Life Sucks

by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria,
illustrated by Warren Pleece

color by Hilary Sycamore

First Second, April 2008

Grade Range: 9 and up, Age Range: 14 and up

ISBN: 978-1-59643-107-2, ISBN10: 1-59643-107-5,

6 x 8 1/2 inches, 192 pages


A YALSA Top Ten Graphic Novel

A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

An SLJ Online Best Graphic Novel of the Year

A Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2008

Library Media Editor’s Choice

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Abel and Soria's light approach, combined with Pleece's bright, Technicolor art, gives the book an entertaining Joss Whedon gloss to its Gen-Y bloodsucking melodrama.

—Publishers Weekly

I enjoyed the colors too, but that work is done by First Second's residential colorist Hilary Sycamore (doing everything from Laika to Missouri Boy).

—School Library Journal Blog


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