I love a story that gives a spin on a historic event. It is 1937 in Kanas and if anyone knows their history they would know it was the dust bowl. Jack is an 11 year old who feels completely useless. His father has no need for him, he is constantly bullied and his sister is sick. To make matters worst the townspeople and his family believe that Jack has “dust dementia” which causes him to see things that are not really there, such as a mysterious figure in an abandoned barn.
This was a quick but enjoyable read. What I liked about the story was it was constantly building. But with that being said the “action” scene didn’t deliver. Throughout the entire book, the author is detailing the life of this ordinary boy who simply wants to be needed. When the chance comes for him to prove himself he does great but when a book is described as thrilling, you expect to be thrilled.
So even with that I believe if the author decided to make this an actual novel . . . it would be great. This book is a pretty good foundation.
This graphic novel gets a 7 out of 10. Even though its a graphic novel there still could have been more.