Shadow of the Batgirl

Shadow of the BatgirlShadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn, Nicole Goux
on February 4, 2020
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Out Spring 2020.

I’m here with yet another book review. I might actually be catching up with my reading goals for the year, but we will see if that actually happens. It has been hard year so far so I hope that things are beginning to look up.

Today we are here to discuss a graphic novel that I have read recently. If you followed me for the last year, you will know that I have gotten into the graphic novel series that DC began publishing. You can read a review of a few of the other graphic novels here, here, here, and here. This is another graphic novel in the series though none of the books are connected, so feel free to read them in any order you want.

In this novel, we meet Cassandra Cain and she struggles to identify who she is and her role in society for most of the novel. It takes her a while but she identifies with the stories of Batgirl and wanting to save people though she might not know who Batgirl is.

I love that in this graphic novel you get to see Cassandra Cain portrayed as asian and to see how that adds to her struggles with her identity. I also loved the illustration throughout the novel being a little more sketchy and the panels a little more disjointed at times as it appears that Cassandra’s thoughts are also disjointed.

I would recommend this novel if you like any of the DC characters and are a bit familiar with Gotham City. I would also recommend this book if you are familiar with any of Sarah Kuhn’s work in literature. I definitely think that this is a fun read and adds to the beautiful work that DC is creating in their ink series.

I hope to see you soon in another post.


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