Supper Club

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Pub Date 20 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 18 Feb 2024

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Raina Telgemeier's The Baby-Sitters Club and Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki's This One Summer meets Lucy Knisley's Relish in this foodie fusion of feel-good friendship and coming-of-age drama perfect for Raina Telgemeier readers.

Nora, Lili, and Iris are seniors at Seaside High. Their differing schedules and mounting extracurriculars inspire the girls to form a secret club where they can hang without sacrificing their future aspirations.

Enter Supper Club, the delicious solution to their problems. When life starts to crumble like a cookie under the girls' feet, they rely on comfort food to hold it together. Can Supper Club endure life's most challenging recipes without burning to a crisp?

Select praise for Supper Club:

"Morrow expertly weaves together these individual stories, and their ties to each supper club offering, via emotive illustrations and well-paced storytelling. Morrow’s bold, sketchy line art and rich, dense color palette, coupled with luxurious food illustrations that one can almost smell from the page, couch the story in cozy, familiar atmosphere, making for a heartfelt—and mouthwatering—tale. Straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes for the novel’s featured dishes conclude." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The richly colored art is full of movement and personality, gestures and facial expressions bringing intensity to every character...Bursting with flavor." —Kirkus Reviews

"As good as your favorite meal. Friendship, coming of age, food, everything a story needs to be great." —AIPT
Raina Telgemeier's The Baby-Sitters Club and Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki's This One Summer meets Lucy Knisley's Relish in this foodie fusion of feel-good friendship and coming-of-age drama perfect...

Advance Praise

"The richly colored art is full of movement and personality, gestures and facial expressions bringing intensity to every character... Bursting with flavor." —Kirkus Reviews

"This graphic novel speaks to food lovers... Morrow excellently weaves nostalgic recipes in with true teenage problems as the school year progresses, and she throws in a little about mental health issues as well. With a message that everyone is dealing with something, the book successfully shows how, after a setback, things can get better with time. The illustrations are energetic and distinctive, showing off characters’ personalities without readers even needing their dialogue. As a bonus, recipes are included at the end. Readers who enjoyed Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novels will easily transition to Morrow’s teen drama. VERDICT A solid choice for any middle or high school graphic novel collection." —School Library Journal

"Morrow expertly weaves together these individual stories, and their ties to each supper club offering, via emotive illustrations and well-paced storytelling. Morrow’s bold, sketchy line art and rich, dense color palette, coupled with luxurious food illustrations that one can almost smell from the page, couch the story in cozy, familiar atmosphere, making for a heartfelt—and mouthwatering—tale. Straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes for the novel’s featured dishes conclude." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"As good as your favorite meal. Friendship, coming of age, food, everything a story needs to be great." —AIPT

"The richly colored art is full of movement and personality, gestures and facial expressions bringing intensity to every character... Bursting with flavor." —Kirkus Reviews

"This graphic novel speaks...


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Brilliant, teenage/YA, feel good, comic. The artwork style is a perfect match to the story. High School final year, hooray! But school timetables means it’s impossible for friends to spend time together. The solution start a club, ‘Supper Club’. We see the year unfold with school exam stress, futures to be decided or ignored, friendships tested. But ultimately we see the support that having a friend group brings. Read the comic, try them recipes (supplied, I really liked that touch). Good food and friendship, what more do you need? Thank you to Image Comics and NetGalley for the comic ARC. The views expressed are all mine, freely given.

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This was a sweet, easy to read, fast paced graphic novel.
Cute illustrations, with very different looking characters made it easy to follow.
Food brought our protagonists together, they each have their own issues they are working through, but cooking and 'Supper Club' help them to heal.

I adore the inclusion of the key recipes in the back of the book. Great idea!

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A fun exploration of how food can bring comfort during the hardest of times. I loved seeing the connection and comfort these three young women found in cooking during their last year of high school. This novel had a wonderful imagery and thoughtful portrayal of the issues one faces.

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I'm relatively new to graphic novels and I found Supper Club to be an absolute pleasure! The animation style is perfect for the mood of the story and in my opinion, the perfect animation style to highlight all the varied kinds of food.

I appreciated the Asianr representation through food that's eating throughout the year, as each season was complemented by another dish. The story line tackles some heavier topics with the harsh realities of adolescence. Supper Club handles these conflicts beautifully and uses food as a catalyst for resolution.

The recipes at the end are a wonderful surprise and I will SURELY be using them!

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Thank You, Netgalley and Image Comics for the e-Galley.

The art style of the illustrations in this graphic novel are great, and overall I really enjoyed the storyline and each characters journey however, there were parts where I got a little lost, like I'd missed a page and I felt really confused about what had happened, it did all come together in the end.

Love a book with recipes, because books with food in the forefront make me super hungry and make me want to cook the food mentioned in the book.

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(4/5 stars) This slice of life graphic novel was packed with so much nostalgia for me - a group of girls in their senior year decide to form a Supper Club to spend time together despite life pulling them in different directions (different classes, different clubs). The story was a bit choppy and some plot points were more left to interpretation rather than explained, but the story never got completely lost for me. I appreciated the diverse characters and the representation of the struggles that many high schoolers experience but may not realize are universal -- anxiety, friendships changing, disappointment, sickness, etc. The art was well done and overall I enjoyed the quick read.

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Thanks to NetGalley and Image Comics for the eGalley.

First let me say I am a big fan of Image Comics. I got into comics about 7 years ago when I met my husband and since then Image has always been one of my favorite imprints.

Supper Club is a super cute story with gorgeous artwork. The three main characters are all very different young women who are best friends. They come together with some other background friends to create a supper club as an afterschool club.

