by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Reader Appeal: Young Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s follow-up to the Scott Pilgrim universe is a bewitching exploration of folklore and humanity’s constant attempts at self-service. Seconds follows the life of Katie, a restaurateur who discovers a “house spirit” living in her home. When the spirit gives Katie the ability to change mistakes in her past, things get a little mixed up! O’Malley combines art and story with expert sensibilities, making this a graphic novel that keeps the attention from page 1 to the end.
Parents should be aware that while Seconds is purely fantasy, this book deals plainly with adult situations, sexuality, and spiritism.
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