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 87 reviews


adventurous 75%
lighthearted 60%
mysterious 55%
funny 45%
inspiring 20%
hopeful 15%
tense 15%
emotional 10%
reflective 10%
relaxing 10%
dark 5%


fast 55%
medium 44%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 40%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 13% | Yes: 13%

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