The friendship between the three girls seems very genuine to me. They rib each other and laugh together. They also lack the communication skills to deal with big life hurdles like anxiety and an ill parent. The main reason why I didn't give this 5 stars is because there is no conflict resolution. The characters never tell each other about their various emotional distresses. Either we are supposed to assume that happened in the background or that they genuinely never talked which I find hard to believe.

I loved the celebration of the different cultural backgrounds of the characters and appreciated the cute recipes at the back of the collected comics. I would recommend this for young adults/teenagers. I definitely wish that I had had a supper club in high school, probably would have kept me out of some trouble!

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I really enjoyed Supper Club. It was beautifully illustrated and compassionately portrayed the various struggles each friend was dealing with. I appreciated the diversity of the characters, and how they could use their nationalities' food to come together.

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Thanks to Netgalley and image comics for giving this opportunity to read this comic

i just finished it, i finished it in an hour, it exactly what i needed! i loved how it was just a simple light comic while actually delving into the characters minds and struggles, and how even if they struggle or have hardships and might stumble upon arguments with each other, they always find a way to each other :( i truly feel like if this comic existed when i was 17 i’d love it. because it did delve into so many issues but in the lightest way possible! it’s a cute comic and i loved the artwork and i loved how the author did include those recipes in there!

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🍜Plot: Three friends face senior year of high school, exams, and personal turmoil. To stay sane during it all, they create a club dedicated to eating and sharing food.

🍜Review: Graphic novels that integrate delicious looking food next to a heartwarming story is a superior story to behold. Morrow does a wonderful job of illustrating mouth-watering meals and telling a story young readers will easily relate to.

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Really enjoyed this one!! Slice of life and moving. Follows the typical struggles of growing up with a sort of food focus.

Love the touch of the recipes at the end of the book. Deff recommend this one for a quick slice of life read.

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I recieved this arc in exchange for an honest review. This manga was a cute/cozy read. Any manga with food in I love to read haha I'm a foody. I thought the recipes at the end were a nice touch.

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#NetGalleyARC This was a fun read. The characters were very realistic and believable and fun to follow. The illustrations were great. A very cute, quick, fun graphic novel read.

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This was cute!! I ALWAYS am a sucker for a book about food, particularly when it involves a recipe at the end 🥰 I loved these pals!!!!

representation: asian girl, hispanic girl

spice level: none

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Thank you so much to Image Comics and Netgalley for the free review copy. I really enjoyed this poignant graphic novel following three friends navigating a variety of life events and social pressures, from having an ill parent to friendship quarrels. The illustrations were gorgeous and I adored the bright colors and expressivity of it. I do wish the narrative arcs of the central characters were more well-rounded, but only because I wanted more.

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I like this cozy friendship comic centered around food and the memories that come with it. It was a nice slice of life piece that was well illustrated and made me hungry. I especially loved the addition of the recipes in the back!

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I really liked supper club. It is a story about a group of girls in their senior year of high school. After discovering that they have no classes together or clubs that appeal to them, they form their own. The Supper Club is their new club where they meet on fridays to have a themed Potluck.

For many reasons this book was extremely comforting. For one, these teens are not depicted scandously like modern media. They still are youthful and innocent. I wish still experienced life like that my senior year. Each of the girls are experiencing their own unique struggle, and they worry they can't share it with one another. Eventually, they find that friendship can help them conquer anything.

This is an? amazing feel-good read. I recommend evergone to at least give it a try.

I received this book as a free ebook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by the publisher or author.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read in exchange for an honest review.

I think sometimes it's easy to forget the pressure we put on teenagers. As an adult we look back and often think their problems are not 'real' compared to what our current challenges are. But they are - they are real problems and real stresses. Having a solid group of friends can help ease us through even the most difficult of times. Enter Supper Club. A beautiful idea for a group of friends to stay connected when the chaos of life pulls them in different directions.

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Good feel good teenage/YA comic. The artwork style is a matches the story well and a great level of detail. I loved the story of High School students swamped with their final year workload who decide to set up a ‘Supper Club’ as the solution. A tale of the importance of a strong friendship group as they go through school exam stress and hurdle.

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A charming story of three teenagers coping with their senior year of high school.

I really enjoyed this one. All three girls had distinct personalities and their friendship was portrayed really well. The depictions of their weekly foodie get togethers was great and made me hungry! I really liked the artwork. My only little gripe is that it felt quite episodic and some major events were left unresolved, but I still really like the book and the recipes at the end were a brilliant touch.

I'd like to thank the publishers and Netgalley for kindly providing me with an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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I loved this graphic novel. I was expecting a cute story about a group of friends sharing g
food and while it was that it was also about changing friendships, navigating life challenges, and mental health. I definitely recommend this one.

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I finished this feeling absolutely ravenous. It's an adorable and in places heart wrenching tale of three best friends who set up a Supper Club to make sure they stay connected in their senior year while also sneakily gaining an extra-curricular activity for their college applications.

The food we saw was amazing and the recipes at the end were drool-worthy. The ups and downs of dealing with mental health, family issues and illness as a teenager were well handled and really added a layer of emotion to the story but still allowed space for some humorous moments.

The artwork was beautiful and really brought the characters to life.

The only place I felt let down was I could have down with more food, the first chapter was so perfect it set me up for a full meal for each Supper Club but it never delivered on that.

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i love graphic novels because they’re just so easy to read, this was no exception! i loved the art style and the dyamics between the three friends. nora was so sweet and funny, and we both played clarinet in high school so i feel super connected. i’d definitely recommend this!

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Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC!

