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Monday, October 5, 2015

Review: "SAVED BY THE BELL, volume 1" by Joelle Sellner, Chynna Clugston Flores, & Tim Fish

Release Date: July 1st, 2015

Type: Graphic Novel, Series, Book 1, nostalgia, young adult, teen, high school, robots named Kevin

About the Book: The classic TV series gets an update for today’s brand new high-schoolers as the coolest kids at Bayside High start their freshman year! 

All your favorite characters – Zack, Slater, Kelly, Lisa, Screech and Jessie (and Mr. Belding, of course!) – are starting freshman year at Bayside High, trading in brick phones and mullets for iPhones and Twitter accounts. Does Lisa’s fashion show get on the air, and will Screech ever leave her alone? Will Jessie get that A+? And, most importantly, who’s Kelly going to go out with – preppy Zack or new star athlete A.C. Slater? It’s alright, ‘cause we’re saved by the bell! [Description from Netgalley.com]

My Review: When this popped up on Netgalley, I jumped at the chance. As any proper 90's kid, I feel nostalgia at all times - and I figured this would hit the spot. I was right! This graphic novel was a fun read to get back into the spirit of my childhood - but with a modern flair.

The creators of this graphic novel modernized it for today's audiences, which seems a little silly considering the people most likely to read this are the ones interested in regaining their youth, not dealing with today's issues and technology. And if you want something that is exactly like the show, your best bet is to just watch re-runs - while the essence of the original Saved By The Bell is still there, this is definitely a new version.

But like I said, it was fun getting to see the old crowd again, and relive (sort of?) my childhood. Not bad, not great, very middle of the road.

Cover Lovin': Not the best cover, but at least it is an accurate representation of the art inside.

Recommendation: For those going through a nostalgia phase.

Final Rating: THREE out of FIVE stars (3/5). Entertaining, but overall, not great.

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Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~


Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

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