Book review: Paul Has a Summer Job

August 25, 2009

Title: Paul Has a Summer Job
Author: Michel Rabagliati
Pages: 145

This is easily one of the best graphic novels i’ve read. It tells the story of a Canadian teenager called Paul. He is a rebellious teenager who drops out of school after being refused permission to work on a art project because of his poor grades.

Paul starts working at a printer’s shop as an apprentice. After a year of drudgery Paul is offered the opportunity to work at a summer camp for poor kids. Paul jumps at the opportunity and goes off to work as a camp counsellor for two months.

His time as a counsellor marks his transition from a teenager to an (not yet fully matured) adult.

Although this book has no plot as such and it is most likely made-up, it was still funny, interestig and moving. Highly recommended.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s