I read a graphic novel called Yummy – the Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri & illustrated by Randy DuBurke. The novel is about a boy named Roger who is 11 years old and lives in Chicago. Roger is upset and tries to figure out why a boy named Yummy dies. He heard rumors that Yummy killed someone and he thinks he might have been a gang member. I think the illustrations were really interesting. They weren't like cartoons. They almost looked like photographs. It looked like it took the artist a long time to draw them because they were very detailed. This graphic novel made me think about gangs and bullies and the bad situations some kids face. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries.
~Wendi, Teen Book Reviewer