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Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz
Holy hotness Batman! *ahem* well, as you can see this is not your every day Batman comic. Throw your expectations out the window. All. Of. Them.
This Young Adult twist on the classic comic characters still has the gritty Gotham feeling, but turns the drama up a notch. Don’t let the setting fool you though, while totally revamping the storyline, I do believe the author kept the essences of the characters the same.
Bruce, and his broody self. Selena Kyle a.k.a Catwoman, is sassy and mysterious. Jack a.k.a Joker, is not yet full on crazy, but I can see how his future life of crime is taking shape.
While there is a love triangle happening, it’s not cheesy. It’s more of an obviously manipulative part played by Selena. The narrative is all hers and she’s telling the story. Leading the characters and the reader on.
Overall, I thought it was a very interesting and fun graphic novel about some of my favorite DC characters.
Note: There are triggers like bullying and suicide.
“And it’s time for a new adventure. After all, a cat has nine lives.”
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took--even destroy the ones they love--to satisfy their own motives.After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents' murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight--but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes ... and where everyone is a suspect.With enchanting art by Thomas Pitilli, this new graphic novel is just as intoxicating as it is chilling, in which dearest friends turn into greatest enemies--all within the hallways of Gotham High!