Monday, April 21, 2014

The Night Wanderer (A Graphic Novel) by Drew Hayden Taylor; adapted by Alison Kooistra; illustrated by Mike Wyatt

Pierre L'Errant, once known as Owl, is a native who centuries ago left his home in search of something new. Pierre traveled to Europe with a group of French traders, but upon arrival, he realized these people did not see him as a person, but as entertainment. Pierre eventually becomes ill and is on the verge of death, when a vampire turns him. Centuries later, Pierre is coming home, to cleanse his soul and say goodbye.

Tiffany is a modern day native with a lot of issues following her parents separation. So, basically, she's a troubled teenager. She has a few run-ins with Pierre who is renting a room from Tiffany's family; in those run-ins, Pierre imparts on her that running from home is never good and that parents only nag because they care.

Pierre is supposed to be the main character of the story but it seems more time is spent on Tiffany and her teenage angst. The illustrations are really good, but the story focusing too much on Tiffany kind of killed it for me.

Rating 3 out of 5

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