Friends With Boys

Friends With Boys

Book - 2012
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After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596435568
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hicks TEEN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm


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A home schooled girl goes to public school for the first time. And it's high school!

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Jul 31, 2017

this book has was a great read with lovely illustrations, great characters and a sort but powerful story.

Feb 07, 2017

This book was a quick and easy read consumed in a single sitting. It was immediately accessible to me, even though I've long since ceased being a high school student. I enjoy graphic novels; this wasn't the "best of" genre but it still went down quite nicely. A good read.

May 29, 2016

We pre-ordered this as soon as we heard about it (because Faith Erin Hicks is one of our top favorite creators). We weren’t disappointed. It’s about Maggie, who has been homeschooled with her brothers her whole life. Now her mother (who taught them) has abandoned the family, and Maggie’s starting public high school. Figuring out friends and enemies is hard enough, but what about when you see ghosts?

I need to read this book at least three more times, really soon. The characters are pitch perfect, and you can feel with Maggie even if you’ve never been in her exact situation. (Who has, really?) I’m sure some people think of this as YA and I’d recommend it to teens, but don’t stereotype it as lesser quality storytelling just because it’s about teenagers. It's fantastic.

Mar 29, 2016

The art style is wonderful, the story is interesting and sweet, and it is overall a great graphic novel. The only thing I would "dislike" about it would be the ending. It left me with to many questions. BUT it is said that the author did that on purpose.

Sep 15, 2015

Great little book about high school, friendship, & bullying. I definitely identified with the protagonist Maggie and her girlfriend Lucy- they are the quirky girls in high school just like my friends & I were!

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

Friends With Boys is a teenage slice of life story. Maggie is dealing with the first day of school. Not just the first day of the year, nor is it simply her first day of high school. This is Maggie's first day of school...ever.

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mvkramer Jun 11, 2015

Maggie is dealing with going to high school after being homeschooled her whole life, her mother "taking a break" from the family -- and the fact that she can see ghosts. Actually, she can see one ghost, the widow of a ship captain who died of a broken heart when her husband did not return from the sea. I felt like the set up was really interesting, but the payoff fell a bit flat. Also, there were a lot of cliched elements, like the "jocks = jerks" trope. The art is great though- clear, expressive and fun.

EmilyBoban Jan 02, 2015

I really liked the chemistry of Maggie's brothers as well as the chemistry of her friends. I really loved Maggie, Alister, and Lucy. The atmosphere of the plot was one that I had particularly enjoyed.

Jul 08, 2014

Wow. This is a truly amazing book. Friends with Boys is the story of a girl who starts high school after being homeschooled by her mother who left her family. She is also haunted by a dead woman. This is a story that deals with many topics that kids in high school will understand. There is prejudice against people that are different, there is death, there is guilt, there is love. It isn't just love between lovers either, it is familial love, and there is also friendly love. Another thing in this book that can't go without mentioning is the art. Personally, I adore the art style used in this book. It may be the fact that I adore the characters hairstyles, or the way the author draws ghosts, but it is probably one of my favourite books art wise (for one of my other favourites, see Killjoys by Gerard Way/Shaun Simon/Becky Cloonan). Overall, an intriguing book with amazing art and a fantastic story line.

Feb 24, 2014

This book is os-mazing!! Even though i'm 10 and not supposed to be reading this, it's a really good, and i mean good, book!!!! :P

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Jan 25, 2014

Sexual Content: The word "lusty" is used.


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