The Never Weres

The Never Weres

Fiona Smyth

The story reminded me of Children of Men–it follow three of the last teenagers in the world.  In this graphic novel, people have stopped being able to have children and because of this, society is crumbling.  It took me a while to get into the story, mostly because I didn’t find the art very appealing.  I also didn’t enjoy the plot at first (because it reminded me of other, better stories).  However, once I got to the middle and the mystery was set up, I was sucked into it.  When the secrets were revealed, I was hooked.

By the end of the story, I felt like I had read the sequel to the Island, a movie about clones.  I didn’t see the ending coming at all, though I guessed minor details here and there. The characters were okay.  I liked having strong female leads, but the supporting characters weren’t explained enough to satisfy me.  Especially the boy’s mother–what’s up with her?  Anyway, graphic novel lovers who are craving sci-fi will enjoy this one, but because of the slow start, I’m going to tell others to skip it.

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