Banana Sunday

Publisher: Oni Press

Review

Fitting into a new school isn’t easy. Kirby would prefer to take things slowly: stay out of the limelight and blend into the background. But being the guardian of a trio of talented primates, who not only speak but have other attention-grabbing behaviours, tends to attract more than a little interest.

As Kirby tries to navigate new friendships, bullying classmates and a potential romantic relationship, she also seems preoccupied with deflecting questions about her ape and monkey entourage. What could she possibly be hiding?

Kirby’s experiences of being the new girl will be familiar to many teens but this full-colour graphic novel wittily explores "otherness" in a number of different ways as well as addressing issues around self-esteem, trust, friendship and loyalty.

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