Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn

Breaking Glass : A Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel - 2019
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"With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, fifteen-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. She's not worried, though--she's battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world. And when Gotham's finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in, it seems like Harley has finally found a place to grow into her most "true true" with new best friend Ivy at Gotham High. But when Mama's drag cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that's taking over the neighborhood, Harley's fortune takes another turn. Now Harleen is mad. In turning her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: Join activist Ivy, who's campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or team up with her anarchist friend Jack, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Ink, [2019]
ISBN: 9781401283292
1401283292
Call Number: TEEN GN TAM
Characteristics: 196 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Breaking glass
Bib Control Number: 1045814

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ArapahoeLauraRose Nov 14, 2019

Now THAT's my Harley Quinn!! In this graphic novel, everyone's favorite harlequin-themed anti-hero fights corporate gentrification in her neighborhood: with a bat!

But seriously, my favorite part about this book was Harley's narration. She walks a precarious line between good and evil, or in her words, "angels and devils." The story inter-cuts between the past and the present as well as between Harley's internal and external worlds. The story of a morally-ambiguous teen fighting for her adopted family, friends, and home becomes so much more powerful when framed in her own words. Always, this version of young Harley makes choices based on her own moral compass. In Harley's world, sometimes she must act as a devil to save her angels.

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ThreeRustyBets
Sep 02, 2019

Do you ever read a book that makes you want to be a better person? And never slog through another boring brooding broke Bruce Wayne/Batman/Joker-centric story again? And buy a copy for every child you know? Even though this will ruin 80% of Harley Quinn stories for them because it's so outstanding in characterization and world building?

That's this book. Batman who? Starting now, Harley Quinn is the one for me.

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ThreeRustyBets
Sep 02, 2019

ThreeRustyBets thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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