Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Conspiracy Girl

Conspiracy Girl
Karen Chacek &
Abraham Balcazar

2 / 5

Published January 13, 2015

First Sentence
"Nina Complot was born on the sixth day of the sixth month and surprised quite a few people with her arrival."
Publisher's Description:
See that flock of birds over there? Looks pretty normal, right? But Nina sees right through their mangy feathers and divines their plot to end the world in a nuclear ball of white noise. What to do? Save the world armed only with a box of cereal? Perhaps.
Dear Reader,

What the heck?! This book was SO WEIRD. I don't even know what to say about it! It began amusingly enough, with a crazy extended family freaking out in the hospital when a girl was born instead of a boy. But then the second part of the book (it was broken into two very uneven sections) was just ODD. I don't even know what to make of it, and I don't think any number of re-readings would help! I am thinking maybe it's a cultural-difference sort of thing? As the author is Mexican. But, seriously. I want people to read it just because I want someone to talk to about it, to see if there is more to "get" about the book!

The only saving grace for me was the AMAZING artistry - the illustrations in the book, despite being done only in green, black, and white, made the book palatable (and raised it from a less-than-one star to a "2" for me). I was cracking up at the amazing level of detail that Balcazar included in each picture - you could honestly spend ten minutes examining each page for all of its wonderful and understated inclusions.

Please - if anyone else has read the book, DO let me know! I will take you 10 minutes and it's just...WEIRD. I don't know any other way to describe it.


Conspiracy Girl

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