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Peng!

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I think my favorite part of this book is the use of the word peng for the sound of a kickball. It's a distinctive sound. Really, though, this book doesn't have much in the way of a plot. There's conflict between teams, of course, but no clear heroes or villains. We aren't rooting for one team over another. No real character development.An interesting diversion, perhaps, but not much more.
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A frenetic, hallucinogenic sports comic that owes as much to mange tropes as it does to Scot Pilgrim (who, in a knowing nod by the artist, even makes a cameo here).  The plot is manga basic, and the characters are little more than cool designs with quirks, but the art is equally brilliant and overwhelming.  Fun for a quick reading.
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I couldn't get through this book.  The illustrations and the story - telling style confused me. I found the storyline difficult to follow.
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Peng! is action-packed with stories about kickball, hacky sack, and breakdancing. The strongest story is the first one about kickball. Peng! is funny and weird enough to satisfy late elementary aged kids to the hard-to-please younger teens. Anime and manga fans will enjoy this book. The outrageous illustrations intensify the silly action during the kickball match. It's a good choice for school libraries.
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Graphic Novel
I received an electronic ARC from Lion Forge through NetGalley.
A middle grades novel that will appeal to tweens, but it felt disjointed to me. The graphics pull readers into the sports and appear 3-D on many pages. I like that Lewis offers sports that are outside the mainstream. His characters are relatable but fairly one-dimensional. 
I'm not sold on the take a pill for the full experience message presented. It's too easy to see that message warping to reality. 
It will be interesting to see where this series goes in future volumes.
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A dystopian package filled with fun and action. The characters were interesting and the strips were nicely done.
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I was drawn to this title because of the cover and graphic novel design. The graphics are fantastic however for the age group I am focusing on (Primary age students) this text would not align within the curriculum for learning opportunities. I initially thought this could be a great book to engage reluctant readers however I think the content is more high-school/secondary education focused. The book has an engaging storyline, just not for primary age readers.
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Omg, I loved soo much this graphic novel!!! It has adventure, well drawn characters, it's funny and I really enjoyed it so much!!!
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A dynamic graphic novel with a focus on sports, specifically lesser known ones like kickball and hackey-sack. I enjoyed that the art was bold and vivid and the reader was invited into the story by one of the characters. The pacing, however, was a bit all over the place and hard to follow. That, along with a storyline that just didn’t grab me, meant this story was more of a “no thanks” for me.
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Peng! features energetic storytelling and active visuals. I loved the creative craft moves if this author/illustrator. A book I would gladly share with other readers.
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A bunch of kids go to a sports school specialized in unpopular sports like breakdancing and advanced kickball. The sharp art style and various 2-toned art is bright and full of movement. Action scenes are well drawn. Characters have a creepy, hollow-eyed look that gives the graphic novel a horror vibe. Overall, the scenes seem unpolished and could use a bit more thought in dialogue with the characters. However, action fans will find it amusing. I enjoyed the Thai Boxing reference.
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