Level Up by Gene Luen Yang

Man, this was another great graphic novel by Gene Yang.  Dennis is an Asian American whose parents have very high doctor expectations for him.  He would prefer to be a master video gamer, and is in fact, awesome at video games. (By the way, this is yet another graphic novel that Paul and I enjoyed reading together. Here’s his much more thorough and timely and well remembered review.)  As he struggles with expectations and his sense of self four angels appear to help him out.

The art complements the story and together with the words this is a beautiful story dealing with some very serious themes.  This is my favorite type of graphic novel, and I’d pair it with Same Difference in terms of my favorites.


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