Shirley and Jamila's Big Fall by Gillian Goerz

Shirley and Jamila's Big Fall

Shirley & Jamila #2

Gillian Goerz

240 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction graphic novel middle grade mystery adventurous lighthearted mysterious medium-paced


For fans of Raina Telgemeier and Victoria Jamieson, this middle grade graphic novel series tells the story of Shirley and Jamila, two girl detectives on a mission to stop their school’s biggest bully once and for allAs Jamila settles into the rhyt...

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Community Reviews Summary of 70 reviews


adventurous 75%
lighthearted 56%
funny 43%
mysterious 43%
inspiring 25%
hopeful 18%
emotional 12%
tense 12%
dark 6%
reflective 6%
relaxing 6%


medium 50%
fast 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Plot: 36%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 72% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 9%

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