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The Wrenchies

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent future fantasy has dynamic art, confusing plot.

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At first glance, THE WRENCHIES appears as if it might merely be an over-the-top homage to teen supergroups. But author-illustrator Farel Dalrymple has much more than that in mind. The graphic novel is by turns anarchic, surreal, darkly funny, and hyper-violent. The drawings are frequently grotesque and disturbing, but there's no denying their dynamism.

Unfortunately, some of the artwork is murky to the point of illegibility, and the plot proves to be equally opaque. Some readers will be repulsed; others will find the book engrossing.

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