stay alive Many kids are sick or starving and fierce gangs are stealing and destr. So I am looking through the youth graphic novels at the local library because this is where they keep adorable fairy tale books with morals and stunning visuals and Don't Judge Me Okaywhen suddenly I find myself looking at a girl with a rifle over a burning house and I have three separate thoughts1 This is totally BA with a BOLD B2 This must have been shelved improperly and upon seeing that there was in fact a Y shelving tag for Youth GN3 What in the Hell Library I don't think you should have this next to your illustrated Cinderella and Various Talking Animal talesBut it was so And to be honest the book's cover does not much merit it being the badass tale I thought it would be I understand it is based on a book and I might endeavor to read it but the story simply went off too uickly without time for explanations or considerations to be of much use as a graphic novelMain plot an epidemic kills off everyone that is older than 12 years old for some reason and obviously due to this society falls apart The dead people are apparently turned into dust as a couple uick lines between characters suggest This eliminates any views of dead bodiesso not very much gore or scary elements to be had The main problem comes in that children are not very adept to find themselves food GOOD nutritious food and are therefore shortly starving to death Into this picture comes our heroine Lisa who has the Idea and the Great Mind to make a society to keep everyone safe from harm and their bellies full GreatExcept it's kind of not you know because she needs to work everyone to the bone to build her city as she keeps referring to it because she is so Brilliant and everyone else is so Lazy and goddammit guys can't you do anything right without her Because the Great and Powerful Lisa does not share her food and supplies with people who haven't earned it She thought about how to get these things and they didn't so why should this ever so smart readself obsessed 10 year old share her overwhelming amount of goods Nope these kids gotta pay Even the ones who are older than her bow down So whatever They build her society to stay safe from wandering thuggy gangs might I mention that the story takes place in the suburbs of Chicagoand if that's supposed to be some commentary on gangssmdh Anyway the city gets ruined thanks to aforementioned gangs and Lisa and her ultraloyal minions decide to make a new community inside an abandoned high school Shit goes down People get pissy Lisa needs everything her way and she makes battlements that involve attack dogs view spoilerwho get fucking killed and none of these kids care what the fuck hide spoiler

The Girl Who Owned a CityA DEADLY VIRUS KILLED EVERY ADULT ON EARTH LEAVING ONLY US KIDS BEHIND My parents are gone so I'm responsible for my little brother Todd I have to make sure we stay alive Many kids are sick or starving and fierce gangs are stealing and destr. So I am looking through the youth graphic novels at the local library because this is where they keep adorable fairy tale books with morals and stunning visuals and Don't Judge Me Okaywhen suddenly I find myself looking at a girl with a rifle over a burning house and I have three separate thoughts1 This is totally BA with a BOLD B2 This must have been shelved improperly and upon seeing that there was in fact a Y shelving tag for Youth GN3 What in the Hell Library I don't think you should have this next to your illustrated Cinderella and Various Talking Animal talesBut it was so And to be honest the book's cover does not much merit it being the badass tale I thought it would be I understand it is based on a book and I might endeavor to read it but the story simply went off too uickly without time for explanations or considerations to be of much use as a graphic novelMain plot an epidemic kills off everyone that is older than 12 years old for some reason and obviously due to this society falls apart The dead people are apparently turned into dust as a couple uick lines between characters suggest This eliminates any views of dead bodiesso not very much gore or scary elements to be had The main problem comes in that children are not very adept to find themselves food GOOD nutritious food and are therefore shortly starving to death Into this picture comes our heroine Lisa who has the Idea and the Great Mind to make a society to keep everyone safe from harm and their bellies full GreatExcept it's kind of not you know because she needs to work everyone to the bone to build her city as she keeps referring to it because she is so Brilliant and everyone else is so Lazy and goddammit guys can't you do anything right without her Because the Great and Powerful Lisa does not share her food and supplies with people who haven't earned it She thought about how to get these things and they didn't so why should this ever so smart readself obsessed 10 year old share her overwhelming amount of goods Nope these kids gotta pay Even the ones who are older than her bow down So whatever They build her society to stay safe from wandering thuggy gangs might I mention that the story takes place in the suburbs of Chicagoand if that's supposed to be some commentary on gangssmdh Anyway the city gets ruined thanks to aforementioned gangs and Lisa and her ultraloyal minions decide to make a new community inside an abandoned high school Shit goes down People get pissy Lisa needs everything her way and she makes battlements that involve attack dogs view spoilerwho get fucking killed and none of these kids care what the fuck hide spoiler

