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Who is Lottie Person? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this first collection from New York Times Best Seller Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) and dazzling newcomer Leslie Hung! Collecting: Snotgirl 1-5


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Who is Lottie Person? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this first collection from New York Times Best Seller Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) and dazzling newcomer Leslie Hung! Collecting: Snotgirl 1-5

30 review for Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don't Care

  1. 4 out of 5

    Whitney Atkinson

    I'm shocked this doesn't have a higher rating because this graphic novel might have my favorite art style ever! Everything was so gorgeous and almost hyperbolically drawn to reflect the LA blogger fake perfection image. Lottie was purposefully unlikable, as are her friends, so it was entertaining to see what she got herself into by being ignorant and spoiled. The plot isn't very clear in this book because there's a murder mystery element and stalking element that is very underexplained to the po I'm shocked this doesn't have a higher rating because this graphic novel might have my favorite art style ever! Everything was so gorgeous and almost hyperbolically drawn to reflect the LA blogger fake perfection image. Lottie was purposefully unlikable, as are her friends, so it was entertaining to see what she got herself into by being ignorant and spoiled. The plot isn't very clear in this book because there's a murder mystery element and stalking element that is very underexplained to the point where I wouldn't even call this a thriller, even though that's the main plot point. Still, it was so addicting that I cannot wait to buy the next volume and keep on going.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    This is a five issue bind up that stars an almost twenty-six-year-old blogger, who feels like her online life is way more exciting than her offline life. I mean, #relatable. Online she is a big fashion blogger, who just recently celebrated her eight-year blog anniversary! She has a very large social media presence, but it takes a lot of work, and a lot of pretending to be something she’s not. Offline, Lottie suffers from very bad allergies. She meets a girl who soon dubs her “snotgirl” but it’s This is a five issue bind up that stars an almost twenty-six-year-old blogger, who feels like her online life is way more exciting than her offline life. I mean, #relatable. Online she is a big fashion blogger, who just recently celebrated her eight-year blog anniversary! She has a very large social media presence, but it takes a lot of work, and a lot of pretending to be something she’s not. Offline, Lottie suffers from very bad allergies. She meets a girl who soon dubs her “snotgirl” but it’s been the first offline friend that Lottie has had in a long while. She recently switched allergy medicine, recently was broken up with, recently found out she may have a stalker, and is just looking for one night of normalcy by going out to a bar with her new friend. And it’s all fun and games until her new friend may be dead in the bathroom. *dun dun dun* First, the good. Okay, I’ve probably never read a graphic novel that’s been as close to my color pallet aesthetics. Seriously, the coloring of this volume is one of the most pleasant things I’ve ever seen. Completely beautiful in every way. Also, I really like the art. The panels are wonderfully laid out, and smartly laid out! And I also really enjoyed how texting was done in this and was a big part of the conversations going on. Also, I freaking LOVED seeing her blog layouts. Seriously, this is a well crafted story, and it was a joy to look at. But sadly, aesthetics were the only things I really enjoyed about this one. Lottie was just a terrible protagonist to read about. At first, I thought I was going to have empathy for her, but then she just treated everyone like shit and only cared about the way people looked. When she is first judging people and giving them little nick names like “cutegirl” or “normgirl” with her online friends, I thought it might just be part of her online persona, but I quickly realized that she’s just not the greatest person. A few of the side characters’ representation (you know, who are not white and skinny) also made me a little uncomfortable. There are three people of color in this graphic novel. The first is a black woman that is Lottie’s intern, who she doesn’t pay. She also acts a little resentful when the intern expresses the need to find another job after school. Lottie has over two-million followers, she can afford to pay her, and it made me sick to read how she wasn't paying her, honestly. There is another black character, but he’s only shown a couple of times, and works with another detective, who is an Asian-American. The Asian-American character also is portrayed in a negative, stalking, light, and I really disliked it. Lastly, the only bigger girl in this story is the one referred to as “normgirl” and Lottie makes remarks about how much better looking normgirl’s boyfriend is, therefore he’s better than her. It reads and feels really bad. Also, I totally thought that Lottie and her new friend, Caroline, AKA: hotgirl, were going on a date to the bar. And again, I don’t want to throw around the word queer-baiting, but I totally thought that something was going to happen romantically between them. But hopefully if you guys read Volume 2, there will be some kind of LGBTQIAP+ representation, but I won’t be touching another installment of this comic series. Overall, I thought I was really going to like this one, based on the cover alone. But you’d think I’d learn by now, true? This wasn’t for me in the slightest. I was hoping to read a story about a girl blogger dealing with anxiety and trying to make friendships offline, but instead I got a judgmental, mean girl, who would never hold herself accountable for any actions. Trigger/Content Warnings: Murder, death, stalking, blood depiction, use of pills, and a lot of insensitive and superficial comments. Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch

