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by Cecil Castellucci

  • Author: Cecil Castellucci
  • ISBN: 1596436867
  • ISBN13: 978-1596436862
  • ePub: 1954 kb | FB2: 1573 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press; 2nd Printing edition (May 23, 2012)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 786
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The Year of the Beasts ePub download

Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award-winning author .

Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award-winning author of five books for young adults, including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, and Beige. Cecil Castellucci's books have been on the American Library Association's BBYA, Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists as well as the NYPL Books for the Teen Age and the Amelia Bloomer list. Born in New York City, Cecil lives in Los Angeles.

Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults including Boy . Year of the Beasts" is a book that alternates between traditional prose and fantastic illustrations.

Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults including Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and Beige (Candlewick, 2007). What I liked most about this novel is that there isn't a big plot twist near the end. In fact, Castellucci lays out the ending early on in the story. It's right there, staring you in the face.

Cecil Castellucci inspired me with this book. I wanted those tears. My patience was rewarded with the thought that young people today, young readers, must be grossly misjudged in their ability to interpret Cecil Castellucci inspired me with this book

The rain was coming down. It was soft, more like a mist. First she figured that she’d just miss the commercials. Then the first ten minutes.

The rain was coming down. Then twenty anding there on the sidewalk, all the latecomers had already straggled in and settled in their seats with hands halfway through their popcorn. She couldn’t believe that he wouldn’t come. I promise, he had said. And then she had reached for him and he’d reached for her and it felt so good to be in his arms and half naked.

Find sources: "Cecil Castellucci" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . The Year of the Beasts (2012), a hybrid prose, graphic novel illustrated by Nate Powell, is the story of two sisters and the summer they.

Find sources: "Cecil Castellucci" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (May 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Canadian musician, American fiction writer. Castellucci's 2006 novel The Queen of Cool centers on Libby Brin, one of the most popular girls in her school, whose life revolves around parties and boys. The Year of the Beasts (2012), a hybrid prose, graphic novel illustrated by Nate Powell, is the story of two sisters and the summer they have together juxtaposed with a comics story of a girl who wakes up as a Medusa.

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The Year of the Beasts. On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

The Year of the Beasts. Frost and the Mailman. On the outside, Libby Brin is the most popular girl in school. But on the inside, Libby is dying-of boredom. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life.

Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Nate Powell. Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults including Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and Beige (Candlewick, 2007)

Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Nate Powell. Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults including Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and Beige (Candlewick, 2007).

Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults .

Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister, Lulu, are unchaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test.

Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test.

Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.

Hugighma
At first, I didn't get it. Castelluci's text in the odd-numbered chapters, Powell's art in the even ones. They seemed distantly related, if at all. I mean, Catelluci's story has a certain appeal as a story about sisters in the companionship and competition of their teen years, discovering boys and themselves. Powell's walks the line between wrenching honesty and the surreal - as if teen years aren't surreal already, I just didn't see the link. Don't worry, it's there.

Although Celluci scripted the graphic novel segments that Powell drew, she gave him free reign in presenting it his own way - an excellent choice on her part. In fact, collaborating with Powell was a brilliant stroke from the start. In an afterword, Castelluci says she was already enamored of his work to begin with. But Powell has a unique way of capturing a young adult's thoughts in imagery, even (or especially) when those thoughts stray from the "normal." He was the perfect choice for representing a teen pushed past her limits.

So why not the fifth star? Some would give it, and I would have no reason to argue. But, as an older male, I'm not a serious student of the tribulations of teenage girls. It's for a different demographic than me, and that's OK. If others find it closer to their own hearts, I look forward to their differing thoughts on this.

-- wiredweird
Trash
With alternating chapters of prose and comics, Cecil Castellucci has woven a gripping tale of sisters, young love, a summer of changes and jealousy that will rip two sisters apart. Tessa and her younger sister Lulu have always hung around together and been very close. But this summer, Tessa is old enough to go to the carnival alone and not be embarrassed about what her parents look like, say and do. But Tessa will not be allowed to just hang out with her best friend, Celina. If Tessa wants to go to the carnival with her best friend, Celina---younger sister Lulu must come too. Tessa has had a crush on Charlie forever and this will be the night that they hold hands or kiss--Tessa can feel it. When she gets separated from Charlie in line, it is Lulu who goes into the sideshow with Charlie and emerges holding hands. This is the beginning of Lulu's first relationship and Tessa's mounting jealousy toward her sister. But Castellucci doesn't just paint these sisters black and white----there is irrational feelings and moods---Tessa loves her sister, and wants the best for her---just not with Charlie. When strange boy Jasper seems to keep popping up, Tessa begins a secret relationship with Jasper (made easier by the fact that he lives next door to Celina---where the sisters spend so much time)and as the summer rolls on---Tessa really cares for Jasper but still is angry with her sister because not only did she steal her secret crush; Lulu has gotten taller and needs more clothes and shoes. Her mother keeps buying Lulu new things but not Tessa. I really liked the allusion to Medusa, who turns anyone who looks at her to stone. You can see the inner turmoil of Tessa through Medusa's hair of snakes. Tessa hates herself for feeling this way; but she just can't help it. What will happen to the sisters, Charlie and the secret boy, Jasper? You must read this, I was totally unprepared for the climax---even though there were hints, signs, etc. As always, I love Cecil's books, now I love Nate Powell's graphic illustrations, I was left with such a tragic feeling...
Kazimi
Fascinating exploration of a young girls' bittersweet relationship between sisters and over boys. The juxtaposition of prose and graphic novel (revealed through the novel's alternating chapters of one then the other) provide a dramatic and unexpected kick by the story's end. 'The sum greater than its parts' so to speak ... but the two parts are equally great prose and captivating visuals by themselves ... It's just TOGETHER they elevate the concept of prose/graphic novel fusion, a great example of that still-evolving artistic format imo.

I'll remember this one for a long time.
BOND
Great book that my 12 year old had to read this past summer for school. She really enjoyed it and she absolutely hates to read.
Nirn
Nothing like a graphic novel to wake up the pre-teens. Best Christmas ever for young readers. Good for a re-read anytime.
Dilkree
Two seemingly different storyline, but one idea weave together to present this powerful and heartbreaking tale. Every summer the carnival rolls into town and for the first time ever Tessa is allowed to go to the carnival un-chaperoned with her best friend, Celina. The price to pay? Her younger sister Lulu gets to come along as well. All three girls hope to capture the eye of a boy for a summer romance, but jealousy enters their lives when the boy Tessa had an eye latches onto Lulu instead. A summer that began with promise spirals ever downward and tragedy strikes. In the other story, told in comic format, a young girl wakes up to a world that remains changed forever. They've all become beasts, characters out of Greek mythology, and she is Medusa. She wields considerable power, but all she wants is to be a normal girl again.

When I first started reading the story I was a bit confused. I couldn't figure out why it seemed like we were reading two different stories that just didn't seem to go together. But then...it blends. And the truth is revealed. This story really reminds of how "American Born Chinese" is laid out, with two seemingly different story lines and characters, but in the end they merge together masterfully.

It's a bit difficult to write about this book without revealing the plot twists, but I love how the stories are told and blended together into one and bringing in Greek mythology is a stroke of genius. That feeling of being an outcast, of being different, is something that we can all easily relate to. And the fact that its done with Nate Powell's gorgeous brush strokes is a treat.

This is the type of story that is perfect for young and old. And that once you get done reading it, you'll want to go back and read it again to see what you missed. 4 out of 5 stars.
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