Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1) by John Allison

Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)

Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but ...


Details Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)

TitleGiant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)
ISBN9781608867899
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Release DateDec 1st, 2015
PublisherBOOM! Box
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Contemporary
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Reviews Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    1970-01-01
    This was such a fun read! Though I did feel it lacked a bit of direction, but it was such an entertaining read.
  • karen
    1970-01-01
    i am stunned that i loved this book so much.seriously - huge props to you people (YOUUUUU PEEEEEOPLE!!) who kept reviewing this book with such praise and pushing it on me and my apologies for not believing you all sooner. the artwork still does nothing for me, and is the reason i stubbornly resisted it for so long, but i fell hard for the characters, the story, and the general energy of this book. it's funny, it's charming, it features strong fem...
  • Lola
    1970-01-01
    I picked this comic volume on a whim, having heard that it explores the theme of friendship in a humorous way.And it’s indeed fun, but very rarely funny. I may have cracked a smile here and there, but never did I actually laugh.It’s about three inseparable girls at college who do and say all types of curious things. As it usually is with comics, the girls have exaggerated reactions and peculiar ways of behaving.The art is filled with bright c...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    1970-01-01
    WOW this was just what I needed. Amazing art, and absolutely hilarious!
  • Nat
    1970-01-01
    This graphic novel was really really fun and cute!I had a great time reading the adventures of Susan, Esther, and Daisy as they start their university lives.The incredible friendships with relatable humor, and growing up stories made this storyline extremely enjoyable.I want more flashbacks!Definitely going to check out the next volume.*Note: I'm an Amazon Affiliate. If you're interested in buying Giant Days, Vol. 1, just click on the image below...
  • Lindsey Rey
    1970-01-01
    WHY IS THIS OVER???? WHYYYYYYYY? HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR VOLUME 2??? I LOVED THIS SO FREAKING MUCH!!! NEW FAVORITE GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    1970-01-01
    Re-read 4/10/18: Man I have been absolutely blowing through graphic novels on my lunch break now that I’ve started getting them on hoopla and don’t have to remember to bring them with me. Anywhoo, this was cuter than I remembered and I’m excited to carry on with the series again!Original read 6/28/18: This was okay! I feel like I might start to enjoy it more as the series goes on. Here's hoping
  • Melanie
    1970-01-01
    “Why are... boys... like this?” This was a really fun, slice of life, college graphic-novel. And I think I liked it a little more because I always get nostalgic this time of year for college and dorm life. But this graphic novel follows three girls, who share a dorm, and are best friends. ➽ Daisy - kind of geeky, likes ASMR, is queer. (basically me.)➽ Esther - hot, and extremely funny, goth. (basically ideal dating material.) ➽ Susan -...
  • Riley
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this. The characters were fun and I can see it getting much better in future volumes. But the plot seemed to have a strange flow.
  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    1970-01-01
    reread feb '18 STILL FREAKING LOVE THIS SERIES. now that I've reread vol 1 i can read the rest of the volumes and catch up!-----------------------THIS WAS FRIGGIN ADORABLE AND HILARIOUS. Do you love lady friendship, smart humor, diversity, and coming of age stories? THEN READ THIS. This sort of gave me the same feeling when I read Fangirl. This follows three friends who are in their first year of university. It's relatable and hilarious. I neeeee...
  • HFK
    1970-01-01
    Awhile back Amazon had a bigger sale on less known graphics that included few volumes of much praised Giant Days, which at the time was completely unknown phenomena to me. I thought the premise looked quite fun and intriguing, so I picked up a few volumes to give the series a shot.Little did I know, because after my shopping, I started to see my bookish sites being full of love and recommendations of the series, and again felt as I had lived unde...
  • Calista
    1970-01-01
    What a find! This book was fun. It took me back to my university days- New friends, weird situations, interesting friends and absurdities. I enjoy the characters and the energy the art conveys. I did find it interesting that when they went to class it was mostly empty; we used to go to class in my day. Attendance was a mandatory thing.There is still so much to explore here. I feel like we only met our characters and I am wanting to know more and ...
  • Sam Quixote
    1970-01-01
    Giant Days follows three first year students at university: Daisy, home-schooled and naive, the youngest of the group; Esther, a Goth chick who looks identical to Nemi and is getting over her recent breakup with her high-school boyfriend; and Susan, the mother of the group and a med student. In this first book, they get sick, deal with obnoxious lad students running an offensive website, and celebrate Daisy’s 18th.Ok, first of all, I am a fooli...
  • Kai
    1970-01-01
