Teen Titans: Beast Boy Review

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About the Book

Garfield Logan has spent his entire life being overlooked. Even in a small town like Eden, Georgia, the 17-year-old with green streaks in his hair can’t find a way to stand out–and the clock is ticking. Senior year is almost over. If Gar doesn’t find a way to impress the Chosen Ones–the social elite at Bull Creek High School–he will never know what it’s like to matter. Gar’s best friends, Stella and Tank, don’t understand why he cares what other people think. They miss their funny, pizza-loving, video game-obsessed best friend.

Then Gar accepts a wild dare out of the blue. It impresses the Chosen Ones and his social status soars. But other things are changing, too. Gar grows six inches overnight. His voice drops and, suddenly, he’s stronger and faster. He’s finally getting everything he wanted, but his newfound popularity comes at a price. Gar has to work harder to impress his new friends. The dares keep getting bigger and the stakes keep getting higher.

When Gar realizes the extent of his physical changes, he has to dig deep and face the truth about himself–and the people who truly matter–before his life spirals out of control.

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Review

I’ve said it time and time again, but DC is KILLING it with these new graphic novels! They’re just so elevated and fresh! And I love seeing all of the authors I recognize for their books adapting their writing for a graphic novel. And the added plus is seeing these adaptations to characters I already know and love. I mean, I grew up watching Teen Titans so I of COURSE squealed when I saw Beast Boy!

Now, was Beast Boy my favorite of the Teen Titans? No, I’ve always been a sucker for Raven. But was he a close second? You bet! So my enthusiasm for this one was obviously through the roof. And then when I saw who the illustrator was I might have salivated a little bit. I mean, if you’re not familiar with Picolo’s work you definitely need to remedy that! I’m a sucker for good illustrations and there’s just something about his line work and eye for color that draws me in!

Honestly, this graphic novel is perfect for so many people. People who love comics, who want the nostalgia of Teen Titans, those who love graphic novels, and those who might even just be intrigued. It’s a great story wrapped up in a quick read that you can extend by staring at every little detail in the illustrations. So, the holy grail of graphic novels!

About the Author

Kami Garcia is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. She is the coauthor of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, which has been published in 51 countries and 37 languages, with over 10 million copies in print. In 2013, Beautiful Creatures released as a feature film from Warner Brothers. Kami is a cofounder of the YALLFEST kid lit book festival and the author of five solo novels, including her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels Unbreakable and Unmarked (THE LEGION series) and The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos. Kami’s first graphic novel Teen Titans: Raven, with artist Gabriel Picolo, is the first book in her TEEN TITANS series for DC Comics and the adult series JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY, from DC Black Label.

About the Illustrator

Gabriel Picolo is a Brazilian comic artist and illustrator based in Sao Paulo. His work has become known for its strong storytelling and atmospheric colors. Picolo has developed projects for clients such as Blizzard, BOOM! Studios, Harper Collins, and DeviantART.

Teen Titans: Beast Boy Tour

Join Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo for a series of virtual conversations about their new DC graphic novel, TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY!

September 9
Politics & Prose – Moderated by Danielle Paige 7:00 PM ET
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September 10
Blue Willow Bookshop – Moderated by L.L. McKinney​ 7:00 PM CT
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September 12
DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse
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September 14
Books & Books – Moderated by Jennifer Niven 7:00 PM ET
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September 16
An Unlikely Story 7:00 PM ET
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September 17
Mysterious Galaxy – Moderated by Jonathan Maberry​ 7:00 PM PT

September 19
Bedrock City Comic Co.Moderated by Claudia Gray​ 7:00 PM CT
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September 24
Miami-Dade Public Library System | Main Library 7:00 PM ET

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

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