Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson


Lumberjanes, Vol. 1
Title : Lumberjanes, Vol. 1
Author :
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ISBN : 1608866874
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128

FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet s camp for hard core lady types, things are not what they seem Three eyed foxes Secret caves Anagrams Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together And they re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here Collects Lumberjanes No 1 4.


Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 Reviews


  • Kat O&

    FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX Fun and charming with a solid story and fantastic art I want

  • karen

    i am a fan of the spirit and the messaging and the energy of this book but i m not personally crazy about either the artwork or the story when this book first started making the rounds here on goodreads, for some reason i didn t clock that it was YA i saw that people were adding it to their YA shelves, but i ve come to terms with the fact that as long as there s a teenage character in a book, people are gonna shelve it as YA on goodreads regardless of whether it s intended for teen readers, o i am a fan of the spirit and the messaging and the energy of this book but i m not personally crazy about either the artwork or the story when this book first started making the rounds here on goodreads, for some reason i didn t clock that it was YA i saw that people were adding it to their YA shelves, but i ve come to terms with the fact that as long as there s a teenage character in a book, people are gonna shelve it as YA on goodreads regardless of whether it s intended for teen readers, or even appropriate for them so when i finally decided to board this lumberjane bandwagon and found it officially categorized in the teen section of the bookstore, it threw me for a loop for a second, but then i was all i am glad i am now so broad minded in the scope of my reading that i am not unwilling to read a book for a teen audience and yet it just read so young to me young enough that you could probably get away with marketing this to a middle grade audience without any comprehension content concerns and having already adjusted not lowered, mind you, but adjusted my expectations to teen mode, i found myself requiring additional mental adjustments to try to fit in with the enthusiastic fans to be the thoughtful reader this book deserved maybe i m just accustomed to the way teens in the YA novels i read sound like they re twenty five and maybe this is a accurate representation of how teens really speak and behave, but it still felt really childish and i don t think me as teen would have liked it i think i would have felt talked down to, the way religious material directed at teens misses that target of age appropriateness by presenting unilaterally shiny and morally flawless characters who are perky and great at everything and willing to pitch in and fight fire and succor the needy, perfect and unstoppable like a fifties housewife on benzos without, naturally, the benzos as a female person, it s hard not to want to love a book that s so oohrah girl power and full of smart math loving girlnerds who say things like and that s emphasizing confidence and empowerment and athleticism and building strong female friendships, but it s just so excessively HOLY ROLE MODEL, BATMAN that it becomes off putting it s a little too much of that tone that irked me in Boy Meets Boy where everything s acceptable and girls can do anything and conflicts are easily resolved in this hunky dory goody goody role modelly wonderland there s no tension here, and you know what happens when things are too relentlessly positive, right when other perfectly normal emotions go unacknowledged it s not at all bad, i guess i m just too much of an old shriveled husk of cynical coal to not be filled with double rainbow x chromosomes in response to this i m perplexed i don t know how old these characters are meant to be, i don t understand how the magic works or what the blend of reality and fantasy is meant to serve, i don t know why everyone s going crazy for it and that makes me feel lonesome things i did like fox tummies every part that had to do with discovery channel inspired phobias of blood sucking catfish, river monsters, murder rivers etc the fact that the pungeon master badge looks deeply ashamed and disappointed in itself as it should titillating subtext and pretty much every loud, adorable thing ripley says ripley reminds me of a special girl i knew in the wayback someone i was very close to and who rubbed off on me a bit, so i guess ripley also reminds me of ME, which makes me like her even here is a celebration of ripley whose hungry posture is the same as her i have to pee posture who is a marine biology enthusiast who likes kittens and also puppies who is willing to fight a rude bird for some chocolate and this especially made me misty, thinking about my old galpal, who was so refreshingly free from social niceties that when someone pissed her off, she d just pee in their car at a party or something my wonderful little beastgirl.i ll probably keep reading because sisterhood, but i m not fangirling it yet 3.5 stars for the reader who is me, but i definitely love and respect it stars as an objective overseer acknowledging its important contribution to the bookworld

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I was kind of disappointed with this one I had thought going into this that Noelle Stevenson had done the art, but alas I was wrong I kind of wish she would ve done the art, because I wasn t a huge fan of Brooke Allen s style It s kind of messy in my opinion I still enjoyed the story and will definitely be picking up the next volume, but I just wasn t impressed with this volume.

