In this edition of The Lerner Podcast, editor Greg Hunter interviews cartoonist MariNaomi, creator of the Life on Earth graphic novel series. The most recent book, Distant Stars, came out this spring.
In this sci-fi-tinged YA graphic novel trilogy, a group of teenagers struggles with early romances and fraying friendships against the backdrop of a classmate’s possible alien abduction and mysterious return. The headstrong Emily, the aloof Brett, the insecure Nigel, and the awkward Paula are all learning how to deal with life’s challenges—and an alien presence might be affecting them too.
“[The] creative artistic effects amplify the tension and awkward emotions, transforming a familiar story of young love into something memorable and new.”—Publishers Weekly
“MariNaomi skillfully weaves webs of intrigue, and fans of suspenseful graphic novels will be interested in how events play out.”—School Library Journal
“A tremendous finale to a singular trilogy.”—Kirkus Reviews
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