  3. 4 out of 5

    Donovan

    That was not fun. You know those movies about really douchey vapid teenagers? I could be wrong, but I think O'Malley is trying to satirize those and to no avail, because it isn't funny, it's just douchey and vapid. Los Angeles. Text speak. Fashion blogging. Cliques. This comic is going to be terribly dated in about five years. And seriously, if allergies are the worst thing Snotgirl has to worry about, that's about the least interesting character ever. Talk about first world problems. Although t That was not fun. You know those movies about really douchey vapid teenagers? I could be wrong, but I think O'Malley is trying to satirize those and to no avail, because it isn't funny, it's just douchey and vapid. Los Angeles. Text speak. Fashion blogging. Cliques. This comic is going to be terribly dated in about five years. And seriously, if allergies are the worst thing Snotgirl has to worry about, that's about the least interesting character ever. Talk about first world problems. Although the artwork is bright and poppy, it can't save the lack of story or character depth. If you want a riveting story about Hollywood douchebags (getting what they deserve), check out Jim Zub's Glitterbomb Volume 1.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Lottie Person is a twentysomething LA fashion blogger who looks beautiful and perfectly put-together on the surface but in secret her allergies turn her into a snotty mess. When she meets a new friend, something terrible happens on their night out sending Lottie into a mental and emotional spiral! I really love Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comics so it’s disappointing that his first Image book is pants. Boy howdy does this series need a story! Barely anything happens in this first volume. There’s the sc Lottie Person is a twentysomething LA fashion blogger who looks beautiful and perfectly put-together on the surface but in secret her allergies turn her into a snotty mess. When she meets a new friend, something terrible happens on their night out sending Lottie into a mental and emotional spiral! I really love Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comics so it’s disappointing that his first Image book is pants. Boy howdy does this series need a story! Barely anything happens in this first volume. There’s the scene at the end of the first issue and then basically nothing again until the end of the book. In between, we get to see dreary, irritating Lottie and her vapid friends you don’t want to spend any time with living their boring, superficial lives in LA going to parties, making snide comments about what they’re wearing, obsessing about themselves, etc. OMG, my ex-boyfriend is dating my ex-intern! Zzz… Maybe it’s an accurate depiction of how LA girls are but that doesn’t make them worth reading about. A joke detective who’s really into his clothes gets introduced but does nothing. It’s hinted that Lottie’s new allergy pills when mixed with alcohol may be causing some of the darker, perplexing aspects of the story, which was the only interesting part of the whole thing. Otherwise her allergies don’t even play that big a part - so much for the title and premise! The comic might’ve worked better if O’Malley had drawn it in his irreverent over-the-top manga art style to complement his exaggeratedly shallow script but Leslie Hung’s less crazy, more sincere visuals only underline how annoying the characters are and how little there is going on. Oh well. I guess after such a remarkable run of success with the Scott Pilgrim books and Seconds Bryan Lee O’Malley had to stumble sometime. Snotgirl is snot a very good comic at all!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Peter Derk

    If you're looking for a comic to makes you feel like a one-thousand year old man who doesn't give a hot damn about chat apps and blogs and whatnot, pick up this book immediately.

  6. 5 out of 5

    monica kim

    lol I feel personally attacked by this, but also I loved it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Finally got around to finishing this after putting it down for like 4 months! I had a really rough start with this one and I didn’t like it at all, hence why I originally put it down. I just picked it back up today and ended up LOVING it in the end. I’m pleasantly surprised and will definitely be continuing in the future!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jenbebookish

