Shirley and Jamila's Big Fall by Gillian Goerz

Shirley and Jamila's Big Fall

Shirley & Jamila #2

Gillian Goerz

200 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 78 reviews


adventurous 76%
lighthearted 58%
funny 47%
mysterious 47%
inspiring 23%
hopeful 17%
tense 17%
emotional 11%
dark 5%
reflective 5%
relaxing 5%


medium 53%
fast 46%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 41%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 75% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 8%

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