Stephen McCranie's Space Boy Volume 4 (Paperback)
If you haven't been reading Stephen McCranie's Space Boy, you are missing out on a wonderful graphic story that has delightful characters, engaging story lines, and a lot to love. Part 4 of the saga just came out in print in July and part 5 comes out in November, so you have plenty of time to catch up. This is one of those books that had me staying up late into the night to read, I couldn't put it down! From the first chapter McCranie draws you into the world of Amy, a young girl whose world as she knows it is about to change completely. Amy has such a unique way of looking at the world and her excitement about the little things fills you with curiosity as you read. That's not to say her world is all easy either. As she confronts new experiences, global organizations, and deadly robots, she also learns a lot about friendship, family, and the things that matter most. McCranie does a great job of exploring larger conflicts and intense relationships while keeping things appropriate and reachable. This would be a great book to read as a family or individually for adults and middle grade kids.— Caleigh Havansek
A sci-fi drama of a high school aged girl who belongs in a different time, a boy possessed by emptiness as deep as space, an alien artifact, mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years.
To Amy, everyone has a flavor. For instance, Doctor Kim is like chamomile tea with lemon.
Amy is finally feeling that she's made a true connection with the mysterious, flavorless Oliver, but their entire relationship is rattled--possibly forever. Amy struggles to come to terms with that friendship ending and reaches out to an old friend. She'll discover that the help of friends from all points of her life makes everything better.
About the Author
Stephen McCranie is the writer and illustrator for the Space Boy and Mal and Chad, all-ages graphic novel series. Stephen grew up drawing comics from an early age. He eventually earned a Fine Arts degree at the University of New Mexico. Stephen originally created Mal and Chad as a comic strip for the UNM school newspaper.