I like the premise and the cover art is what drew me in. At times the story is hard to follow as it lacks transitional cues. And some of the page spreads seem hurried in their drawing. The secondary characters are never given a bigger role than supportive interaction with Trish. Hers is the only tale being told.
The story is about a young girl who dreams of escaping her life of poverty on Mars and join the ranks of the elite Roller Derby athletes. There are hints of additional story lines but those are saved for additional books.
The book was easy to read, especially in one sitting. Older elementary and middle school readers would enjoy the graphic novel experience and the book would appeal to both boys and girls, athletes and science geeks.
Trish Trash #1: Rollergirl of Mars by Jessica Abel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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