    I liked the artwork, and I liked the concept. The whole she's-supercute-and-looks-like-she-has-it-all-together-but-is-actually-insecure-and-has-problems-just-like-the-rest-of-us. I dug it. It was very ala-real-life. We all take selfies and pick out the best looking one right? We all have bodily functions and secretions we pretend don't exist. We all stalk our exes and our ex's new girlfriends, and her friends, and her family and her exes right?! Lol (or wait, is that just me?) So I was diggen it I liked the artwork, and I liked the concept. The whole she's-supercute-and-looks-like-she-has-it-all-together-but-is-actually-insecure-and-has-problems-just-like-the-rest-of-us. I dug it. It was very ala-real-life. We all take selfies and pick out the best looking one right? We all have bodily functions and secretions we pretend don't exist. We all stalk our exes and our ex's new girlfriends, and her friends, and her family and her exes right?! Lol (or wait, is that just me?) So I was diggen it for the most part, it was a lil cutesie, but in a good way, and Lottie is drawn very beautifully with her crazy green hair. I initially thought the story line was lacking, but once I realized where the story line was heading with "cool girl," I changed my tune about that. The way volume 1 ended, with the start of a mystery, a lil bit of whodunit? A little bit of say WHAT? I liked where things were headed and it brought it up to a 4 star GN from the 3 stars I'd been leaning towards. I'm definitely looking forward to Volume 2. Read April 9th

  9. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    The main character is a vapid fashion blogger who hates her friends. And there's a lot to hate there. Everyone in this book is completely unlikable. There's very little plot here. Just Snotgirl going to parties and buying coffee. Leslie Hung's art was the only bright spot. Received an advance copy from Image and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Book Roast

    Loved the art! Very interesting and grim take on social influencer with a super low self esteem, but a public image of 'perfection'.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Pham

    I'm confused about the point of this book. Although the art is great, there doesn't seem to be much point to the story, and the characters are all vapid. I read that the plot makes more sense and pieces itself together in future volumes, but the story should have been of good quality enough to set itself up in the first volume here, and instead I felt like I just read prettily drawn nonsense.

  12. 4 out of 5

    ashley (saidthestory)

    I didn't love this as much as I wanted to, however, I think the series holds potential. I'll definitely be reading on.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle

    Got this on a whim while browsing at the comic book store: probably out of weird-haired-girl sentimentality... I like the idea of looking behind online persona: everyone only ever posts the best versions of themselves, but we all know that's a happy shiny lie, and that most perfect people online are the ones who are the biggest insecure wrecks offline. Lottie is a fashion blogger and Internet celebrity, which is basically a compound of things that make me eyeroll. She excessively labels everyone t Got this on a whim while browsing at the comic book store: probably out of weird-haired-girl sentimentality... I like the idea of looking behind online persona: everyone only ever posts the best versions of themselves, but we all know that's a happy shiny lie, and that most perfect people online are the ones who are the biggest insecure wrecks offline. Lottie is a fashion blogger and Internet celebrity, which is basically a compound of things that make me eyeroll. She excessively labels everyone to the point where she forgets their actual names, she can't stand her "friends", judges everyone on their look and orders obnoxiously complicated coffees. She also suffers from hardcore allergies that makes her eyes and nose run like rivers... She bonds with another fashion blogger, but a weird incident involving her ex-boyfriend and allergy medication bring real drama into her incredibly shallow life. And yet, as annoyed as I was by the characters I enjoyed it a lot. The artwork and coloring is absolutely stunning! Not quite Joelle Jones gorgeous, but this has a much more whimsical vibe than "Lady Killer (which remains my favorite comic series - thank you Joe!). The dig at the fashion culture is definitely not subtle, but I didn't expect subtlety from Bryan Lee O'Malley. His barbs are not nasty, and if anything, he makes his ridiculous characters kind of endearing. The mystery and cliffhanger will definitely have me going for volume 2! 3 and a half stars.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈

    This has a very solid vibe and I dig it! I've heard that a lot of people weren't fond of this book because the main character wasn't likable. I really think that's the point, guys. There's a pretty basic message here about bloggers presenting a perfect image to the world but that's not who they are in real life. I get it. The added layers here are interesting. Lottie is not a likable person. She's selfish, cold hearted, attention seeking and spoiled. She gives her friends nicknames, one of which w This has a very solid vibe and I dig it! I've heard that a lot of people weren't fond of this book because the main character wasn't likable. I really think that's the point, guys. There's a pretty basic message here about bloggers presenting a perfect image to the world but that's not who they are in real life. I get it. The added layers here are interesting. Lottie is not a likable person. She's selfish, cold hearted, attention seeking and spoiled. She gives her friends nicknames, one of which was quite mean spirited. She doesn't pay attention to her friends' lives or care about them. It's sad but I feel like O'Malley punishes her for it. Her friends don't really pay much attention to her or seem to really care about her feelings either (Meg). I'm okay with unlikable characters if the work checks them for their bad behavior. I really love the art in this book! It's a style that reminds me a little of anime but it really works for the characters. I adore the colors, as well! I am interested to see where this plot goes. It ended on a cliffhanger. I don't trust this cop and I don't trust Coolgirl. I can't wait to see how everything ends!