    Giant Days was fun and sarcastic and very cute. I'll make sure to get hold of the next volumes!Find more of my books on Instagram
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    1970-01-01
    I kept seeing this everywhere so I decided to try it out on Hoopla. Three college students, making their way in the world. I had a home-schooled girl in my freshman friend trio too, so I think I found a few shared experiences. I can see sitting and reading all of these the same way I might binge on tv show on Netflix, light but enjoyable.
  • Paul E. Morph
    1970-01-01
    Words cannot express how much I love this book!Well, maybe they can and I should stop being so lazy.I'm a long time reader of John Allison's webcomics so I was delighted to see his work enter a different arena in the form of the 20 page comicbook. Allison's quirky sense of humour is well represented here, even if he's chosen to lose the paranormal elements of his webcomics. I love all the characters and the mostly done-in-one-issue stories are ch...
  • Jan Philipzig
    1970-01-01
    Quirky, charming, likable, humorous portrayal of university life targeted at the high-school crowd (I think). Trying to establish themselves in their new environment, our three female protagonists have to deal with mysterious but affordable Polish flu medication, "lad culture" (read: the latest forms of chauvinism), and the good old stuffiness of "academia." Nothing earth-shattering, but enjoyable enough.
  • Nina
    1970-01-01
    It's been years since I've last read a graphic novel but I'd heard great things about the Giant Days series, so I thought I'd check it out and I really enjoyed the first volume. It was such a quick and fun read and I also really liked the art in it. I will definitely continue with the second volume of this series and I think I'll generally try to start reading more graphic novels in the future. instagram || my blog || twitter
  • Razan
    1970-01-01
    Hilarious, Quirky and simply amazing Susan,Esther and Daisy are my new favourite girl gang 💖
  • Monica
    1970-01-01
    I had been hyping this up in my head for months, which usually spells disaster, but this did not disappoint. I thought it was smart, hilarious, and had great art. I'm going to need this as a tv series.
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    Okay, so at first I was reading this and it was enjoyable, but I'm thinking, "I don't get the fuss." And then I read like, three more pages, and I was in love. Whoops. Giant Days follows three college freshmen, Susan, Esther and Daisy. As the comic starts, they've been in school only about three weeks and have made fast friends with one another. Susan is our narrator. She's smart and feministy and has a temper. Esther is very pale, pretty and "pr...
  • AleJandra
    1970-01-01
    5 College Life Primer Novela Grafica New Adult que leo, aunque el tono de la historia es bastante adolescente. No que me queje, la verdad es que es un libro muy divertido.La historia sigue las andanzas de tres jóvenes que están empezando College. Lo nuevo que es vivir de forma independiente y todo lo que esto conlleva.Mi parte favorita: Cuando nos muestran cuando están enfermas, las 3 enfrentan la enfermedad de forma diferente, pero muy divert...
  • David Schaafsma
    1970-01-01
    First volume (collecting the first 4 issues) of a series about Susan, Esther, and Daisy starting university in the U.K.. It's a very British comic, I am told, but I have to say aside from a bit of language and cultural refs this feels like three white girls going to college, pretty much anywhere. Which is to say it will be immensely popular with the high school girl crowd. The tone is pretty manic but not much really happens. These girls get to b...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    1970-01-01
    I love stories about first year uni students! There really needs to be more of them! I'm pretty sure Daisy is my favourite character, but all of the girls are so quirky and hilarious. If you want a glimpse into (or to be reminded of) university shenanigans then Giant Days is the perfect place to start. I can't wait to see the Holiday Ball in Volume 2!
  • Jade Ratley
    1970-01-01
    Esther is the bomb dot comI really enjoyed this. A lot.
  • Maggie
    1970-01-01
    I liked this one, I fell in love with characters instantly.
  • ashley (saidthestory)
    1970-01-01
    This is one of the best graphic novels I have read in a very long time. I was laughing out loud the entire time.
  • Lauren
    1970-01-01
    Oooooh, what a delightful graphic novel full of girly chat, revenge on men and what it means to be friends. Giant Days focuses on three girls at university - Susan, Daisy and Esther. I would say that Susan is the protagonist; she is a headstrong girl who has a run in with her "enemy" named Mcgraw (we later find out that she asked him out only to be turned down and subsequently broke her heart). She is witty, cute and totally kick-ass.Then there's...
  • Maede
    1970-01-01
    A fun comic book about three college best friends with Totally different personalities.A simple story almost with no direction. Medium art but truly colorful!Going to see if it gets better!p.s: I just love the way Esther dresses!!Meet the characters95.7.19
  • Kristina Horner
    1970-01-01
    Thought this was pretty fun. Love the three main characters and felt their friendship was genuine and authentic. I wish the first couple issues in this volume were a little more exciting, but once I was in a bit deeper, I grew to appreciate the "day in the life" feel of this graphic novel series. A+ feminism and female friendship.