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The Cute Girl Network

FIRST SECOND

Greg Means, MK Reed

Jan 06, 2014 Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM Bookmark and Share


Written by Greg Means and MK Reed, with cartooning by Joe Flood, this book is a dang delight. Perhaps it has something to do with Jack’s character design, which harkens back to Clamhead from the old Jabber Jaw cartoon (or, for you non-ancients, he’s kind of like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo).

Jack, a minimum-wage worker at a soup cart, meets Jane, a skater girl who’s new in town, and they hit it off. But Jane’s quickly warned away from Jack by “The Cute Girl Network,” an online society dedicated to allowing women to make more informed dating decisions. Jane’s treated to horrid stories about Jack (largely tales of forgetfulness and tactlessness), even as Jack receives decidedly mixed advice from his roommates on how to bump his budding relationship to the next level.

While it boils down to the rather saccharine “just be yourself and it’s okay” message, the appeal lies in the execution, not the message itself. The deep connection between Jack and Jane, the interesting relationships between them and the other characters, and most of all, the sweet cartooning give the story a highly personable, intimate feeling. (www.firstsecondbooks.com)

Author rating: 8/10

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