Level Up by Thien Pham, Gene Luen Yang

160 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction comics young adult lighthearted fast-paced


Dennis Ouyang has always struggled in the shadow of his parents' expectations. His path is laid out for him: stay focused in high school, become a gastroenterologist. It may be hard work, but it isn't complicated … until suddenly it is.Between his...

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reflective 70%
emotional 50%
hopeful 50%
lighthearted 30%
funny 20%
inspiring 20%
sad 20%
adventurous 10%
dark 10%
mysterious 10%
tense 10%


fast 50%
medium 40%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 40%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10%

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