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Justin A. Reynolds

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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Col·laborador — 156 exemplars


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Miles Morales is a normal kid who struggles to balance his schoolwork and family obligations. When a hurricane devastates Puerto Rico, birthplace of his mother, Miles decides to raise money for rebuilding with a fundraiser. On top of all of this, he also just happens to swing through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man nabbing criminals.
When a pair of criminals with surprising superpowers of their own elude Miles, he is left with a mysterious glowing blue rock, which his new classmate Kyle recognizes because her dad, an employee of Serval Industries, has one as well. But now her dad is missing, and Kyle will stop at nothing to find him—and Miles realizes that the glowing blue rock has something to do with the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Miles is pulled in many directions but has a supportive community, including his parents, his roommate Ganke, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and the other Spider-Man, Peter Parker.
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AnnesLibrary | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 28, 2024 |
Loved it! Jamal’s narrative is crisp, and he’s soft-hearted. This story plays with the idea of closure after someone’s death. It’s touching and funny. Yes, it’s not an all-consuming sad fest.

This has one of the best takes on forgiveness that I’ve read in a while. Even if you have never experienced grief or heartache, there’s something emotional here that would resonate with anyone.
DestDest | Nov 26, 2023 |
Representation: Biracial main character
Trigger warnings: N/A?
Score: Seven points out of ten.
This review can also be found on The StoryGraph.

I enjoyed this first book in a new comic series, and I can't wait for more instalments. I wonder if there's a relation to Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, which I haven't watched, but it looks good. The main character, Miles, had shortcomings and struggles, but he overcame them, and he had some strengths as well, which I liked. The main complication was the natural disaster in Puerto Rico, and I enjoyed seeing him try to cope with the situation and balance his regular and superhero life. The villain was a little bit on the mysterious side, and I forgot what her name was since I didn't know that much about her, but more information could be revealed in the next book in the series. If you like stories about realistic superheroes, this is for you.

Update: I have read the second book in the series. It was okay. There might be a third book. I have also watched the sequel to Into the Spiderverse called Across the Spiderverse. That was only okay.
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Law_Books600 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Nov 3, 2023 |
Representation: Biracial main character
Trigger warnings: N/A?
Score: Seven points out of ten.
This review can also be found on The StoryGraph.

This was another good book in the series, with an interesting premise, which I enjoyed. I liked seeing what Miles is doing this time to save the city, and what the mysterious villain is doing. There was a new video game that was about to be launched, which turned everyone into statues, how is that even possible? The villain from the last book turned out not to be a villain, which was confusing, but she gave information on who the real villain was, who just wanted to make the world better, by wiping out humanity because he thinks they just aren't good enough (Wow, how pretentious, sometimes antagonists use that excuse just to destroy all humans and take over the world!) Eventually Miles defeated him, and he saved the world from destruction. If you like a comic book series, this is the book for you, though you need to read the first book first.… (més)
Law_Books600 | Nov 3, 2023 |



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