Sunny Side up

Sunny Side up

Graphic Novel - 2015
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Sunny Lewin is sent to live with her grandfather for the summer in Florida, where she befriends Buzz, a boy completely obsessed with comic books, and faces the secret behind why she is in Florida in the first place.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780545741651
Branch Call Number: GN J HOLM
Characteristics: 216 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Holm, Matthew
Pien, Lark - Colorist


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Nov 15, 2017

I really loved this book but the part about dale and how he smokes and drinks is a little weird

Jul 18, 2017

It looks like a great comic,
I cant wait to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jun 27, 2017

A great graphic novel by amazing authors! Perfect for a read at the beach. Follow protagonist Sunny Lewin on her unexpected trip in Florida with Gramps, and the reason why she is down in Florida in the first place.

Dec 11, 2016

this is such an amazing book... it is heartbreaking and awesome!!!!

Jul 07, 2016

Sunny Side Up is about a girl named Sunny that lives with her mother, father and an older brother. She is excited about big plans coming up during summer but her brother goes through some drug addiction problems. Instead Sunny spends her summer at her grandfathers and later finds out about her brother and understands why she was sent to her grandfathers.

A great realistic graphic novel for fans of Raina Telgemeier ("Smile", "Sisters", "Drama"). Tweens will enjoy this historical fiction story with heart about family, friendship, and learning to speak up when it is important.

samdog123 Jan 13, 2016

This is a sensitive portrayal of a family problem. Sunny is sent to visit her Grandfather who is living in a retirement community in Florida. Gradually, she comes to accept that what happened wasn't her fault. A well done graphic novel from the author of the popular Baby Mouse series.

Dec 20, 2015

"This girl goes to her gramdpa's house in Florida because her brother has been drinking and smoking." Review submitted by Morgan for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

JCLChrisK Oct 15, 2015

While this book has a very effective plot with an intricate weaving of flashbacks and time jumps to gradually reveal the events at the heart of the story, and it is a character story more than anything, the book's heart lies in its ability to communicate emotion. Subtle, deep, hard emotion. The writing and art combine to brilliantly convey what Sunny and the other characters are feeling in a simple and poignant manner, making it exceedingly difficult for readers not to empathize. This is a story for anyone with secrets and hidden feelings (which is everyone, no?).

JCLPeggyH Oct 07, 2015

I am not usually a big fan of graphic novels, but this one was strongly recommended to me. It is the story of ten year old Sunny Lewin who is sent to stay with her grandfather for a summer, when she had planned on a summer at the lake with her best friend. Her grandfather lives in a retirement home in Florida and the only other child to be found is the gardener's son, who Sunny befriends. As the story unfolds, the reader becomes aware of the family secret behind Sunny's change in summer plans. Alternately funny and sad, this book stirred up a lot of memories of my childhood. I was extremely surprised to find myself with leaky eyes as a result of reading this book. Don't underestimate the power of a graphic novel to tell a moving story!

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Dec 11, 2016

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