LumberJanes Vol 2 Friendship to the max

08 Apr
LumberJanes Vol 2 Friendship to the max


Title: LumberJanes: Friendship to the max
Author: Noelle Stevenson
Series: LumberJanes
Recommended for: Grades 4-8
Pages: Unpaginated
Call Number/Link:  GN J LUMBERJANES V. 2
“Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp…defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons…what’s not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!”
Review: I really, really wanted to love Lumberjanes, but frankly Volume two left me cold. Volume one started out strong with plenty of mystery and questions. Admittedly there was a gap in my reading of volume one to volume two, but frankly the skip left me mostly lost, and by the time I caught the thread of the adventure, the book was over. A decent recap and perhaps a Dramatis personæ of the characters is a must for the book, as the shift in art style leaves two of the characters looking very visually similar.
Volume two is exceptionally short, almost half the book’s run time is devoted to a mixture of art inserts and previews for other titles. What makes this even more annoying is that there is apparently a volume three. I feel that if there was enough material for a third volume, than two should not have had as much filler material. However, that there is a volume three makes me pause, because it gives me hope that there will be a big ending with a more reasonable conclusion. Missing this ending makes two feel a poor choice to recommend for now.

1 Comment

Posted by on April 8, 2016 in Adventure, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Juv


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One response to “LumberJanes Vol 2 Friendship to the max

  1. Andrea

    April 8, 2016 at 2:27 am

    There’s currently 24 single issues of Lumberjanes, so I’m so it’ll be well beyond vol 3, since I believe vol 2 stops at 8. They’re just very slow at catching up.



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