Giant Days, Vol. 2 (Giant Days, #2)Giant Days, Vol. 2 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin
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volume two!

i’m still not wild about the art, and i liked this story slightly less than the first volume, but that doesn’t mean i’m not counting down the days until the third one comes out. i am writing this review before part 3 pubs, but it will likely be posted after release date, so i have just blown your mind with time-confusion.

and yesthis is the volume where the artist changes halfway through. it’s not wildly different, and i didn’t even notice it at first, since i was reading it for the stooooory, but s. pointed it out and then i was allderrr, true fact, s.!

old art:

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new art:

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so, it’s different, but it’s still not rocking my world. however, i do like the characters very much. and i can relate to all three, in different ways


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but i’m probably the most similar to esther, since we have the same taste in dudes

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we are both very camera-happy

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and we have similar approaches to confidence

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and compliments

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i like susan the least now, but only because i felt singled out and scolded

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eeek! no, i do not! i take back all i said!

in this volume, we have some romantic relationships forming, but there is disapproval

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as well as fretting about possible disapproval

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and the longing to be in a situation where disapproval could arise

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there’s also a great deal of dancing

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the story is a bit less fun in this onethere was less of the three of them togethertwo are off getting kissy, they scatter for winter break, esther blows off school to go to a concert with some nameless dude, daisy gets caught up in this bizarre friday night lights reverie, there’s a crime family subplotit felt very scattered. i liked the smaller stories, where they were just hanging out being normal girls, not getting all delusional and morphing into a character from a tv show, as awesome as friday night lights is. although i did love the punchline to the dinner party fiasco.

and there’s still some good banter and teasing

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some unusual confessions

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some good bro time

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a celebration of the female form in all its permutations

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and plenty of hugging, from both of the artists

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so even though i am not a huge fan of some of the more dramatic and farfetched stuff

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as long as the girls keep being charming and supportive huggers, i can stay on board.

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