Title: The Avant-Guards, Vol. 1
Author: Carly Usdin, Noah Hayes
Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novel, LGBT
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: September 3, 2019
When Charlie transfers to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, she struggles to find her feet, but winds up exactly where she belongs…in the school’s (terrible) basketball team.
As a transfer student to the Georgia O’Keeffe College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics, former sports star Charlie is struggling to find her classes, her dorm, and her place amongst a student body full of artists who seem to know exactly where they’re going. When the school’s barely-a-basketball-team unexpectedly attempts to recruit her, Charlie’s adamant that she’s left that life behind…until she’s won over by the charming team captain, Liv, and the ragtag crew she’s managed to assemble. And while Charlie may have left cut-throat competition in in the dust, sinking these hoops may be exactly what she needs to see the person she truly wants to be.
From Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer, Goldie Vance) comes an ensemble comedy series that understands that it’s the person you are off the court that matters most.
This is the perfect graphic novel for September. Charlie transfers to a new school, so we get to learn about the school through her new perspective. She was recruited to join the basketball team, where she found the perfect team.
I loved the variety of characters. Each one comes from a different background, yet they were all brought together by basketball. It was great to see how they found common ground in this sport.
I really enjoyed this book. I’m excited to see what happens next.
Thank you BOOM! Box for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What to read next:
Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1 by Carly Usdin, Nina Vakueva
Giant Days, Vol. 1 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, Whitney Cogar
Have you read The Avant-Guards, Vol. 1? What did you think of it?