A nice, slice of life, cozy story about a group of friends in school. I like the idea of people bonding over something, especially food, and it feels like a fresh idea for a group of high schoolers to connect over. I wish I had something similar growing up!

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A heart warming and nostalgia filled book. Will definitely recommend. Great character and i live the way the food was drawn 🍱 🥘 🍲

Five star: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I absolutely adored this graphic novel and could not put it down. The characters are all really well fleshed out and their flaws are believable. The story touches on so many different emotions and was an absolute joy to read even while sad at times. I also really appreciated the recipe cards at the end of the book. It made me very hungry and the artwork on the food reminds me of Ghibli food!

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This heartwarming story is about a group of teenage friends who are going through their final year of high school. Recognising that they will have very little time together because of their studies, they organise a weekly supper club and they cook, eat and share their lives together as they go through the changes and challenges of school and life.

The artwork is colourful and the story is engaging. It is an enjoyable book with recipes included.

Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

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One of the sweetest stories of friendships falling apart and coming together that I’ve read in ages. The art is fun and dynamic, portraying youthful silliness and high drama with equal grace. Also, recipes!

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This is really wholesome and cute. I love the foodie aspects, especially the recipes at the end. I do wish there had been more focus on the food as the title is 'Supper Club' after all. I thought there may be more focus on the cooking and why they chose the food and then enjoying and sharing meals. However, I still really enjoyed this and liked the character arcs.
My favourite bit was when they made rainbow cookies and I also loved the cosy artwork that showed time passing and what time of year it was with halloween, new years eve, Chinese New year and valentines day being depicted in page spreads.

Would recommend as a cosy quick read for the rainy autumn nights with a cup of something warm and a cookie, or a comforting bowl of mac and cheese.

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Thanks for the eARC. This was a super cute story about friendship, coping with hard times, and the fear and sadness of saying goodbye to high school. It's very sweet, and relatable.

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This is a delightful book about 3 best friends getting through their senior year of high school together. As a food enthusiast, I loved the food theme of this graphic novel, and the recipes at the end are the icing on top. Jackie Morrow did a brilliant job tying in the food theme with the struggles that high school seniors go through when they are about to graduate. The excitement for what’s to come, mixed with the anxiety of leaving the known shines through for these girls as they navigate the finality of their senior year. I can see this being a great read for any high school senior feeling nervous about their next steps, letting them know they are not alone in those feelings.

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Supper Club is a cute graphic novel that follows a group of teens in their final year of high school who make a food club to ensure they spend time together. It explores topics of friendship and mental health.

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I liked this graphic novel a lot. It was fun, and the three main characters reminded me of the main characters from my favorite show, Amphibia. There was a lot of drama and they each went through issues but tried to remain friends. My biggest complaints are that the food wasn't actually that much of a focus during the story, and we never learn much about the other members of the club. Like, who are those others girls? They were never introduced.

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Supper Club
By Jackie Morrow
Thank you to Negalley for a copy for a honest review
Supper club has a cute and adorable art style, the story has many interesting characters and a lot of good looking foods.
I had fun with this graphic novel and would highly recommend it.
Rating: 5 stars

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4.75 stars. Thank you netgalley for providing this arc.

This was beautiful. I loved that each character had a secret struggle, and they all came together for comfort. The coloring was so pretty; I loved how it changed page to page and had gradients at times. The character design was super cute. I love cooking stories, so the fact that this has three recipes at the end is amazinggg. This comic was so well done; I’m excited for any work this author/illustrator does in the future

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I LOVED this graphic novel! The idea of friendship and food is everything I wish I had in highschool! I already went out and purchased a physical copy because I had to own this story! A must read!

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A sweet story of friendship, and the big changes that come with getting older/more busy. I loved the framing of food, and it really helped to see each individual's story in this way. Very cute, and I really enjoyed it.

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I thought this was a great, easy graphic novel read. It follows a group of friends experiencing their senior year and trying to maintain their friendship through the ups and downs of teenage life, family issues, relationships, and school. They try to maintain this friendship through the creation of a Supper Club.
This book is light hearted for the most part with the exception of some of the issues that the characters face. I think this would be great for students to see that reading can be simple and about a story of friends going through the season of senior year. The illustrations are well done and I love the themes around food and relationships. Different friends are able to show their culture and family traditions through what they share with their friends.

This could be an easy and fun book to read with students and then do your own fun food presentation with the class.

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Loved the way different cultures were represented by their food and how each dish was an important part of each girls childhood. The meaning of friendship and the importance of loving and being there for your friends was beautifully told in this story.

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Actual rating: 3.5

I absolutely adore food based stories. There is something so wholesome about how food brings people together. Supper Club is created when three girls, Nora, Lili, and Iris, need to come up with a way to get together after classes in their final year of High School. The story follows them along this final year as they go through rough patches in their friendship, conflicts between homelife, serious illness of a parent, and questions what someone should share vs what someone should/has the right to keep private. But through all this, Supper Club remains something special to the three of them.

The food wasn’t as central to the Supper Club’s plot as I had initially thought, but I really enjoyed the creation, momentum, and sometimes messiness of Supper Club. It felt like it represented all of their feelings and conflicts throughout the always complicated last year of High School. Each chapter is represented by a different food, and while we don’t see them cooking much - the story is much more about how people's lives move forward and they can come back and connect over food.

The art is fun and stylized and there is humour and heart that shines throughout the story. I would love to see more foodie stuff, but I think the story that was told was beautiful and exactly what it needed to be. I would definitely read more from this author.

*I received an eARC from Image Comics & NetGalley. All opinions are my own*

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This graphic novel makes me want to create my own supper club. Absolutely love the idea.

The art is cute. The story is wholesome. Themes like the power of good friends and good food and mental health.

