If you’re a fan of graphic novels and comics but want to branch out more into “regular” fiction, try some of these titles:
A Monster Calls: YA Ness, Patrick. Features haunting illustrations of the dark fairy tale of a monster in search of the truth.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: YA Riggs, Ransom. Includes eerie photos that make this story of an orphanage on a strange island jump off the pages.
The Leviathan Series: YA Westerfeld, Scott. Westerfeld collaborated closely with the illustrator, Keith Thompson to bring the Clankers and the Darwinists to life. Has a great “steampunky” feel .
Winger: YA Smith, Andrew. Hilarious comics and funny graphs and charts break up the text and make this moving and laugh-out-loud story of a rugby player’s trials in friendship and love at boarding school all the more entertaining.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: YA Alexie, Sherman. Illustrations throughout the book enhance Alexie’s diary format. Funny and entertaining.
Legacy: YA Sniegoski, Thomas. Features superheroes and villains, to the delight of fans of comics and graphic novels.