Rachel Reviews Graphic Novels: Giant Days, Vol. 1

giant-daysGiant Days focuses on three friends as they navigate their first months at Sheffield University. Ostensibly, not much happens – but therein lies the beauty of John Allison’s creation. To focus such an exacting eye on the minutia of female teenagers experiencing adulthood feels refreshingly honest. It reminded me of what it felt to be eighteen and away from home for the first time – to feel both empowered in my freedom and overwhelmed by the choices. Allison does a fantastic job at writing such complex characters in so few panels, and I lost track of time reading them. The only downside was that volume one had to end and its successor, volume two, was just as short.