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Thank you Netgalley and Image Comics for the ARC!

- beware: you will be hungry while reading this! I love books that center around how joyful food is, and this really captures so many aspects of the joys of cooking and eating with friends!
- I loved the drawing style! It was easy to read the story and the art added to the meaning!
- This book would be a great read for anyone in their senior year of high school (as well as everyone who has already gone through that particular rite of passage).
- I loved the friendships in this one! The story is really split between 3 friends, and we get a glimpse into their backgrounds/homelife. The ending really wrapped everything up so well, and it was so sweet to read!

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Supper Club is about a group of friends in their last year of high school who, after they find out they don't have any classes together, decide to create a food club so that they can still hang out. The story centers around their friendship, the challenges of life, and of course, food. This book does a fantastic job of weaving together the food they all make and the drama of trying to hold a friend group together when life gets in the way. The artwork is beautiful and the food illustrated represents a wide variety of cultures. The recipes at the end of the book are also a fantastic addition! A great pick for foodies and fans of realistic fiction alike.

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Supper Club discusses some of the worries and anxieties when graduating from high school and moving into a new chapter in life. A group of friends decide, at the beginning of their senior year, to continue to gather, despite their busy schedules, over shared food and conversation. As the group goes through various difficulties and changes throughout the year, they learn the importance of checking in with one another and supporting each other. This book also discusses the importance of reaching out for support when you are struggling. Content warnings: loss of a parent, mental illness, depression.

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Fun, realistic fiction. The gals seemed a little younger than high school seniors but I like how this book includes food and tough things kids go through. I enjoyed the recipes at the end of the book too. Good graphic novel!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the DRC.

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Anxiety Rep, realistic friendships, good food, and good vibes.

Kinda wish it didn’t skirt past a bunch of topics (ie. Iris‘ Dad, Danny’s drunk driving, the other friends.)

Made me want to start a „supper club“ of my own.

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a cute book! The drawings are nice and I love that there's recipes included in the back of the book. We follow Nora, Lili, and Iris in their last year of high school as they realize they have different schedules and attempt to make time for each other with a Supper Club. We see how they all navigate the pressures of school and life and how it impacts their friendship. While the book doesn't go super in depth Morrow portrays how hard it is to find the words for your feelings and what teenage friendship is like as well as how food brings people together. Overall a nice read!

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This was a sweet graphic novel that highlighted the way friendships can carry us through tough times. The story centered on a group of friends during senior year of high school with conflicting schedules and busy afternoons. With little time to spare, they needed to create a time they could be together. The answer is Supper Club, where their group comes together to make foods meaningful to them every Friday night. While scenes from Supper Club will make you hungry, it is the friendships and the way the three characters overcome difficulties that make the story. The art is well rendered with a lovely color palette. The illustrator manages to bring believable and interesting movement and impact to high emotion scenes. (Thank you to Netgalley and Image Comics for the ARC)

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I really loved this one! It made me so nostalgic for my high school days and the friendships I had. I loved that it felt very slice-of-life, and even though the story was a little choppy at times, I loved that food was the thread tying it all back together. This just felt so true to life—the girls were caught up in stuff at school, drama that wouldn’t matter ten years down the road, but also more serious personal issues, too. The art was warm & charming, and I just had a really good time reading this. And the recipes included are begging me to try & cook something new! Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a heartwarming read!

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This was a fun, cozy coming of age story. Not all the storylines were resolved, and some of the bigger plot points were left unsaid in a way that was slightly confusing. I think this would be a good read for any teenager,

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Loved all of the characters different personalities and the incorporation of food. The story is so cozy and relatable. A very cute read.

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‘Supper Club’ with story and art by Jackie Morrow is a graphic novel about good friends about to graduate and go separate ways.

Nora, Lili, and Iris are in their final year of high school with increasingly different lives and pressures. They start a supper club for an extracurricular activity and it acts as a connection point for the friends. But life and pressure increasingly stresses individuals and friendships.

There was a point near the end where this book won me over. Before that point, I felt it was a pretty mediocre effort. It finishes well, so my advice is to stick with it.

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I enjoyed this story so much. It is a perfect coming of age story, that happens to include food. The girls in this book are all seniors in high school but all going through such different things in their own lives. The Author has created an amazing story of happiness, sadness, triumph, and learning. Each girl in the story is coming into their own and understanding that sometimes you don’t really know what is 100% going on in someone else’s life. I love the club aspect to it and the variety of foods included in the story.

I feel that even as a 28-year-old I can remember back in high school and relate to these girls. Each one of them has relatable aspects. Whether it be losing someone, having rocky friendships, or having strict parents. Each girl is so well written and displayed their life dynamics that I think everyone can either find one girl they related to a lot or have parts of each that you can relate to.

I honestly cried at points because I remember feeling the same emotions that these girls were going through in different events of the book and how it felt hard at the time to understand why certain life events where happening. I love that the club helped keep them together and always brought them back together not matter what happened.

The illustration style is so cute! It may not be one of my favorite styles, but I think it works for the story and the feelings it tries to evoke. I also really enjoy at the end you get the recipes for all the things made. I am going to try some of them because they looked delicious.

I would recommend this book to anyone I know that is between 12-22 that is going through a rough patch in life, in friendship or if I knew they need a feel-good book to pick them up. I would also recommend it to anyone older then 22 that wants a feel-good book because honestly this made me feel so many things but, in the end, it was like a warm hug.

