Graphic Novels:Romeo & Juliet by Gareth Hinds -- She's a Capulet. He's a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they don't know they're from rival families -- and when they find out, they don't care. Their love is honest and raw and all-consuming. But, it's also dangerous. How much will they have to sacrifice before they can be together? In a masterful adaptation faithful to Shakespeare's original text, Gareth Hinds transports readers to the sun-washed streets and market squares of Shakespeare's Verona, vividly bringing the classic play to life on the printed page. Love and tragedy in Verona, with modern overtones and a multi-racial cast.
Bandette. Vol. 1, Presto by Paul Tobin -- The world's greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d'arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But, it's not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead!
Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt -- Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Hélène has one consolation, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Hélène identifies strongly with Jane's tribulations, and when she is lost in the pages of this wonderful book, she is able to ignore her tormentors. But when Hélène is humiliated on a class trip in front of her entire grade, she needs more than a fictional character to allow her to see herself as a person deserving of laughter and friendship.