Snapdragon

Kat Leyh

fiction fantasy graphic novel lgbtqia+ middle grade
adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

240 pages | first published 2020

Kat Leyh's Snapdragon is a magical realist graphic novel about a young girl who befriends her town's witch and discovers the strange magic within herself.

Snap's town had a witch.

At least, that's how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online--after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It's creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it's kind of cool, too.

They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic--and a connection with Snap's family's past.

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Moods

adventurous 79%
hopeful 59%
lighthearted 57%
emotional 43%
funny 42%
mysterious 39%
inspiring 24%
reflective 14%
relaxing 7%
sad 5%
dark 4%
challenging 2%
informative 2%
tense 2%

Pace

fast 79%
medium 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 45% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.59