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 its indeed fun, but very rarely funny. I may have cracked a smile here and there, but never did I actually laugh.Its 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 colors ...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Re-read 4/10/18: Man I have been absolutely blowing through graphic novels on my lunch break now that Ive started getting them on hoopla and dont have to remember to bring them with me. Anywhoo, this was cuter than I remembered and Im 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 Re-read 4/10/18: Man I have been absolutely blowing t...
  • Lindsey Rey
  • 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 - smart...
  • 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 girlsEsther, Susan, and Daisy. Theyre flat mates navigating university life together.As the volume progressed we dove a little more into the characters 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 allbut since its touching on real topics of conversation ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Vol 1: ★★★★☆Vol. 2: ★★★★★Vol. 3: ★★★★★Vol. 4: ★★★★★Vol. 5: ★★★★★Vol. 6: ★★★★★Vol. 7: ★★★★★Vol. 8: ★★★★★Vol. 9: ★★★★★Vol. 10: ★★★★★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 a...
  • 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...
  • ♡ ᴅ ʀ ᴇ ᴀ ᴍ ♡
    ❥ 3.5 / 5 stars
  • Warda
    This was so much fun to read!!! I need the next one.
  • 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 Daisys 18th.Ok, first of all, I am a foolish ...
  • 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 dont know where it is moving though but future volumes will decide! This is more of a NA type of comics for uni students! Yay 😀 This review and other non-spoilery re...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • monica kim
    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.
  • Razan
    Hilarious, Quirky and simply amazing Susan,Esther and Daisy are my new favourite girl gang 💖
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bee
    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
    Esther is the bomb dot comI really enjoyed this. A lot.
  • Ashley Daviau
    This definitely isnt your typical graphic novel with magic and superheroes and villains and its actually quite refreshing! Its just a simple and fun story following three friends going through the trials and tribulations of college. I loved the combo of the three girls personalities put together, it truly made me laugh out loud at some parts. And Esther is pretty much my spirit animal, I felt like she was me put on the page! This is a definite mu...
  • Emma
    This was so much fun to read! It explores the friendship between three girls who have just started university. Even though the situations they may find themselves in may be a bit unconventional or just over the top, I think that the feelings captured are exactly the ones people experience at university/college. I'm really looking forward to reading the second volume!