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)
Release DateDec 1st, 2015
PublisherBOOM! Box
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Contemporary, Graphic Novels Comics

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

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    This was such a fun read! Though I did feel it lacked a bit of direction, but it was such an entertaining read.
  • karen
    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
    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
    WOW this was just what I needed. Amazing art, and absolutely hilarious!
  • Nat
    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
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    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
    “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
    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.
  • R.K. Gold
    3.5It was a really cute read in a low stakes world set in Britain. Follows three girls—Esther, Susan, and Daisy. They’re flat mates navigating university life together.As the volume progressed we dove a little more into the character’s backstories (mostly Susan who broke the 4th wall before her flashback)Had a couple moments when it felt a little degrassi, not in a bad way, just not subtle at all—but since it’s touching on real topics o...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Vol 1: ★★★★☆Vol. 2: ★★★★★Vol. 3: ★★★★★Vol. 4: ★★★★★Vol. 5: ★★★★★Vol. 6: ★★★★★Vol. 7: ★★★★★Vol. 8: ★★★★★Vol. 9: ★★★★★I've been meaning to read Giant Days forever, and I'm so glad I finally picked up the series! It's not often that I get into contemporary graphic novels, but this is an exception worth making. The characters are lively and fun (especially Esthe...
  • Jillian
    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...
  • Calista
    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
    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...
  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionGiant Days Vol 1 was a surprisingly good comic! I like that the setting is in a university and the 3 MC are girls who are relatable. This was funny and had good drawing style and it is easy to read. I don’t know where it is moving though but future volumes will decide! This is more of a NA type of comics for uni students! Yay 😀
  • Kai
    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)
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Hilarious, Quirky and simply amazing Susan,Esther and Daisy are my new favourite girl gang 💖
  • Monica
    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
    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...
  • David Schaafsma
    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)
    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!
  • Maggie
    I liked this one, I fell in love with characters instantly.
  • Jade Ratley
    Esther is the bomb dot comI really enjoyed this. A lot.
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    We really need more stories/comics set during studying at University! I felt throughout that there was something missing for me personally. Some of the characters also acted quite immature and made me feel a little uncomfortable. I most likely won't be continuing on with the series.
  • ashley (saidthestory)
    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
    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...