Awkward, Brave, & Crush Book Series Review

The first book in the Awkward, Brave, Crush graphic novel series

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The first book in the Awkward, Brave, Crush graphic novel series

Svetlana Chamova is the author and illustrator of 32 graphic novels since 2000. The most recent series was Awkward, Brave, and Crush. A detail that keeps occurring in Svetlana’s Series is the alphabetical order. A, Awkward, B, Brave, and C, Crush are the three books currently out. The most recent book in the series is Diary, which is a diary. Fans now know that the next book will start with an E. In the three, soon to be four, book series, different students at Berrybrook Middle School tell stories about their experiences.

The first book features Penelope, Peppi, for short, on her first day of school. She meets a boy, Jamie, who she pushes down after being laughed at for being seen with him. Peppi can’t forgive herself and has to deal with making it up to him while the Art and Science clubs rebel against each other. There is only one dilemma with that, Peppi is in Art while Jamie is in Science.

NOW FOR THE SEQUELLLL. The sequel consists of Jensen, who was also in the art club. His story, Brave, is about two bullies who target him and force him to hide inside of the Newspaper room. Good for Jensen, he has a plan for the zombie apocalypse, but hey, it might just work.

Finally, Crush. Jorge (pronounced horhay), helps Jensen with bullying in the last book.  In the new book, Jorge gains a crush on Jasmin, a theatre kid. At the same time, his friend is hanging out with a douchebag. One day, Jorge’s friend accidentally logs into Jorge’s account on his computer and, on a group chat, talks badly about Jasmine and her friends. Somehow the chat was sent to everyone, and Jorge takes the blame.

Although Svetlana is not publishing E until 2021, the rest of the books were very realistic to middle school, and hopefully the new one will be two. Bad words are used in the books every once in a while, but her books are entirely rated-G for the most part. Even if you‘re not into graphic novels, the Berrybrook graphic novel series is a phenomenal series.