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The Girl Who Owned a City ✓ Are determined to take away what we've built and rule the streets themselves How long can we keep fighting them off We need to find another place for us to live safelyA strong place a secret placeIn a world like this someone has to take char. So apparently if women owned cities they would turn into benevolent dictatorsSorry couldn't resistI think I'm officially turning into a GN snob A really great friend and librarian colleague of mine recently read this and loved it I just kept seeing the flawsI get that this came first That it's a dystopian tale about all the adults dying and the kids having to figure out how to survive and it stars a GIRL and the original book came out in 1975 I totally like the feel of the art And THE COLORING is freaking awesome MAJOR props to Jenn Manley LeeBut here are my complaints1 Sizeism Granted food is hard to come by when society is falling down around your ears But all of the major characters are thin and attractive Also pretty darn diverse for Illinois2 Publishing uality My copy had several entire pages slightly out of focus Hate that3 Nit picky Panel level storytelling There was one specific panel where I stopped and just couldn't believe that experienced graphic novelists had packed that much of an important speech at a pivotal moment into one tiny panel in the corner of a page pg 16 bottom right Take some time Let her get a panel for each sentence Using several panels spaces out how much time it's taking for the character to say the lines some tips might be taken from Jason Shiga Don't make us think about how much of a speech you're putting in one panel in the first place Also images are recycled which always bugs me when I notice it pg 119 Oh yeah and the lettering isn't hand drawn Which bugs me4 Didacticism Granted this came out in 1975 but I felt like it was screaming for an adult to ask the kid Do you think that the heroine was right or wrong to do what she did and claim what she claimed I wanted some subplots to distract from the agenda 5 Violence Granted I'm extrasensitive to anything that involves dogs but I didn't like that the dogs were merely one weapon and were trained to be vicious Also zero thought or attention was paid to how violent some of the kids defense methods were guns galore boiling oil explosives Violence doesn't normally bother me I LOVE the Gone series by Michael Grant for example but in a book that felt so message y I wanted there to be at least a nod to how violent the world became Maybe it's in the proseHonestly I was shocked that the creators had the GN cred they did when I read their bios at the end It felt like a project that was a publishers idea in a bad way A mostly successful one but one that didn't uite hit it for me Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À O.T. Nelson

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O.T. Nelson À 5 Summary Oying everything they find Lots of people have given up but here on Grand Avenue some of us are surviving because of meI figured out how to give the kids on Grand Avenue food homes and protection against the gangs But Tom Logan and his army. Got an ARC from NetGalley Expected publication is in April 2012So after I finished reading this I saw on the last page that it had been based on a novel from 1975 I have not read the novel or ever heard of it so I don't know what the similarities and differences between the original and graphic novels are Whether the flaws in the graphic novel are in any way the fault of OT Nelson––the original author––I don't know Anyway to briefly summarize the plot The Girl Who Owned a City is the story of a grim futuristic world in which a mysterious virus kills all the adults and turns them into piles of dust Our protagonist is a girl named Lisa Nelson who is determined to find and protect as many surviving children as she can But she is rivaled by another gang led by a boy named Tom Logan who wants to steal her power and form some kind of dictatorship over all the other kidsI obtained a digital version of this book via NetGalley which is like my new best friend in website form After I downloaded it I decided to look through it––so of course I ended up reading the entire thing in one sittingThis is an exciting and fast paced read and it's fairly short So it's something I would recommend if you