Mini-Reviews // GIRL, Rat Queens Vol 3 & Suicide Squad Vol 3 – I’m Not Gonna Pretend That These Have Anything To Do With Each Other

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Title: Girl: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You
Author: Karen Rayne
Publisher: Magination Press
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health, Science
Released: June 21st, 2017

Synopsis*: GIRL: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You is an inclusive growing-up guide for teen girls with information on gender and identity, dating and romance, relationships, and sex. It gives teen girls practical information that is uncensored, factual, and unbiased, and aims to help readers develop into responsible and informed adults and prepare them for healthy romantic relationships. This book also includes self-reflection questions, media resources lists, illustrations, and diary entries as additional supplemental materials. This book is unique in that it is accessible and nonjudgmental to all who self-identify as a girl.

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Girl is a non-fiction book that aims to equip anyone who identifies as a girl with information about the world, their bodies, relationships and their identities. On top of all of this, it’s super inclusive and Rayne does her best to insure every reader feels included and can find information that will benefit them in some way.

For these reasons I think it’s incredibly important for this book to be out in the world and I really do hope that it finds its way to those who need it. I think it would be a great addition to any library or teenagers personal library. If I could afford to buy this book for every single one of my cousins I would, but alas, I’m broke af and can’t even afford to buy it for myself.

I don’t really feel comfortable giving this book a star rating because a) I didn’t read it in it’s entirety and b) I feel like it’s not really right to rate something that is purely presenting facts for people to learn from.

Like I said, I did not read this from cover to cover, it was mostly going over things I have already learned but I did pay close attention to the sexual and gender identities parts because there is always room to learn more in that area and I did!

I don’t really know how to explain just how great and important this book is, because it just is. Highly recommend it to basically anyone and everyone, even those who don’t identify as a girl.

4 Clouds

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Title: Suicide Squad Vol 3
Author: Rob Williams
Publisher: DC Comics
Genre: Graphic Novel
Released: September 12th, 2017

Synopsis*: Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! Hidden somewhere deep within the world is a burning flame. It’s a fire fueled by hatred, by rage and by vengeance. Used, abused and left for dead, the greatest foe the Suicide Squad has ever faced returns to burn down the world Amanda Waller has given everything to protect. 

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I have really tried my hardest to like Suicide Squad.

All of the components makes for something I should love. But it just always seems to fall short for me. The Graphic Novel world is quickly growing and getting stronger and a big part of that is that the writers and artists are learning that readers want more progressive and diverse reads and that they kind of sick of the problematic shit.

Everyone else seems to be learning this, except DC. They’ve been in this game a long time and I’m sure they’ve made a lot of great contributions in the past but they’re not learning as they go.

They reinforce dangerous stereotypes, whitewash many characters (I mean Captain Boomerang never should have been white in the first place), and the female characters are nothing but eye candy for nerdy guys.

There was a twist which had Harley Quinn reveal she was wearing a Kevlar vest under her corset which I think was meant to make fun of the trope of women wearing little to no protective clothing which would have been funny… if it wasn’t for the fact that DC is one of the most guilty players of this trope. If it was just DC poking fun of itself that also would have been better but for that, to work they’d have to show a change in the future and I’m just not holding my breath for that one.

The story was fine, if not a bit unbelievable. It just didn’t do anything for me.
I’m not bothered when someone dies because they almost always come back. I don’t feel any tension or suspense because the stakes are never high because no one ever dies for good.

If DC wants to continue their work at the forefront of the Graphic Novel world they’re going to need to majorly step up their game, and quickly.

2 Clouds

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rat queens vol 3Details
Title: Rat Queens Vol 3
Author: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Released: April 13th, 2016

Synopsis*: Having survived the end of the world, the Queens follow Hannah back to where it all began: Mage University. A long perilous journey awaits the Rat Queens as they attempt to find out what happened to Hannah’s father while battling their own demons. .

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I loved revisiting our Rat Queens! It’s always a fun and wild ride!

I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the previous ones but I can’t really pinpoint why.

I am dreading the next one though as I’ve heard it goes in a totally different direction and not for the better??

In any case, I really recommend checking out at least the first three volumes of the series if you love fantasy and are wanting to dip your toes in the world of graphic novels, or if you’re looking for something a little different.

4 Clouds

Where to buy
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Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with advanced reader copies in exchange for my honest review.

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3 thoughts on “Mini-Reviews // GIRL, Rat Queens Vol 3 & Suicide Squad Vol 3 – I’m Not Gonna Pretend That These Have Anything To Do With Each Other

    1. Like I said, I didn’t read it cover to cover but what I did read was really informative and super inclusive so I think it would be a great resource for young people or even for older people who want to learn sex Ed from a more recent and inclusive perspective.

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