  • Patrick

    I picked this up because so many of my friends that I trust have gushed about it That s how I end up picking up most of my books these days And I wanted to love it But I didn t.Don t get me wrong I liked it fine But that s the very definition of damning something with faint praiseThis happens every once in a while A book everyone else loves leaves me kinda feeling meh This happens to everyone I think, and it s not an issue of quality I think it s an issue of personal taste I I picked this up because so many of my friends that I trust have gushed about it That s how I end up picking up most of my books these days And I wanted to love it But I didn t.Don t get me wrong I liked it fine But that s the very definition of damning something with faint praiseThis happens every once in a while A book everyone else loves leaves me kinda feeling meh This happens to everyone I think, and it s not an issue of quality I think it s an issue of personal taste I think this is one of the books that I appreciate than I enjoy I see what it s doing, and the craft of the book is excellent, but it just isn t the right flavor for me I felt the same about Tank Girl when I read it I really wanted to like it, but meh.So yeah I liked it Didn t love it But I will pass along the huge gushy enthusiasm of many others If you enjoy non superhero comics, it s probably worth a try

  • Lola  Reviewer

    Err Alright This is not the tale I was expecting Yetis, three eyed foxes, talking animals, crazy boys literally you name it, this graphic novel s got so many paranormal things that I didn t even bother to count them I m not going to lie, I thought the whole thing to be quite weird You can t make sense of it at all, and we re not even given some kind of explanation for what s happening The characters just go along with everything, because why wouldn t they They re young, they want acti Err Alright This is not the tale I was expecting Yetis, three eyed foxes, talking animals, crazy boys literally you name it, this graphic novel s got so many paranormal things that I didn t even bother to count them I m not going to lie, I thought the whole thing to be quite weird You can t make sense of it at all, and we re not even given some kind of explanation for what s happening The characters just go along with everything, because why wouldn t they They re young, they want action, adventure, and I guess they, too, want to know what the hell is happening But, well, it s such a childish quest.I also didn t like the drawing style It s not clean It s whatever and however the colours are pretty, but the bodies and backgrounds not so much But hey, this is super personal and you might even disagree with me at one hundred percent because art is perceived differently by every living creature Do you know about the webcomic The Black Brick Road of Oz That s my favorite kind of art style I can say I love manga as style, too, but again, it depends of the artist shrugs It doesn t deserve a one star rating, since it s fast and entertaining in a strange way, but I sadly can t bring myself to grant it than two stars Bah

  • Steph Sinclair

    HA This was so cute and hilarious I enjoyed this way than I thought I would But with the solid artwork IT S SO PRETTY , the dialogue causing me to LOL multiple times and the story being just plain FUN, how could I not Things I loved Loved that the camp sign had HARD CORE LADY TYPES nailed over Ladies Also, FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX Heck yeah, positive female friendships The Lumberjanes pledge Then there s a line about god or whatever I DIED Unexpected puns LOLOLOLOLOL Pung HA This was so cute and hilarious I enjoyed this way than I thought I would But with the solid artwork IT S SO PRETTY , the dialogue causing me to LOL multiple times and the story being just plain FUN, how could I not Things I loved Loved that the camp sign had HARD CORE LADY TYPES nailed over Ladies Also, FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX Heck yeah, positive female friendships The Lumberjanes pledge Then there s a line about god or whatever I DIED Unexpected puns LOLOLOLOLOL Pungeon Master Badge Can this be a thing Let s make it a thing The clever and hilarious way gender is challenged Loved it Basically, I m definitely reading the next one

