Thursday, February 4, 2016


Ryan McMahon



Jeff Smith
Graphic Novel

completed book. Bone, goofy cigars smoking Smiley Bone, and  Fone Bone—have been run out of their hometown of Boneville after Phoney's campaign for mayor went awry. After crossing a desert, the cousins are separated by a sea of locusts and individually ending up in the mysterious Valley and must make their way across the fantasy landscape pursued by rat creatures. They joyously reunite at a local tavern called Barrelhaven, where they are taken in by a mysterious girl named Thorn and her even more enigmatic grandmother. Fone Bone gets a crush on Thorn when he meets her, and repeatedly attempts to express his love through poetry. As they stay longer in the valley, they encounter humans and other creatures who are threatened by a dark entity, the Lord of the Locusts. The Bones are quickly drawn into the events around them, compelling them on a heroes journey to help free the Valley.

What I like is the overall pictures and the way the developed each character. "John finish that last piece and you win. No"!  This was memorable because John was very unselfish to let beanie win.