By YA Highway

The artwork is as gritty and well-done as warrants a story like this, with a fantastic noir vibe, but it’s the sparse and effective text that truly broke my heart. The brilliant two page spread of “professional” opinions about Yummy, including pieces from President Clinton’s speech about the murder, contrasted poignantly with the close community of friends and family trying to come to terms with how and why an 11-year old boy ends up accused of murder. And Roger’s honest and oft-times confused thoughts mirrored my own. Roger doesn’t come up with an easy answer because there isn’t one. But readers will appreciate the various ways he questions the life and death of a boy who was both bully and victim. YUMMY is one of the most difficult and beautiful graphic novels I’ve seen and will linger with me for a long time. —YA Highway