March 8, 2019

Illegal by Eoin Colfer | Review

Illegal by Eoin Colfer | ReviewIllegal on August 7, 2018
Pages: 144
Format: eBook
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A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.
Ebo is alone.His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life--the same journey their sister set out on months ago.
But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family.

what i liked

  • I feel like I’m saying this in the beginning of every one of my reviews, but I read Illegal for my YA class and loved it!
  • I love that it’s a graphic novel yet touches on such a strong and scary topic. Emmigration and immigration is usually not safe, and this book touches on that and shows it in a perspective that even young children can understand. It’s really eye-opening in that way.
  • The illustrations were amazing. I could spend hours staring at the illustrations.
  • Honestly, I loved Ebo. I really felt for him throughout the novel, and only loved him more towards the end.
  • This book was incredibly moving. I read it a week ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it.
  • I also appreciated the interview at the end that was also drawn out in the graphic novel. It was a nice touch.

what i disliked

I disliked nothing about Illegal!

  1. I'm glad to see you loved this one so much. Very important topic, and I love graphic novels!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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