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This cute comic by Jackie Morrow is entertaining and enjoyable. The characters in Supper Club are three high school seniors, Nora, Iris and Lili, who want to spend the most amount of time together as possible before they graduate. The girls cannot agree on whether to get involved with sports or a school club so they invent the supper club for themselves only. At each meeting they are supposed to bring one dish to share with everyone else. Nora has taken the lead for the group but they alternate meeting at each other's homes.

The characters in this story are believable. They accurately portray how high school seniors behave and the dialogue between them is spot on. Each of them has the usual parental issues to deal with. Some do a better job than others. What the adult reader gets is a trip down memory lane. My own school experiences matched what Nora, Iris and Lili experienced. The comic strip panels were colored with primary colors and I love how the author showed their hair flying in the air when they were frazzled.

I received a free copy of the book by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I am happy to say Supper Club is a fantastic read.

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It's senior year, and three pals realize they share no classes or extracurricular activities. How can they make the most of their dwindling time together? By forming a supper club that will guarantee they get together regularly to share good food and good times.

This had a nice, old-fashioned appeal to it. I liked the art, and LOVED the fact that this is relationship-based rather than relying on supernatural themes to attract teen readers.

And - recipes! Yum!

Thanks to NetGalley and Image Comics for the read.

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**ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review**

Supper Club by Jackie Morrow was a beautiful and moving coming-of-age graphic novel about a group of girl friends who form a club around food so they can still spend time together in their last busy year of high school. This is a story that truly felt like a labor of love by the author/illustrator. From the unique and interesting characters and their differing struggles, to all the delicious foods described and the recipes in the back, everything just came across as so touching and warm. You wanted to hug everyone and eat everything and maybe even cook something, and that is truly a feat to get me to want to do that. The art was also lovely and colored so prettily. I loved this graphic novel that was really about friendship, food, and family at its core. Some may want to look into triggers, but I would highly recommend this for teenage readers and up.

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This is a really great book. I’m obsessed with the character design and the art is so eye-catching and expressive. The stories are both exciting/funny and cozy/thoughtful. The Supper Club members are adorable and relatable. But then the RECIPES?? And the CONCEPT ART?? MY HEART!!

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Nora, Lili and Iris have one year of high school left before they go off to college. In order to make the most of their time, they create something they call ‘Supper Club’ – a dedicated time for them to eat, drink and be merry together. But as the year progresses and each girl finds themselves busy facing new obstacles, will their time at Supper Club strengthen their bonds or just become a nice idea they once tried?

Supper Club was a joyous read. Full of sumptuous food and a healthy glug of friendship, paired with beautiful illustrations. It was a quick, simple read, but perfectly paced and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The recipes at the end were a lovely touch too.

Overall, Supper Club is a perfect cosy read that celebrates the power food has to bring people together.

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Supper Club blends friendship, family, and food in a delightful way. The club is Nora, Lili, and Iris’ way of keeping their friendship close despite demanding schedules. Their last year of high school has these girls juggling their extra curricular activities and making time for each other. This is a common struggle for teens as growing up sometimes means growing apart. I enjoyed the way the club food drew in family memories and shared those among the friends. After a strong introduction, the supper club seems to be a secondary plot line but it is featured prominently as part of the resolution. Overall, this was an enjoyable read that shows the power of food to unite and to heal.

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A gorgeous graphic novel for foodie fans everywhere. I loved the illustrations, the final year frustrations, and most of all the friendships between the three main characters. A really gorgeous read.

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I adored this lovely coming of age graphic novel that focused on friendship and food. The artwork and dialog provided a beautiful look at the bonds of friendship during periods of change and how food has the power to bring people together. I love how the story used food as an avenue to build connections and provide a safe haven for these girls. The story was beautiful and the art was amazing!

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This was a sweet coming of age story about the last year of high school for 3 friends. They wanted to spend time together, and started the Supper Club so that they could spend time together with free food. The art was fun, and all 3 teens had more going on at home. It made for a compelling story.

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This is a sweet and funny book about growing pains, friendship, and good food. I loved the dynamics of the friend trio. Being a teenager is hard, and keeping up with your friendships is even harder, especially as high school seniors when many students are preparing to graduate and head off to college and that next chapter in life. I thought it was creative how Nora came up with the Supper Club idea to keep their relationships intact during the school year.

It is an emotional read as we see each girl dealing with her own problems throughout the school year. They are each facing difficulties and obstacles in their lives, but they help each other navigate these rocky times. Even when they bicker and fight with each other, they always seem to come together because they honor and respect their sacred friendships. It was lovely to watch unfold during the story.

I wished there were more food or cooking scenes, but what we did get was amazing. The illustrations were very appealing and engaging. I also liked this style of graphics because, at times, it almost looked like rough sketches of a storyboard, but then in the next panel, we’d see the beautiful completed graphics. Some people may not like this type of artwork, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also appreciated the recipes included at the end of the book. That was a nice touch.

This quick and easy read will make you hungry and give you all the warm feels. Definitely recommend it!

Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. These are my own thoughts and opinions.

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Supper Club is not only really good but really emotional. I enjoy every second of it and it really hit me in the feels.
Lili, Iris and Nora each have their own struggles and they have to juggle all of their problems, school and Supper Club. It's really beautiful to see it unfold

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I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I expected a variety of shorter stories with food being a big highlight. What I ended up reading was much more profound, but still with a love of food. The story centers on three friends in their senior year of high school wanting to remain connected despite their many responsibilities and schedules that come with a new school year. Thus they create a supper club to share a potluck meal together with food that means something to the person who brought it and wanted to share that experience with others. The reader sees how each friend navigates through their year as individuals and as a group and how they decide to deal with the obstacles along the way. Think Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but with food.

