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Giant days / Non Pratt.
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9781419731266
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New York : Amulet Books, 2018.

©2018
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283 pages ; 22 cm
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Although very different, Daisy, Susan, and Esther become fast friends their first week at university so when Daisy joins a club and begins behaving very strangely, Susan and Esther investigate.
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Based on the hit graphic-novel series from BOOM! Studios, the publisher behind Lumberjanes, Giant Days follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit; and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. While the girls seem very different, they become fast friends during their first week of university. And it's a good thing they do, because in the giant adventure that is college, a friend who has your back is key--something Daisy discovers when she gets a little too involved in her extracurricular club, the Yogic Brethren of Zoise. When she starts acting strange and life around campus gets even stranger (missing students, secret handshakes, monogrammed robes everywhere . . .), Esther and Susan decide it's up to them to investigate the weirdness and save their friend.


Author Notes

Non Pratt is a British author who started her career working on non-fiction activity books at Usborne, before becoming an editor at Catnip Publishing. Her debut novel TROUBLE was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the Branford Boase Award, and long-listed for the Carnegie Medal, with rights sold to the USA, Germany and Brazil. Her second novel, REMIX came out in 2015 and a novella, UNBOXED for Barrington Stoke came out in 2016. Her third novel with Walker Books, TRUTH OR DARE will come out in 2017.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Pratt (Trouble) adeptly tackles a narrative adaptation of John Allison's hit graphic novel series by the same name. The story follows the unlikely friendship of three girls in their first year at Sheffield University: slightly misanthropic Susan, a former amateur private investigator; sweet and unassuming Daisy, whose years of homeschooling render her more naive than her peers; and Esther, a music-loving goth. Fans of the comic will delight in further character development as the young women's friendships deepen. But even those unfamiliar with Allison's work will enjoy the story's humor and exploration of universal themes, including what it means to find and define oneself during the first year away from home. Pratt's strong storytelling reveals bigger issues behind mundane college experiences (missing classes, drinking too much). And shifting perspectives allow the reader to glimpse that despite each girl's armor-Susan's cynicism and sarcasm, Esther's goth attire, and Daisy's bright attitude-they are equally in need of each other. Ages 14-up. Agent: Jane Finigan, Lutyens & Rubinstein. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.