Personally, Glitch is one of those books that did little for me. However, if you have a 10 to 14-year-old who loves video games, especially girls, this is a rock out adventure! Sarah Graley created a graphic novel that is part science fiction meets realistic middle school and family issues. Oh, and there are some killer skeletons, robots and one Big Bad Boss, too!
Overall, Glitch is fun. You cannot take it too seriously, but you will seriously be rooting for Izzy and her best friend, Eric. You will even get a soft spot for Rae (the one-eyed robot who is too darn cute… or are they?). Izzy has a secret; she can enter the new video game she has gotten. But when it starts to become too real, rescuing Dungeon City might not be all it is cracked up to be. After all, is it worth her friendship with Eric and even possibly her life? Does dying in the game mean Game Over for real? And what do you do when the bad guy does not play fair? Even with that intense premise, this book is just humor. You know the good guys wear cool outfits; you know that the bad guys are bad. Izzy is your typical kid and she is out for fun. But if she saves the virtual and real world along the way? That is cool too.
And the illustrations are bright. They are bold colors, lines, images and not overly detailed, but there is a lot going on. The cover tells you wall you need to know about what they will look like, but do not tell you all the story; so do not judge it by that!
When I finally got started with reading, it was a quick read. And while it is not my favorite book ever, I did not want to put it down. Graley is also the author of Donuts