The Rise of Aurora West

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The Rise of Aurora West is a graphic novel about a girl named Aurora West, who has to fight monsters in the city of Acropolis. She also has to figure out how her mother died while also going to school and learning the things all kids need to learn. She helps her dad, Haggard West, who is kind of a superhero, in fighting the monsters every night. As the story progresses, she has flashbacks to her childhood and those memories help her remember and learn more things about her mother’s death. The book ends with some successes and at least one pretty big loose end that paves the way for the next book in the series.

I didn’t like the book very much. The story wasn’t interesting, and I didn’t like the drawings. The book was also pretty violent and too dark for me. The relationship between Aurora and her dad is also strange and weak and they don’t have much in common. They’re more like superhero and sidekick, but even those characters would relate more than Aurora and her dad do.

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Author Paul Pope, J. T. Petty, David Rubín, Illustrator
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 160 pages
Publisher First Second
Publish Date 30-Sep-2014
ISBN 9781626720091
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Issue October 2014
Category Tweens


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