were looking for something uick and fun And what with the current dystopian craze I could see this being a successful graphic novelLisa is a likable main character although I'm not sure how realistically she's portrayed I don't think her age is ever defined but supposedly she's younger than 12 Otherwise she would be a pile of dust I spent the whole book assuming she was around 14 or 15 because she seemed to be acting a little like a teenager Then of course I realized that wasn't possible Granted she seems to have gone through a lot so I wouldn't be surprised if she'd matured early But regardless of her age Lisa is easy to relate to The reader can feel her stress and frustration as she tries to keep everything together and keep everyone safe However I thought the other characters could have been fleshed out At least the relationship between Lisa and her little brother Todd was pretty nicely done and Lisa's friend Craig was also somewhat interesting But in the short span of the book I didn't feel like I uite knew most of the characters Most of them just seemed to be there to be Lisa's little helpers and not to have personalities of their ownAs for the plot It's not the most original thing in the world Basically this book is Lord of the Flies Gone and Maximum Ride combined Once you've read Lord of the Flies you've pretty much read all the books with the Oh no All the adults are gone plot so you can probably already guess what this book is like As for the similarities to Gone by Michael Grant it has the same premise where all the adults conveniently just disappear and there is only a vague explanation as to why More on that in a minute I guess I'm kind of stretching it with the comparison to Maximum Ride but the whole time I was reading this I kept thinking that Lisa is pretty much the same character as Max She has the same tough girl attitude where she doesn't want anyone to help her and she wants to handle everything by herself etc And it didn't help that Craig kind of has a Fang ish attitude with his whole Let's just forget everyone else and live by ourselves attitudeAnyway as I was saying I have the same issue with this book as I had with Gone by Michael Grant the reason for the adults disappearing makes little sense to me I believe that in Gone the author blamed it on a nuclear chemical spill or something strange like that In The Girl Who Owned a City this is the only explanation the author makes for some strange reason the sickness is not fatal to children You know for once I would like to see one of these post apocalyptic worlds where there are only children left books where there is actually a believable explanation as to why all the adults are gone Not only that but it would make sense if the adults didn't just vanish It would make sense if it was like the Black Plague all over again with rotting corpses all over the place Disgusting Well yes But far realistic I can't bring myself to believe that there would ever be a disease that would literally just turn people into dustThe originality and lack of explanation issues aside I think my biggest problem with this book was the lack of emotional reactions in the characters At the beginning Lisa informs us that it's only been a few weeks since the plague killed all the adults Yet none of the kids seem extremely upset They all focus solely on surviving and don't seem to remember anything that happened before they were left by themselves You don't have little kids crying for their parents all over the place I can't recall any point where Lisa and Todd had a conversation about their mom and dad It was like the author was so focused on making the story kickass that he completely ignored the realistic emotional impact of the story I understand if the kids are in shock or in denial or something but at least a little effort could have been made I mean in such a horrible situation I really wanted to know how the characters felt How on earth would it feel to see your own parents turn into dust Because I'm pretty sure it would be devastatingI swear I'm almost done ranting now There's only one thing I have to criticize and that's the endingWell of course if you're going to read the book don't read the spoiler Just know that it's a total cop out in my humble opinionview spoilerSo there's a point where Tom Logan shoots Lisa in the arm and then just leaves her there Her friends come and rescue her and take her somewhere else to get better Then one of Lisa's friends goes back to Tom and is like So I took Lisa somewhere else and she died And just like that he's like Oh okay So of course Lisa and her friends sneak into the school where all of Tom's gang lives and whatnot And of course Lisa gets caught and Tom has her tied to a chair for who knows what reason Instead of killing her he just lectures her about how pathetic she is And in return she's like Well you're the pathetic one You have no friends I feel sorry for you And he walks away He just takes his gang and they all leave THE END Ummm hide spoiler