  • Nat

    Lumberjanes follows a group of five butt kicking best friends determined to have an awesome summer together And they re not going to let a magical quest or an array of supernatural being get in their way I ve been looking to get my hands on this volume for months now But I didn t enjoy this graphic novel as much as I hoped I would, there was just something lacking in it for me.The characters weren t as developed as I would have like and there wasn t one that stood out to me, although April man Lumberjanes follows a group of five butt kicking best friends determined to have an awesome summer together And they re not going to let a magical quest or an array of supernatural being get in their way I ve been looking to get my hands on this volume for months now But I didn t enjoy this graphic novel as much as I hoped I would, there was just something lacking in it for me.The characters weren t as developed as I would have like and there wasn t one that stood out to me, although April managed to make me laugh on multiple occasions.Also, the action in this volume didn t make me feel excited or scared or anything really I just didn t feel any connections to the art, plot, or characters.It was, however, a quick and funny read and I m glad I flew through it Note I m an Affiliate If you re interested in buying Lumberjanes, Vol 1, just click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commission This review and can be found on my blog

  • Raeleen Lemay

    WELL THIS WAS DISAPPOINTING The plot basically made no sense at all, and the art didn t match the art on the cover which makes me so sad There were a couple of funny moments Ripley is incredible , but overall it was too silly for my taste.

  • Ashley Nuckles

    I LOVED THIS ALL

  • Carol.

    I m really not one for graphic novels the form generally misses me But I kept seeing Lumberjanes appear on my feed, and the idea behind it always piqued my interest Five girls camping at a residential girl scout camp with a hassled cabin leader and a intriguingly supportive camp director sounded both fun and familiar Luckily, the library had a copy, and off I was to the adventures at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types.It was fun My first surpr I m really not one for graphic novels the form generally misses me But I kept seeing Lumberjanes appear on my feed, and the idea behind it always piqued my interest Five girls camping at a residential girl scout camp with a hassled cabin leader and a intriguingly supportive camp director sounded both fun and familiar Luckily, the library had a copy, and off I was to the adventures at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types.It was fun My first surprise was the take on Girl Scouts, beginning with a Message from the High Council and the Lumberjanes Pledge I had to laugh because although I couldn t tell you the Girl Scout pledge, I know there s something about God and country there, and this edition has a mock cross out I was always uncomfortable with that bit too, ladies Chapter One starts with the Up All Night badge, another fun take on the Girl Scout badge collection It s the kind of subtle satire that elevates it a bit above a grade school level Billed as young teen teen, I wouldn t have any problem letting a younger person read it, just note they might miss some of the subtext.and possibly, fun but unfortunately obscure references Mae Jemison was the first African American woman in spaceAt any rate, the Hardcore Lady Types have a lot to deal with late night wanderings lead to mysterious encounters, a day on the river leads to a monster encounter, caving becomes puzzle solving, and a simple hike leads to a strange tower and a nearby camp for boys The last section is cover art from different editions, done by different artists Each section edition resolves one problem, while opening an opportunity for the next Occasionally the messaging gets to be a little heavy, but since it s a message I support, it wasn t very bothersome.The drawings are fun, blocky, elongated, lots of primary type colors and not going for a lot of realism depth Occasionally they verge on the over busy or are a little too stylized to help differentiate what is going on Each chapter seems to have a general color scheme, blues, browns or greens The story is intriguing, but the overarching story doesn t come anywhere near to resolved In fact, I m not entirely sure about the world building are these monsters a surprise to the girls staff I don t think it s supposed to be imaginary.Overall, it was super cute The girls are fast friends, each one perhaps appealing to a different demographic When they get into deep trouble, they all team up none of this ostracizing Puffy runs away and is welcomed back to the group plot line I confess I had my own fondness for Riley, the one who would leap into any situation in defense of her friends, even at her own risk Honestly, it reminded me of the days watching Scooby Doo and Wonder Twins Craaaack Pow Onward Disclosure I worked at a lumberjanes camp for two years, although I and my friends were on the staff side of things love always to Spryte, Pomme, Paddy, Flipper