  15. 4 out of 5

    merina rey

    I’m surprised. I did not intend to give it 5⭐, but the art is so beautiful and I find the color palette of it all so gorgeous. The story itself has a few issues, but I’m hoping those will be resolved in the near future. If not, the rating may drop. I loved Lottie as a character and I enjoyed how it showed a more realistic side to the whole internet-famous thing. The plot intrigued me enough to immediately order the second volume as soon as I finished this one. I would recommend it for the art al I’m surprised. I did not intend to give it 5⭐️, but the art is so beautiful and I find the color palette of it all so gorgeous. The story itself has a few issues, but I’m hoping those will be resolved in the near future. If not, the rating may drop. I loved Lottie as a character and I enjoyed how it showed a more realistic side to the whole internet-famous thing. The plot intrigued me enough to immediately order the second volume as soon as I finished this one. I would recommend it for the art alone, but the story is good too!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Julia Sapphire

    3.25-3.5 ish stars GORGEOUS art! The story was interesting, it's odd and at times I was kind of confused. I am going to be picking up the next volume though because I'm curious as to what is going to happen! This was super dramatic at times though omg. but it kept me engaged and I must know what happens

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    This comic is quite well done. I love how Lottie is portrayed, as a very self-centered and spoiled person. I think it sometimes can happen when you reach a certain level of fame, especially when you are your own brand. I wish I could have learnt more about the mystery/stalking surrounding Caroline, there wasn't a lot of information in this volume. The illustrations are nice and I did appreciate all the different outfits very much. I can't wait to continue this series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    I picked this up on a whim because the title made me laugh and I’m so glad I did because I loved this so much. It’s absolutely hilarious and I love how it kind of pokes fun at the whole blogging world. But it’s done in a way that’s not nasty but insightful and eye opening. Because it’s true in a way, everybody who posts on any online platform is only showing the best version of themselves and hiding the real nasty snotty bits behind the curtains.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mindi

    So my newfound love of graphic novels may have led me a bit astray here. I'm definitely not the target audience for this one, but I went into it knowing very little, since I've had such good luck in the past, and to be honest I'm surprised it took me this long to find one that I didn't connect with. Lottie Person is a 20-something fashion blogger living in LA. She has glamorous and intolerable friends, an ex-boyfriend who pops up practically everywhere she goes with his new girlfriend who accordi So my newfound love of graphic novels may have led me a bit astray here. I'm definitely not the target audience for this one, but I went into it knowing very little, since I've had such good luck in the past, and to be honest I'm surprised it took me this long to find one that I didn't connect with. Lottie Person is a 20-something fashion blogger living in LA. She has glamorous and intolerable friends, an ex-boyfriend who pops up practically everywhere she goes with his new girlfriend who according to Lottie is plain and boring and not worth her hot ex's attention. She has irritating nicknames for all of her self absorbed friends (one of which she calls Normgirl because she isn't as beautiful as Lottie and her other friends). *Wow, as I'm typing this it sounds way worse than while I was reading it. One day Lottie meets a new girl in a coffee shop and they quickly become friends. Lottie of course nicknames her Coolgirl because she thinks she has everything together and is everything that Lottie wants to be. I forgot to mention that when Lottie is alone she is super insecure and weepy. Constantly. She also suffers from terrible allergies, which she tries to treat by taking a new experimental allergy medication to combat the almost constant flow of snot that she's plagued with. Lottie and Coolgirl go to a bar together, and of course Lottie's ex is their with his new girl. Lottie runs off to the bathroom, and when Coolgirl finds her crying and having an allerygy attack she nicknames Lottie "Snottie". (The more I type, the more ridiculous this entire book sounds.) While Lottie is a crying mess she spills all of her allergy pills on the floor, and while she trying to gather them all up Coolgirl falls and cracks her head open on the sink. Lottie is terrified and runs away in a panic, leaving a seemingly dead Coolgirl lying in a pool of her own blood. (To be honest, this is the only part that kept me reading.) What happens from there is a lot of paranoia on Lottie's part, and a whole slew of other annoying friend and ex-boyfriend interactions. Oh, and Coolgirl is or possibly isn't still alive. Apparently if I want to find out if Lottie is crazy or not I have to read Vol 2, and I don't know if I can handle it. Honestly, if you are in your 20s or if you are a fashion or makeup blogger, you might enjoy this one. Sadly, this does not speak to my generation. I did like the illustrations though, so I bumped it up a star. Oh well, I least I tried to branch out.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Madalyn (Novel Ink)

