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Sci-Fi Junior High

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Convoluted plot, forced humor keep space story from soaring.

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It's hard to stand out in the crowded field of middle school graphic novels targeted to boys, and this space-adventure entry tries mightily by piling on giggles but never quite gets off the ground. Sci-Fi Junior High is a fun enough romp, lightly held together with a barely there plot and lively artwork. Scott Seegert and John Martin cover familiar territory: There's the large and not-too-bright bully, the annoying younger sister, and the jokes about teachers. There's also the smart and capable girl making overtures to the oblivious hero, who's focused instead on the pretty girl he only sees from a distance.

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