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Fly on the Wall

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Funny graphic novel hybrid about friendship, communication.

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Remy Lai's funny and fast-paced graphic novel thoughtfully explores middle school friendships and helicopter parenting. Readers will love Henry's action packed-adventure and the wise characters he meets along his journey. Like Pie in the Sky, Lai seamlessly integrates charming illustrations into the story. There are many hilarious visuals of Henry's overprotective family members as helicopters before Henry realizes that's how his family shows their love and affection for him. And although he thinks he's an outsider, that doesn't excuse his decision to start lying to his family or spreading rumors about his teachers and classmates. But as Henry slowly reveals why he began Fly on the Wall and sees that he's been hurting people, readers will learn important lessons about communication and apologizing for your mistakes.

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