Teen Boat! by Dave Roman and John Green

14 Apr




Teen Boat! by Dave Roman and John Green

The Angst of Being a Teen, The Thrill of Being a Boat!

Copyright 2012


When people ask librarians “where do you find your books?”, we have all sorts of answers.  Trade magazines, online previews, NetGalley, book reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Horn Books and others, recommendations from other librarians and I love the Unshelved Book Club.  It’s eclectic with something for everyone.  I read this review in January, and decided to buy the book for my library.

With the arrival this past week of almost $10,000 worth of new books, I am happily devouring the ones I had not yet read myself.

Teen Boat is a graphic novel of a teenage boy who can turn into a small yacht.  Handy if you’re planning a party at sea.  It is silly.  But each short story has a beautiful graphic cover, an adventure, a teenage boy problem, a water problem, and other school anxiety issues.  See if you can spot the Little Mermaid story.  Besides the superhero(?) issues, Teen Boat’s best friend isn’t all what he thinks either.  Admittedly, I have a daughter studying in Italy this year, so I did use my translation program to make sure of what his best friend is called.

This is a weird, fun, punable book.  Try it out yourself!

Recommended: Grades 5+


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