NEXTWAVE: A Top Ten Great Graphic Novel For Teens

January 27th, 2007 | Work

As selected by the American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services association.

I have no idea how NEXTWAVE: THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT came to be selected as one of 2007’s top ten graphic novels for teens.

10 Responses to “NEXTWAVE: A Top Ten Great Graphic Novel For Teens”

  1. Seems perfectly reasonable. It should also be on the top 10 lists for adults, adolescents, and preschoolers.

    Maybe not. I just want to see a bunch of 4-year-olds playing Nextwave, and to hear one say “I wanna be Captain $#&*!”

  2. I couldn’t have thought of a better mission for Nextwave than to corrupt the minds of poor and defenseless teens only to leave them behind tainted, damaged and armed with open-minds. On the other hand… Identity Crisis is also among the nominations.

  3. Speaking as a Teen Librarian – I am not surprised – it is what Teens/Young Adults enjoy reading (well that and manga)

    I ordered it for my library

  4. NW, Runaways, and that Pride of Baghdad one about the lions I’ve seen highly recommended but not got around to checking out… is the ALA usually this on the ball?

    Over-the-top without being sweary or tit-flashing very likely stands it in good stead. Identity Crisis is likely to ruffle far more feathers.

  5. I’m guessing it’s the Drop Bears.

  6. It’s because only a teen knows the true meaning of ZOMG.

  7. They’ll do anything to stop kids from watching MTV.

  8. Really, it’s not as if it’s worse content wise than anything on adult swim. Teen’ll do fine with. And hell, YA books are filled with the sex and the cussin’ these days anyway.

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  10. Hey, Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood made it, too. Pretty cool. Also, I’m thinking the selection committee maybe hasn’t seen the bulk of Beto Hernandez’s work.