Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Piper is a newly released graphic novel by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg with illustrations done by Jeff Stokelly. It is a Young Adult Fiction graphic novel with a little bit of romance and old-fashioned chivalry. It follows the story of a deaf villager who is not welcomed into the town due to her lack of hearing. She is consistently being singled out by others when visiting the town for goods. The village faces the challenge of getting rid of an infestation of rats that continue to dwindle their already limited amount of food. The local exterminators cannot seem to extinguish the problem and time is running out. A visitor from out of town serves as the exterminator by using a unique method to getting rid of the rats. The members of the town are skeptical of his ways and continue to question him. All but the single deaf villager and her family despise him. He asks for high demands but promises to leave once the problem has been eradicated.
I loved this graphic novel and recommended it to others. It is filled with a surprising twist and a bit of romance. The ending is even more interesting with yet another plot twist. If you haven’t read it, you should pick up a copy at your local bookstore. Piper was a highly anticipated read for me, which is why I love it.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars due to the shortness of the novel. I wished it was a bit longer with more of a storyline added.