Well somewhat with food. For a book about an after school club about food for food lovers, I hoped there was more food or more recipes. Some of the best scenes involved food! For example, one of the friends teaches her friends how to make rainbow cookies. The scene is instructional but also engaging and well-drawn that it is a fun way to share a recipe with readers as well as the characters in the story. Another scene is taking frustration out on the mafongo and that the act of cooking can be therapeutic. I just wish there was more.

Overall the story was great, the characters were fully dimensional and easy to empathize with, and the drawing was beautiful, especially in the depiction of anxiety and depression. I would love to use this book as a way to show others how people experience anxiety or feel grief because sometimes it is hard to describe abstract emotions with words alone. The panel with the different outlines depicting an out-of-body experience of the character's anxiety attack was extremely relatable to me, personally!

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A sweet and moving story about family, friendship, and the warmth of sharing a meal and the memories that will stay with us forever with food.

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A group of friends looking to spend more time together their senior year create the Supper Club, where food and friendship combine. This graphic novel follows the senior year of Nora, Iris, and Lili. Decision, grief, mental health and more are discussed amongst pages of good food and companionship.

I adored this slower paced graphic novel. The pacing worked beautifully and I loved that the girls came to good resolutions and discussed the bigger topics this book presented. A stunning and simple lovely read, along with some killer recipes in the back!

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I didn’t realize this was a release from last year, but I absolutely adored this graphic novel. The title is originally what drew me to the story, however, the characters and their journey are what made me stay. I loved the idea of teens finding a way to stay in touch despite their busy and h matching schedules. This truly mimics adult life. I think they text and art both convey real, deep teen feelings especially highlighting that everyone is going through something. I really enjoyed all the food descriptions and illustrations as well. Definitely wouldn’t mind having a hard copy of my graphic novel shelf.

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Supper Club is a graphic novel about a group of friends in their senior year of high school who decide to create a club. The author tied the food aspect to the characters and their personal struggles very well. It's lighthearted while having serious topics being discussed. Reading this made me reminiscent of my high school journey and the feeling of growing up. I highly recommend giving this a read and bonus points for the author including recipes in the back of the novel.

Thank you to NetGalley and Image Comics for an e-copy of this novel.

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This was such a fun, short read about friendship and the power of good food. I loved how the chapters were named after different foods and the stories that went with the different dishes were really heartwarming.

The food looked amazing and there were recipes at the back which I loved!

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This was such a nice coming-of-age story about three friends who started a supper club in order to keep their friendship strong during their senior year of high school. This graphic novel follows their friendship while they go through the hardships of life such as the illness of a parent, mental health issues, the stress of school, as well as making the hard decisions teens face in their final year of high school.

The illustrations were engaging and the food all looked delicious. Each chapter heading was dedicated to the food that they made that week in their club.

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The supper club was a cute story about friendships and hardships. It was a good reminder to not be angry at someone when they’re going through a hard time. Try to be more understanding when your friends can’t be there for events and can’t be as happy for you because of what they’re going through. I enjoyed the storyline, the characters were cute and quirky, I especially loved Lili. She was the cutest. My favorite part of this book is the fact that there are recipes! Real life recipes so you can make the foods from the book! How cool is that? I very much enjoyed reading this.

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A cozy, feel-good graphic novel about the importance of friends even when times are tough. I loved the artwork, the story, and especially the food! I think the book does a good job of showing how food is central to our cultures, families, and lives., and that by sharing food with one another, love is also shared. The book contains recipes so you can make these foods as well.

My only critique of the book is that I wanted more from the individual struggles the friends face. I wanted each story to be fleshed out a bit more.

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'Supper Club' by Jackie Morrow is a heartwarming graphic novel that explores the power of friendship, food, and the complexities of growing up. At its core, it's a sweet coming-of-age story that revolves around a group of seniors who find solace and connection through their shared love of food. This unlikely supper club becomes a place where they not only bond but also confront their personal struggles.

This book evokes a wide range of emotions. The warm feelings associated with gathering around a table of food with loved ones had me feeling very nostalgic. At the same time, the story isn't afraid to explore sometimes difficult issues like anxiety, grief, and toxic relationships. I felt empathy as the teenagers confronted their personal challenges.

The book boasts a quick and engaging pace, making it an easy and enjoyable read and the characters in "Supper Club" are incredibly lovable and diverse, each bringing their own unique perspective to the story. While the characters had depth, I couldn't help but wish for a bit more exploration of each character's journey. Delving a little deeper into their individual stories could have added even more richness to the narrative. Additionally, a bit more focus on the role of food in bringing people together, perhaps through a few extra illustrated panels of the supper club meetings, would have enhanced the story's overall impact.

One of the standout features of the book is its subtle nods to culture, tradition, and the powerful role of food in bringing people together. The illustrations beautifully complement the narrative, evoking a sense of community and warmth. It's a delightful story that I could easily envision as a binge-worthy Netflix adaptation, offering an even broader audience the chance to savor its heartwarming charm.

I would happily explore and recommend more works by Jackie Morrow. It's an ideal entry point for those new to the graphic novel genre, particularly young adults and new adults seeking a heartwarming and cozy story. If you're in search of a feel-good, warm graphic novel, this is a great choice.

Rating: 4.25 stars

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Special thanks to NetGalley and Image Comics for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a sweet "coming of age" comic about a friend group that is going through their last year of high school and realizing that they don't have much time with each other. I wish that the recipes had been dispersed throughout the book instead of at the end and that there had been more focus on the actual supper club.

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Date finished: 12th November 2023
Publish date: 20th September 2023

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Thank you @Netgalley for approving this eARC in exchange for an honest review.

