*I received a free ecopy of this graphic novel via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
This volume only ended up being about 90 pages long with the other 40 or so pages being extras. And while I don’t want to hold the length against it (and even though some of the extras, like No Shave November, were kind of awesome), it didn’t leave time for much to happen (this volume was mostly insight into Elly’s situation and the terrible jobs she’s had in the past), and it made it hard for me to connect to the characters because I didn’t get to know them enough.
That being said, I liked what I saw of the characters so far. Elly’s situation, being a post-college twenty-something struggling to find a good job, is something I can relate to, and her indecision/freak out when she was in the car on the way to the new job spoke to me on a spiritual level. Anyone who is indecisive will feel that pain!
But while I related to Elly because of her situation, I related to Serge because of his personality. He was just kind of sarcastic and exasperated with the ridiculous things he had to put up with. He also seemed kind of dorky in that lovable way. And his facial expressions were the best.
Overall it had nice artwork and was a quirky, entertaining read. Though I didn’t get to connect much with the characters this time, I can see myself getting more into the series as it continues.
I'm not sure yet, I need to read some more of the series before really knowing who to recommend it to. So far, I'd say graphic novel readers who like quirky humor.