Book Review #110-Peanut by Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe

peanut Rate from 1-5: 3

Reason: The plot of this graphic novel is that this girl just moved and now goes to another school. She fakes a peanut allergy to seem more interesting. The whole sequence of events made me feel really anxious because I kept thinking “Oh what would happen if she gets caught?” At the end she does, but I’ve spoiled enough for you to know what happens. I think I enjoyed it better reading it like a graphic novel rather than a novel, which is a definite plus.

Summary: Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it’s like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone… and no one knows you. Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there’s the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike. (Good Reads)


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