Graphic Novel Review: Averee

Averee by Stephanie Phillips

by Stephanie PhillipsDave Johnson (Co-Writer), Marika Cresta (Illustrator), Andrew Dalhouse (Colorist)
4 out of 5 stars

Averee has a fairly high level on Ranked, the app that determines your social standing. But her best friend, Zoe, has one of the lowest rankings in school, meaning that she can’t get into certain restaurants or ride on the nicer city buses. Everything about their lives are dictated by their rank, from where they can live and work to where they can travel. When Averee’s ranking suddenly drops, the two friends are on a quest to find out why and to restore Averee’s rank. But the Ranked app is controlled by an evil corporation with even more deadly plans in store.

I loved this graphic novel so much! The world-building is really cool, and I liked the history of how the Ranked app came to be so prevalent. The adventure is exciting and I liked the mystery surrounding the evil corporation behind the app.

I loved the crazy friendship between Averee and Zoe. They bicker a little and tease each other, but they are tried and true friends. I love the sweet dynamic between them. Zoe is super-fierce and sassy, and Averee is more cautious, so they make a good team.

The art work is really intense and brightly colored. It really draws you into the action of the story, and I liked the character designs.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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