Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh

Courtney's move to the richy suburbs does not make her happy - especially when she sees the eerie house she has to live in and loony uncle she has to live with. And like other teenage girls I've known (myself included) she just does not seem to fit in anywhere - not with her parents, not with the other kids at school.

Things are afoot, however. Courtney comes to find that nasty sorts of creatures lurk in and around her new home - and as Courtney faces her fear of those monsters in the night, she eventually starts finding she's got some hidden talents. Not unaware of these talents is her uncle - less loony and more like her than she thought, and Courtney starts paving her own way into the "other" side of things.

Girl power book, for sure. All sorts of gobliny/child eating/baby stealing creatures and none of them are a match for Courtney (with a little help from her uncle...). She's a bit of a downer in her real life (all that female teenager angst) but I appreciated her spunk in dealing with those night things.

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