Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
Reviewed by: EPL
By: Svetlana Chmakova
Call #: YA Graphic Chmak.S
In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different – math is hard, getting along with friends is hard…Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure is on even more once the school newspaper’s dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social experiment projects, and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen’s always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly; someone’s cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real life problems?
This is a really sweet middle grade graphic novel that is so full of heart that it’s sure to leave you with a smile on your face. Jensen is one of my favorite protagonists of all time, I’ve never rooted for someone quite so hard! Be sure to grab our copy of this one, especially if you liked the companion novel, Awkward!