By India Swift with Michael Doig. Published by IDW.
Softcover, 128 pages, Colour, 2022.
An original graphic novel about being the new kid in a different school, getting picked on by the class bullies, and what happens when a magical presence takes notice.
Starting out at a new school is tough, and Bridgette isn’t having much luck, seeing as, well, she’s not great at making a first impression. Or, maybe, any impression. For now the best she can manage is… awkward.
That’s when they appear. Creatures dark and scary… Creatures only she can see. But if she can’t even face down the school bullies, how is she supposed to overcome literal monsters? Well, Bridgette is going to have to figure it out fast, because she might just be her town’s only hope.
The Girl and The Glimis about accepting the fact that fear is okay, and that while letting other people see your vulnerabilities can be scary, it can also lead to closer friendships in the end.
“Swift’s stylized, warm figure designs are in compelling contrast to the creepy Glums, and her action sequences are well-paced and cinematically rendered in dynamic splash pages and clearly choreographed fight scenes… Engrossing and entertaining.” —Booklist,starred review
“Bullying and the pressure to get good grades are central themes inThe Girl and the Glim,a fantasy adventure that’s ripe for Pixar-style animation treatment.”—Foreword Reviews
“The high-volume color palette shouts excitement and adventure, with neon highlights underscoring an already bright series of pinks and blues.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A great addition to any graphic novel library.”—School Library Jounal’sGood Comics for Kids