RaveThe San Francisco Book ReviewOkay, well, this book is amazing. And not to sound bossy, but go get it. Immediately.
Regardless of who you are or how you identify, this graphic novel will speak to you ...Throughout this intensely honest and poignant memoir, Maia struggles with things like fitting in as a homeschooled kid, being terrified of puberty, and struggling to ask people to use is preferred pronouns ... Maia Kobabe tells is story with such skill, beauty, and feeling that you won’t be able to put it down or resist its magnetic emotional pull. Perhaps one of the greatest lessons of the book is that identity can be a cruel thing–for all of us. Whether or not you know much about what it means to be gender queer, you know what it means to feel out of place–and to feel that it’s your fault, rather than the fault of our habits, that you feel uncomfortable. Kobabe depicts er life with such skill that it’s impossible not to be engrossed and invested. E tells is story with fantastic humor and visual creativity, delightfully rounding out this deeply affecting and empowering book.
RaveSan Francisco Book Review...a phenomenal tome chronicling the ebbs and flows of various prehistoric eras and the lives of the dinosaurs and other amazing creatures that inhabited the Earth at the time. Brusatte’s brain-meltingly detailed timeline of dinosaur history takes us through different eras...bringing to life the staggeringly alien worlds that the Earth has been in the past ... Not only is this the best, most engrossing book about dinosaurs I’ve ever read, but it’s a book that manages to make you truly believe and understand what life was like for these creatures. Staring at a skeleton and letting your imagination wander is all well and good, but it takes a scientist AND a writer like Brusatte to bring that world to life in startling detail.