A review by jkenna90
Shirley and Jamila's Big Fall by Gillian Goerz


This was such a great graphic novel! We follow Jamila and Shirley as they navigate school, new friendships, and after school activities. Jamila is getting more into basketball, and even joins an after school league. There she meets a new girl, Seena, and the two become fast friends. Shirley is a detective that is currently helping her client, Eva, because another student, Chuck, is blackmailing her and demanding four hundred dollars or else. Shirley and Jamila devise a plan to break into Chuck's house and steal all of the blackmail information that he has on Eva and the other kids at their school. Will they be able to pull of their plan? Or will the two get caught and get in trouble? You'll have to read this to find out!

I really liked this graphic novel. I thought that it brought up a lot of great discussions about friendships and how you can be friends with lots of different people. I also thought that it addressed bullying and how you can handle it very nicely as well.