Monday, November 25, 2013

A Boy and a Girl - Paul's REVIEW

***I was provided an ecopy of this graphic novel via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review***

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Title: A Boy & A Girl
Author:  Jamie S. Rich
Illustrations: Natalie Nourigat
Year Published: 2013

Release Date: November 27, 2013

Synopsis: Travis and Charley have just met. It's Charley's last night in town, and Travis can't let her leave without getting her to go on a date. In a future where real people are rapidly being supplanted by lifelike androids, sometimes one shot is all you get! Intelligence may be artificial, but the emotion is real in this futuristic romance from the writer of 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and the cartoonist behind Between Gears.

Review: A believable near future with humanlike robots. One boy meets one girl. And there our adventure begins. 
The artwork is very simple. It fits the story perfectly. 

If this graphic novel was a movie it would be an indie love story that someone like Zooey Deschenel would be featured in, although if I was casting this story I would definitely give the female lead to America Ferrera. The story takes place in a world with robots, but it feels just like ours. I like the way there was a unique fashion for the time period, but it didn't feel like over the top futuristic. 

Another movie that came to mind while I was reading this is Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist(which was a book first). That random romantic meeting that leads to a night of adventure. And on that adventure many existential and ethical questions are addressed. 

I really like how this story played out. It dealt with some really interesting questions involving artificial intelligence and ethics. I recommend this to anyone who likes indie love stories and robots. I give this graphic novel a 4/5. 


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