Too many graphic novel series have boys as their main characters. However, in Amelia Rules the tables are turned. The star of this series is snarky, sarcastic, and mischievous Amelia. Amelia is a city girl at heart. She lived in New York City until her parent's divorce caused her to have to move to a teeny tiny town in Pennsylvania with her (previous) pop singer aunt. Tanner (her aunt) becomes Amelia's ally, or confidant. Later she meets Reggie Grabinsky (a.k.a Captain Amazing - he's a little obsessed with super heroes) a weirdo who suckered Amelia and a bunch of other kids who I'm describing next into joining his club G.A.S.P (Gathering of Awesome Super Pals), Pajamaman who doesn't talk much (a.k.a Kid Lighting), and Rhonda Bleenie (a.k.a. Ms. Miraculous), Amelia's best frienemey who has a crush on Reggie. These four superheroes get into some serious trouble (principal five times) and pull off some serious pranks (trick Rhonda into a bet where she has to stay frozen in a game of freeze tag until somebody tags her... supposedly a year or so) but have a lot of laughs in between. As the series goes on, you watch Amelia and friends grow up, and you feel like you're growing up right along with her. But the best part is, kids can relate to her. If you have friend problems, you can look in one of these books and she'll answer it without answering straight out, you know? I think that's one of the reasons the author wrote the series. Also, it's hilarious! You can't go a page without smiling to yourself or laughing out loud.
You'll like this if you like: Like I said with The Fault in Our Stars, there isn't really a book similar to this one. But I guess that this is a more "grown up" version of Ramona and Beezus. Awards: 13 Eisner Awards!! (the equivalent of the Oscar in the comic world) Harvey award, and eighty trillion more. (I'm not exaggerating.) Ages: 9+
Interested in this book? Click on the link below: Amelia Rules Book 1