The Book Club| Ms. Marvel No Normal

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Illustrated by Adrian Alphona 4/5

This is the first graphic novel/combined comic book I have ever read. And do you know what I felt like this was a great introduction to the genre and the way of story telling, especially as I am familiar with the Marvel universe. This book in particular is a collection of Ms. Marvel comics #1-#5 as well as other content, I picked this up instead of one of the more well known Marvel comic collections because I wanted to read new content and I have heard a lot of great things about this book in particular. So Ms. Marvel follows the story of a girl (Kamala Khan) who wants to be an Avenger, and well she gets her wish.

Definitely my favourite thing about this book is that I could relate to the characters, I saw some of them as the people from my friendship group now as well as other characters being almost identical to my secondary school peers. Not only that the book covers the life of a community that is not entirely white American, they have different standards and belief systems. Kamala explores and tests these but also respects them in a way that any teenager respects their parents and older siblings. I really want the chance to read some more of this series soon, but alas I have exams and several other books I already own to read first.

XO, Miriam

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  1. I love Kamala Khan so much, what a fresh, cool, sweet super hero! The next is great too - hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

    1. I know, she is such a different take on a superhero compared to the other Marvel characters! I am hoping to get to it in the next few weeks...
      XO, Miriam