Koko Be Good

Koko Be Good

Graphic Novel - 2010
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Koko's always got a new project cooking, even though they usually end in total disaster. This time will be different, Koko promises herself. This time, she's decided to Be Good. But how can a girl whose greatest talent is causing trouble get her act cleaned up? If she's being honest with herself, Koko isn't even sure what "being good" means.

Jon knows what being good means, and that's why he's going to Peru to support his girlfriend's humanitarian mission. That's good, all right, but is it what he wants? Jon has a promising future as a musician. Is he ready to give that up--maybe forever?

Two very different people, both struggling for direction, find their way into each other's lives in Jen Wang's first graphic novel. Honest, wrenching, and incredibly funny, Koko Be Good is a tour-de-force debut about human nature and the inhuman efforts we make to find ourselves.

Publisher: New York : First Second, 2010.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781596435551
1596435550
Characteristics: 299 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm

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ArianaRayne
Jun 25, 2017

A bittersweet graphic novel with an interesting cast of characters, although it has themes that are more suitable for an older audience.

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ginar12
Nov 24, 2016

love it

forbesrachel Aug 12, 2013

Happiness comes from being true to yourself, by accepting the past self, not denying the present one, and moving forward to a future one at your own pace. Meeting others causes these changes, but we shouldn't change ourselves just because we met someone. Koko Be Good has a very strong message, and it is one we can all learn from. The pace is steady, which gives it ample time to flesh out the characters, and teach its lesson. The focus is entirely character driven, so the story is not the most exciting. Teens especially could get something out of this though, as they could most easily relate to these characters who struggle to find themselves, and be satisfied with their lives.

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