Big Nate is back and he says Aloha!. I was so hyped to see a new Big Nate appear on Netgalley, I just love the series. Both this one (filled with comics) and the other one (with more story and comics/illustrations everywhere). Oh, and I guess I also like the picture books that are appearing. Haha, I just love Lincoln Peirce’s writing style. You just want to keep on reading.
In this one a ton of things happen and at times I just wish there was a bit more of a clear line in the stories, not blocks of comics forming one story and then we go on to the next. But despite this I still had fun seeing what happened in Nate’s life and boy oh boy a lot of things happen. We read about his baseball adventures (along with an assistant coach who isn’t the best, but hey it beats having your dad coach you), he has a crush on a girl (Daisy) and they go out on a date which…. well you have to read that one, we read about grandparents, dogs, IQ, mall cops who are also photographers for school pictures, don’t let your best buddy cut your hair, Randy and something bad he did, and oh man, there is just so much more. There is definitely never a dull moment in Nate’s life. While he may think there is, I think he has a pretty exciting life. Filled with friends, weird teachers, even weirder dogs, and crushes.
I think my favourite story out of these was the Daisy story, I am quite proud that he talked to her and that they went on a date. I mean, this is Nate. Mostly he just pines from the shadows, or talks about it with his friends. So I was happy to see him grown up a bit!
The least would be the baseball stories! Sorry, I am just not a sportsfan that much, and baseball is just a bit too bland for me. While there were moments I did like during the baseball comics (some silly jokes or how Nate acts), it just was a bit too much for me at times.
Oh, and I am so glad a certain character has very little spotlight in this one cough Gina cough, and even Randy doesn’t appear to be too much like he normally is.
All in all, I cannot wait for the next one and I will keep on saying everyone should be reading Big Nate (and also Max and the Midknights). Do it!