A review by rgreyreads
Squad, by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

dark funny hopeful tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This was exactly what I expected, but was too short and the ending felt very abrupt. The characters faced barely any consequences either. However, I did like this a lot. I loved the art style, the conversation on internalized misogyny and the girl power. I also enjoyed that instead of the authors just accepting "that its fine to murder people if they're bad", and instead giving other perspectives and showing how selfish and hypocritical Arianna was. I felt like the mean girl aspect of wanting to belong to a group but choosing to belong with toxic controlling people because you want to be popular, was well done, but also I wanted more of it. Overall, I actually just wanted more. I will be looking forward to more from this duo of authors and artists.

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