Publisher: Boom! Box
Release: August 28th 2018
Received: Read as single issues
Issues: Giant Days 29-32
I know I say this every time, but I’m really enjoying the Giant Days series. It’s been so much fun to binge read. I hope it’ll be just as much fun to keep up with! In Giant Days Vol. 8 Suzie, Esther, and Daisy are still in their second year, and they’re still up to their usual antics. Despite that, things are starting to change, just like in real life.
This has been such a fun series for me. I’m glad I picked it up (actually, I think a friend on goodreads suggested it to me – so anybody else out there with recommendations that you want to share, please feel free to!). I’m getting close to being caught up in the series, which is a pretty great feeling. I actually wish I had known about this series earlier, but eh, that’s life right?
Man did a lot of stuff happen in this volume (I know I sound like a broken record there, so please forgive me). This volume did a pretty good job of balancing the attention between all three main characters, as well as showing us more of the secondary characters.
It wasn’t any surprise to me that Esther is/was the top dog in her English class. While that normally applies to merit (and in this case I think it might have as well?) in Esther’s case it really was more of a popularity contest. It was interesting to see this side of her – though if I’m being honest I actually thought Esther was dreaming at first. Harsh, I know, but they’ve made a point of telling us how behind she tends to be in school…so it felt like a safe assumption.
I’m not sure how I feel about the Ed plotline. I get that he’s feeling lost and dejected, but he’s also being a bit of a jerk. Again, I know I sound harsh there, but he’s pretty much pouting because his life (and relationships) isn’t perfect, while not being willing to put the work into them. Again, I know I’m probably being harsh there, but mostly because I think he could be really happy if he let himself (I know he doesn’t want to tell Esther how he feels, but in that case he’s really got to work on finding other people and girls to try and get over her – either make the move or don’t, you know?).
Daisy’s relationship is predictably chaotic. No surprise there. I like Ingrid fine, but I can see how utterly exhausting she’d be, especially to an introvert like Daisy. I wonder how long the two of them will last, and how badly the breakup will go? Speaking of, Suzie and Esther don’t seem terribly fond of her…which considering how messy she is (and inconsiderate about their property) I totally get it. I’ve never had to deal with this issue, so I sincerely have no idea how hard it would be to handle it with tact. I don’t envy them.
Actually, it looks like all of the relationships are on the road for changes. Suzie and McGraw are getting pretty serious, Daisy and Ingrid are still together and Ingrid is laying on the pressure for more, which leaves Esther and Ed out in the cold. I wonder how that’ll go?
I can’t wait to get my hands on the next volume! Actually, I already have it, but it’s in single issues, which I’m fine with. So this is the second to last volume I get to binge read before I get caught up. I’m not sure how I feel about that.