Another Kind by Trevor Bream and Cait May is a fun romp of a graphic novel. While the tale of “Irregulars” (essentially – mutants, paranormal creatures, and aliens) on the run has been told dozens of times, this story of found family has a strong heart and is very memorable. Intended for a middle grade audience, kids, teens, and sci-fi loving adults all will appreciate this one.
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The summary, from Amazon:
Six kids search for a new place to call home in this middle grade graphic novel debut by comic creators Cait May and Trevor Bream, for fans of Marvel’s Runaways and The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag. Another Kind is not your average monster story.
Tucked away in a government facility nicknamed the Playroom, six not-quite-human kids learn to control their strange and unpredictable abilities. Life is good—or safe, at least—hidden from the prying eyes of a judgmental world.
That is, until a security breach forces them out of their home and into the path of the Collector, a mysterious being with leech-like powers.
Can the group band together to thwart the Collector’s devious plan, or will they wind up the newest addition to his collection?
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Another Kind by Trevor Bream
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Has this X-Men-ish story been done before? Sure. But that doesn’t make it any less engaging. I loved all of the characters and devoured this story about found family. Kids will too.
Book Club Questions
- Who was your favorite character? Why?
- What themes from this story remind you of real life?
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