Bound To Stay Bound

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 Click (Click graphic novel)
 Author: Miller, Kayla

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2019)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 191 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 644539 ISBN: 9781328707352
 Ages: 10-12 Grades: 5-7

 Talent shows -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Elementary schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $19.08

Olive "clicks" with everyone in the fifth grade--until one day she doesn't. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups . . . without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up? In graphic novel format.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 500533
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 76238

   Kirkus Reviews (09/15/18)
   School Library Journal (10/01/18)
   Booklist (10/15/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2018 Gr 3–6—Outgoing fifth grader Olive has a problem: she's good friends with almost everyone in her class, but she isn't best friends with anyone. She's perfectly happy in her role as floating social butterfly until it comes time for the big variety show, when all her friends form acts without her before she realizes what's going on. Olive sinks slowly into depression as she fails to "click" with any of her cliquey friend groups, until funky, green-haired Aunt Molly invites her over for an aunt-niece sleepover. After spending the night watching old TV variety shows, Olive is inspired by the witty hosts and hostesses who introduce and banter with the acts on their shows, and dreams about taking on that role herself for the variety show. Can she convince her friends and family that this is the right fit for her? Heavy lines and calm pastels create the perfect tone to offset this introspective story of self-discovery. Well-defined, consistent frames and gutters, along with clear-cut visual storytelling and readable lettering, make this an excellent recommendation for fans of the format and newcomers alike. VERDICT Those who enjoy Raina Telgemeier, Victoria Jamieson, and the like will find this a lighter but welcome addition and be happy to hear Olive's adventures will continue.—Darla Salva Cruz, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 10/15/2018 Olive is well-liked by her pals and peers in school, but she is distraught when her teacher announces the fifth-grade variety show, and everyone else immediately groups up without her. Who can’t relate to feeling left out? Miller has introduced a rather large cast in this lovely debut, but everyone is distinct, and there are cues within each warmly illustrated, full-color panel to help keep readers on track. And speaking of visual cues, this is one of those books in which the silent panels say just as much as the ones with word balloons. Olive is a family-oriented girl and leans on her mother and aunt when she runs into her insecurities, and it feels like a real win when she figures out what her place is going to be among her classmates. Kids who have ever worried about their friendships or popularity will find solidarity in Olive’s familiar story. This story of a kid learning how to use her voice will appeal to fans of Shannon Hale’s Real Friends (2017). - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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