Original Fake was written by Kirstin Cronn-Mills and Illustrated by E. Eero Johnson. This illustrated book is Banksy-inspired which involves a high-tension sibling rivalry filled with street art and train wrecks. If readers’ love sequential art, graphic novels, young adult, and realistic fiction, then Original Fake by Kirstin Cronn-Mills and Illustrated by E. Eero Johnson is the one for you! In this book we meet protagonist Frankie Neumann who is an introvert. Frankie is a junior at Henderson High School who doesn’t fit in and after school he cooks pizza at Pizza Vendetta. However, Frankie harbors a secret talent for art because his family won’t approve of his aspirations. Frankie has a weird sister named Lou who is obsessed with wearing tutus and making his life miserable. A drastic change is about to happen: Frankie is offered to meet his art idol, the mysterious street artist Uncle Epic. Frankie accepts the invitation, begins to complete street art of his own, and has the perfect opportunity to strike back at his torturous sister. Original Fake has great illustrations that help envision the world Cronn-Mills has created. Readers will see Frankie’s shaggy teen boy mop and Lou’s tutus. Even if readers are reading a page filled with only words, then a splash of color will break through. Original Fake is sure to please young readers with its strong illustrations and literary features. I recommend Original Fake for others to be read.
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|Author||Kirstin Cronn-Mills, illus. by E. Eero Johnson|
|Page Count||352 pages|
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