Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Yeah, nope. This was not for me, but clearly I'm in the minority.
You'd think I could relate to a bookish girl who reads Jane Eyre, likes sweets, gets picked on for being fat by her classmates, and identifies as an outcast. Something about that seems like it would be in my wheelhouse, but it definitely is not.
The story is tedious and absolutely predictable. It's the same story I've heard a million times with nothing new or different to offer. The artwork is so blah and then completely gimmicky. This is quite possibly the shortest graphic novel ever, and yet I was so glad when it ended.
Clearly, I'm the odd one out, as somehow, everyone else gave this book an almost perfect score, but I just can't with this. Even the side characters couldn't be more bland or forgettable. Just a bunch of stereotypes on paper. And I think the fox showed up at the end, because we were all so bored and something had to finally happen. So here you go. Have a random fox. Then let's add that fox to the title and color him up to maintain the art gimmick.
The best parts were the Jane Eyre summaries, but that's hardly original or unique. Sorry peeps. This is just not for me. At all.
Book 123 read in 2018
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