A review by panda_incognito
Shirley and Jamila's Big Fall by Gillian Goerz


I enjoyed the first book in this series, and this new installment is even better. The color palette conveys the story's energy and emotion in a great way, and the mystery is so suspenseful that I found myself holding my breath a few times. I found this gripping as an adult reader, and would have absolutely loved it when I was the target audience. This graphic novel is really unique, and I am now inspired to reread the Sherlock Holmes story that inspired it.

Just like the first book, this one also includes a theme about friendship. It adds depth to the plot without being preachy, and the ongoing character development makes me excited to see what Shirley and Jamila will experience next. Based on the current title scheme, I hope to find out what they do in the winter and the spring, but I also hope that the series will keep going far beyond that! This is great, and I would highly recommend it to kids, teens, and adults.