Published by Z2 Comics on January 20th 2015
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In a fantastical world where old traditions and religion dominate every aspect of life, lives a girl named Henni. Unlike most in her village, Henni questions and wonders what the world is like as she comes of age. Striking out on her own, Henni goes out in search of truth, adventure, and more!
Written and drawn by Miss Lasko-Gross (A Mess of Everything and Escape From Special), Henni is a commentary on religion, coming of age and being yourself.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my review in any way.
Henni is described as “A bold fairy tale championing the spirit of the individual.” I agree with this description for the most part. The only discrepancy for me is that I didn’t find Henni ‘bold’.
Regardless, it was a really enjoyable story that ended on a note of hope. I would suggest this as an excellent introduction to more serious and thought provoking graphic novels or comics for young teenagers. For older readers it can be a bit heavy handed, but it was a quick read so I didn’t mind the preachy-ness of it so much.