Paperback, 144 pages

English language

Published Oct. 30, 2016 by Image Comics.

ISBN:
978-1-63215-674-7
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OCLC Number:
933273107

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4 stars (70 reviews)

In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood -- Page 4 of cover.

3 editions

Review of 'Paper girls' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I liked the angry girl politics part better than the Pteranodon time-travel adventure part.

Also, I feel like the people who would have been like "aw yis, girl gang!" are going to maybe give it a miss for some of the homophobic rhetoric, which, although very possibly period appropriate, kind of ruins the fun escapism of girl gangs.

(The homophobia is from one char., and is pushed back against, but if you want to not encounter homophobic rhetoric in your reading, here it is.)

Review of 'Paper girls' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Full disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Net Galley. This review was originally published at Full of Words.

Paper Girls feels like a forgotten 1980s adventure that piles on the subversive twists. They don’t make movies like that anymore, let alone ones this weird.

I think the technical term here is “box office poison,” and yet I’d love to see Paper Girls up on the big screen. It begs for the kind of lovingly nostalgic adaptation that could only work with modern special effects and sensibilities.

Erin is a paper girl in the small town of Stony Stream, Ohio. Her story begins on the morning of November 1st, which is known in her profession as “Hell Night” thanks to all the teenaged trick-or-treaters still humming on stolen sugar highs.

When Erin runs into three other girls on the same route, they team up to …

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