I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants

Book - 2014
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Tells the story of Barbara Thorson, an acerbic fifth-grader so consumed with fantasy that she doesn't just tell people that she kills giants with an ancient Norse warhammer -- she starts to believe it herself. This book reveals the reasons for Barbara's troubled behavior, as she learns to reconcile her fantasy life with the real world. -- amazon.com.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Image Comics,, 2014
Edition: Fifth anniversary edition
ISBN: 9781607069850
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Niimura, J. M. Ken - Artist


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Cynthia_N Nov 04, 2017

I don't know how anyone could not fall in love with Barbara. She sure would be a tough child to be around but under the circumstances I would understand. She is trying to make sense of her world. Loved it!

PimaLib_JonM Oct 17, 2017

Bullies and monsters, heroes and traps, and 5th Grade and serious issues combine to make a tremendous story about a young girl and her need to escape into a fantasy world. The result is a sad and hopeful hero's journey unlike anything I've read in years. The illustrations are a bit choppy at times, but convey a divide between reality and fantasy quite well. Recommended for anyone who doesn't fit in and especially for those who don't want to.

KCLSCarrie Aug 03, 2017

Barbara is a strange, but awesome little girl who kills giants to avoid the problems in her real-world life. She wears weird anime hats with ears, GMs D&D games for her brother and his friends, and deflects insults from bullies and questions from her teachers with sarcasm. If you’re having trouble getting through the first half, stick with it, it’ll pay off by the end.

Dec 15, 2016

Very excellent story

Jun 13, 2015

I thought that it wasn't going to be very good, but don't judge a book by its cover! I usually don't like to read graphic novels, but this is a fantastic book.

rebekahgordon1 Jul 12, 2014

Oh god, this book. I have to say, for the first couple of issues I wasn't really feeling it. It's sort of strange and even a little off-putting at first. But by the end, I was literally crying, in public, on the subway, and didn't even care who saw me. No spoilers, but the last third of this book is gorgeous and heartbreaking. A must-read.

Jul 09, 2014

Such an awesome book. Really interesting story, with some great artwork (Who says you need color to draw epic spreads?). One of my favorite graphic novels, and I've read a ton!

FredMassin Jul 21, 2012

Guys!I didn't finish this one yet but I can already say this: it's marvelous mind-blowing story! The graphic style will of course remind the manga style, I though myself a lot to Infinite Kung Fu [McLeod, Kagan] But the stunning use of black and white is unique. Just open this book and let yourself be sucked in it.

metalsox Mar 19, 2012

Sweet but really kinda sad.

Jan 25, 2012

great book but i didn't understand why she was a bunny...

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Aug 01, 2016

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Jul 18, 2016

Coarse Language: Although the main character is a Elementary School student, there is some suggestive language that may not be suitable for children. However, it's nothing that a teenager couldn't handle though.


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