By Love YA Lit

The collaboration between Neri and DuBurke is exceptional; DuBurke’s black and white illustrations are a perfect fit with Yummy’s story and Neri’s storytelling . . . G. Neri has created a strong narrator in Roger, who guides us through the events surrounding Shavon and Yummy’s deaths and the various thoughts and opinions flowing through the neighborhood and across the airwaves during the summer of 1994. The graphic novel raises questions and elicits emotions without ever being preachy, and is an impressive use of the medium. —Love YA Lit