With none of the same classes and a tonne of different extracurricular activities, 3 friends; Nora, Lili and Iris decide to create a Supper Club. This way they don't sacrifice spending time together, and cooking up amazing dishes while helping each other get through senior year.

This was a sweet and cute read. The characters were very likeable, although, it did take a bit before I could differentiate each one. The pacing was also a little on the fast side, so some of the problems felt like they were over before they began.

The food that was made in Supper Club looked so damn good. I also loved that there are some recipes in the back of the book.

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Cute YA graphic novel. There’s a lot of teen drama but this is a YA book. It was a super fast read. The illustrations are cute. The recipes included at the end look delicious.

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This YA graphic novel is super sweet! I read it in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it! A small group of friends decide to start a "Supper Club" to make up for none of them having classes or any other extracurriculars together during their senior year of high school. Not only does the reader see the friends' high moments as they spend time together cooking and eating a variety of diverse foods but the reader is shown the private, low moments each of the girls are going through individually. That time in your life is fun as you're holding onto your last moments of childhood free time. But on the flipside, they are beginning to prepare for their future and experiencing huge feelings, not only about college, but about choices, responsibilities, family, and anxiety. The art is super playful and colorful. The food descriptions and illustrations made me hungry! Good thing recipes were included at the end of the book!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review!

This was such a lovely story. A group of friends on the cusp of their high school graduation realize how much their lives are changing and being drawn in different directions. In a last-ditch effort to preserve their friendship, they create Supper Club where they cook and eat together every week, sharing nostalgic dishes from childhood.

I think it's so important that young people understand that the older you get, the less our important relationships resemble what they did in childhood. You can still be friends even when life is taking you in different directions. You don't have to pull away or worry about being a burden. Real friends won't mind, no matter how difficult the burdens are.

The recipes at the end of the book look wonderful and I can't wait to try making them! What a wonderful read!

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I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the concept. I LOVE when any book has recipes in the back. But I felt like it flowed TOO easily and didn’t really plunge any depths. It was very surface. It had serious things going on! But didn’t really offer anything below the introduction of the issues. It was great, but it could have dug a little deeper.

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I loved this book and I would have loved it even better as a teenager. This book is quite predictable in places and sometimes the art style was a little unpolished but these are not things I would have noticed at 14/15 years old.

This book also tackled some difficult themes well but I would have liked them to be more developed in sequels that I was but excited to pick up

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Dang it the ending got me 🥺💗

"Whenever I feel alone and scared I imagine I'm here, making food with my friends"

The story follows three friends - Iris, Nora and Lili - and their different journeys through high school. Afraid that they'll drift apart now that they were each going in different directions, the three friends decide to meet up and cook together each week, thus forming 'the Supper Club'.

I really appreciated how Jackie Morrow presented each of the girl's stories and tied it all together with the cooking club. I know the food isn't real but damn did it look good ✨ (I've personally saved the Italian Rainbow Cookies recipe to make later because they look DELIGHTFUL)

There were certain threads to the story that I wish had been tied off and given a better resolution, such as Iris' dad, Lili's relationship with Danny and Nora's anxiety - but I'm glad the girls were able to make up by the end at least.

'Supper Club' is a warm and colourful coming of age graphic novel that perfectly portrays the ups and downs of friendships and highschool life during a hard and turbulent age. If you're looking for a story with 'The Baby-sitter's Club' vibes then look no further!


— Thank you Netgalley and Oni Press for providing the eARC in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own

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Many thanks to NetGalley and Image Comics for a review copy of this book.

Graphic novels are really popular in my school library, and I'm always on the lookout for new ones covering different areas of life to recommend to the students. The illustrations in this book are beautiful - I learnt a lot about different types of food from various cuisines, some of which I'm keen to try. It was also very touching in places - the friendships between the characters are central to the story and reflected in the food they share together. The portrayal of mental health is also sensitively done; the art design for the part where Nora is having a panic attack was very effective. I'm definitely going to look into getting a copy for the library.

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Nora, Lili, and Iris are seniors at Seaside High. Their differing schedules and mounting extracurriculars inspire the girls to form a secret club where they can hang without sacrificing their future aspirations.

Enter Supper Club, the delicious solution to their problems. When life starts to crumble like a cookie under the girls' feet, they rely on comfort food to hold it together. Can Supper Club endure life's most challenging recipes without burning to a crisp?- Goodreads

I loved this book and not only because of the recipes and all the food images. This was a well written, super easy to read and get into. Each character is going through something that affects their friendship and overall senior year. But the way that the author was able to tie everything together was fantastic. There wasn't any hiccups in the story; everything flowed.

The artwork was detailed, colorful, vibrant and the food was inspiring. The book was inspiring because it made me think of recipes that mean something to me and recipes that I want to make to mean something for my family.

I can't stress this enough but it is a buy for me to add to my collection.

4 Pickles

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A sweet and emotional journey that follows three friends through their last year of high school. Each of them is going through something, and their hobbies and activities are quite different, but they find time to be together through their mutual love of food.

I can recommend this graphic novel to readers who enjoy a cosy, atmospheric reading experience, coming-of-age stories, and female friendships

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I really enjoyed The Supper Club, it showed how food can bring people together even during difficult times. The storyline was very good and I loved the artwork. Easy to read and has a message of hope above all odds.

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This is a lovely graphic novel about the importance of friendships and chosen family. A group of kids all get so busy that they struggle to see each other, so they create what we come to know and love as the Supper Club. Each character we follow is going through difficulties in their personal lives that makes them feel isolated and alone. Not only does this go to show how important the people around us are, it shows the comfort food can bring too. Happy memories tied to some of your favourite childhood dishes, and then sharing those with your friends, creating bonds and making new memories. A fun and heartwarming story, mixed with some emotional scenes. You also get some of the recipes for their favourite dishes brought to the Supper Club, so you can become a member too!

