Saturday, February 19, 2011
Clubbing by Andi Watson and Josh Howard.
Goth Lottie has just been sent to her grandparents country club after being caught with a fake I.D. As she tries to figure out life where a walk is a considerable distance, there's no internet, the greatest social event is a cake making contest, and there's no one around her age except a gruff young man that loves mythology; Lottie will also stumble upon a mystery that only she has the pigheadedness to figure out.
So I kind of love this book. It was obviously meant to be a series, but since Minx got shut down we'll never know what happens to dear Lottie. I think what I love most about this book is the fact it's not about some girl trying to fit in, discover herself, or find love. It's about someone who likes to stand out, staying exactly who she is, and doesn't end up with anyone. Excellent. The fact that she also stumbles onto a crazy cult who are involved with paranormal murders is just icing on a delicious cake. I love the fact that this seemed like a ridiculously original idea, didn't fall into any cliches, and was generally pretty funny. Sad that it ended after one issue.