#Review #GraphicNovel ~~ Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz
Alex’s 5 Star Review
Before I talk about the plot of Gotham High I first want to mention the artwork. The cover is bright and eye-catching which is always great when looking for something to read. The interior art was beautiful and extremely detailed! De La Cruz and Pitilli did a great job adapting this story into a graphic novel.
I have always been a fan of superheroes so I was super excited about this! Graphic novels are also a nice change of pace every now and then because they’re quicker, easier to read, and you have the art to enjoy in addition to the story.
I loved Gotham High, it was a really fun take on some popular DC Universe characters. We get to see a young Batman, Catwoman, Joker, and Poison Ivy in a different setting than we’re typically used to. I also enjoyed the mystery to it as Bruce worked to solve the kidnappings occurring at their school. In addition to an engaging mystery, there was also a love triangle and strong female characters, so this graphic novel checked pretty much all my boxes for a good read!
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took–even destroy the ones they love–to satisfy their own motives.
After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents’ murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.
When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight–but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes … and where everyone is a suspect.
With enchanting art by Thomas Pitilli, this new graphic novel is just as intoxicating as it is chilling, in which dearest friends turn into greatest enemies–all within the hallways of Gotham High!