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Supper Club is a sweet and savory slice of life story following a group of teenagers trying to survive their final year of high school. Their chosen survival method? Food!

In particular, after discovering they don’t have any classes together that year, the friends decide to form a club of their own: Supper Club. Together they learn to make and share a wide variety of foods that being they joy and comfort. And most importantly, bring them together no matter what else is happening in their lives.

This story is packed with great characters, diverse family situations, and all the teen drama a reader can expect from a young adult graph novel. It’s a perfect read for a friends book club, and includes a few fun recipes to try out.

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"Supper Club" by Jackie Morrow is a captivating novel that masterfully weaves together the intricate lives of its characters, set against the vibrant backdrop of the culinary world. This book review delves into the author's unique storytelling, exploring the themes of love, friendship, and the power of food.
The story follows Liv, a talented chef struggling to maintain her late father's esteemed restaurant. As she faces financial difficulties, she is introduced to the concept of a supper club. With the help of her friends, Liv embarks on a journey to create an exclusive underground dining experience that showcases her culinary expertise.
Supper Club is a heartwarming and engaging novel that will resonate with foodies and those seeking a story about the power of human connection. Morrow's writing is infused with a passion for food, people, and the magic that happens when they come together.

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The Supper Club is the solution to three high school friends in their senior year whose schedules and extracurriculars do not intersect. They create a club and invite their friends to share food with one another throughout the year. Despite this, life and emotions strain their bonds.

I love seeing three teenagers with completely different interests and future aspirations have this tight friendship they feel the need to preserve amidst a big tipping point in their lives. Food is such a perfect bonding point to build this story around as they each bring something of their own to share at the table. They make sharing food an event or an intention rather than something to quick scarf down and get on with your day.

This, however, is not enough to secure their relationships with one another as each wrestles with their own personal struggles. They will have to part ways or come back to the table and share in each other's burdens.

The illustrations are clear and beautiful, and there are even a few of the recipes mentioned in the story at the end of the book!

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I think this graphic novel is perfect for young teenagers, the art is really appealing and it makes you hungry just by looking at the food drawn. The recipes are a must in this book as it is the main subject, I'm looking foward myself of making one or two. Don't hesitate to look this up if you want wholesome food vibes!

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Supper Club by Jackie Marrow is a captivating and thought-provoking graphic novel that delves into the power of food, friendship, and rebellion. 🌟🍲

The story revolves around a group of women who form a secret supper club as a means of reclaiming their identities and breaking free from societal expectations. Through the beautifully illustrated panels, Marrow skillfully explores themes of body positivity, self-discovery, and the importance of embracing one's desires. 💪🌸

#SupperClub takes readers on an emotional journey, as the characters navigate their personal struggles and find solace in the act of cooking and sharing meals together. The illustrations vividly capture the mouthwatering dishes, making readers feel as if they are part of the supper club themselves. 🍽️😋

Marrow's writing is both poetic and raw, allowing readers to connect deeply with the characters and their experiences. The diverse cast of women adds depth and authenticity to the story, highlighting the importance of inclusivity and celebrating individuality. 🌍👭

#JackieMarrow ‘s Supper Club is a powerful reminder of the transformative power of food and the strength that can be found in community. It challenges societal norms and encourages readers to embrace their passions and desires unapologetically. 🌟🔥

Overall, Supper Club is a must-read graphic novel that will leave you hungry for more. It's a feast for the eyes and the soul, reminding us of the joy and liberation that can be found in breaking the rules and embracing our true selves. 🌈📚🍽️

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This was such a great, feel-good graphic novel. I related so much to the high school friendships, the connection through and love of food, and the ways the friendships and relationships evolved. I think this would be a great addition to any middle or esp. high school classrooms or libraries. Definitely recommend!

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This was a cute book all about friendships and changes life brings when you are (graduating) high school. I really enjoyed this and I found the recipes and the art to be incredibly engaging. I really appreciated the three recipes at the end of the book but I wish there were more!

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Thank you to NetGalley and Image Comics for the opportunity to read and review this graphic novel.This reminds me of Giant Days with a food aspect that was delicious looking. There are internal and external conflicts involved but there are moments when I lost the plot. Overall, I think this will be a story perfect for teens. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars.

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Thanks to NetGalley and the author for an ARC of this title

I laughed, I cried, I felt the gut wrenching pain of youth.

I would recommend this to all ages of readers. The idea of growing and changing and not wanting to is such an ever-present concept

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Loved it. Illustrations were nice, dialogue was modern without being cringey, and the story was sweet. The recipes at the end were a fun touch.

Thank you to Image Comics and Netgalley for this copy

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Such a relatable and adorable story. I enjoyed the art style immensely and the friend group reminded me so much of all the shows I watche don TV growing up. Felt very nostalgic for me.

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This book was adorable and heartfelt. It followed a trio of friends as they made their way through senior year of high school and all the challenges that presented. They stayed connected with a weekly Supper Club when they realized they didn't share any classes. There were ups and downs that felt very realistic of the high school experience.

I received an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Food is my drug of choice, you know? That's one of the reasons I loved this little book so much. It's all about how hard it is, when you are teenage girl in particular, to be a good friend while still trying to be a good... everything else - a good daughter, a good student, a good musician or soccer player or whatever else. It is heartwarming, and the recipes at the end are a nice bonus.

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Supper Club was such a cute graphic novel about the woes of growing up. It reminded me of titles like “Giant Days,” but with a little more angst at times. I loved the art style and I think adding recipes was a really nice touch.

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