    First read of the BookTubeAThon 2018 DONE! Though I’m not entirely sure what’s happening in this story, I REALLY liked this first volume. I’m excited to continue with the series!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jeannette Nikolova

    Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. To say that I didn't love this volume would be a lie. I don't even think I've experienced such anticipation and excitement to get my hands on a comic book volume. And Snotgirl managed to deliver. It's safe to say now that I am a huge Bryan Lee O'Malley fangirl. His humor and satire are so on point, both here and in Scott Pilgrim. He manages to catch the gist of an entire generation and twist it up in such a way that you find it both funny and endearing, Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. To say that I didn't love this volume would be a lie. I don't even think I've experienced such anticipation and excitement to get my hands on a comic book volume. And Snotgirl managed to deliver. It's safe to say now that I am a huge Bryan Lee O'Malley fangirl. His humor and satire are so on point, both here and in Scott Pilgrim. He manages to catch the gist of an entire generation and twist it up in such a way that you find it both funny and endearing, and, at the same time, you know what he is criticizing. In Snotgirl, Lottie Person is very relevant to our daily experiences. She represents a huge percentage of the girls nowadays: those who are actually Lottie's, those who want to be Lottie's, and those who stalk Lottie's on social media and both see through them and still find them entertaining. I'm pretty sure I fall into the last group, considering that I follow a bunch of beauty and travel bloggers on Instagram, just to find myself sometimes annoyed by how fake everything looks, and at the same time, to "Awww" at pictures of their cute purse-sized doggies and to take fashion advice. So when I say that I feel that this comic book is relevant, I'm convinced it is. Lottie as a human being is a hot mess of bullshit. She reflects perfectly the fact that outward beauty can sometimes greatly overshadow the need to actually be kind, nice, or at least... "real". I personally know people who appear as the nicest, most positive and fun people to be around. But once the phone is locked and no one is recording for Snapchat, they don't really have much to say and the smiles have been used up for dog filters. At the same time, Lottie is completely smitten with herself, with her problems, her needs, her obsessions, and she is greatly out of touch with the world. Contrary to what might come to mind from the title (at least it did for me), she is not a superhero. However, she is superweird. There's still a lot that I want to learn about her and about her issues, so hopefully another volume is to come. The secondary characters in Snotgirl are also very fun, my favourite being Coolgirl. Still, I think that Cutegirl was also hilarious, and although I didn't like her as a person, I loved reading her mean humor. The best thing about this comic book, however, is the art. Both the illustrator, Leslie Hung, and the colorist, Mickey Quinn, did a fantastic job and it was a true pleasure to just stare at the pictures and drool. In fact... I'm pretty sure that the moment I find a proper quality picture of Lottie, I'm changing my phone background. Looking forward to Vol. 2! Good question, sister.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cat (cat-thecatlady)

    notes from re-read: loved it a lot more now that I know what to expect! can’t wait for more this was strange, but I liked it. it's a bit all over the place, and it tries to do a lot of things all at the same time but it's still interesting to read. o'malley's unlikable characters and hung's art made it for me. full review here: https://catshelf.wordpress.com/2017/0...

  23. 5 out of 5

    𝖻𝗋𝗂𝖺𝗇𝗇𝖺 ♡

    3.5 | the main thing about this graphic novel that i liked was the art/coloring. the color palette for this book is just so aesthetically pleasing, and the artwork was simple but very appealing. i also liked the plot, and the premise of the comic (it’s basically the ‘behind the scenes’ of a famous fashion blogger with severe allergies and shitty friends) really intrigued me, but i found myself to be confused at a lot of points throughout the novel. overall, though, i did enjoy reading this and i 3.5 | the main thing about this graphic novel that i liked was the art/coloring. the color palette for this book is just so aesthetically pleasing, and the artwork was simple but very appealing. i also liked the plot, and the premise of the comic (it’s basically the ‘behind the scenes’ of a famous fashion blogger with severe allergies and shitty friends) really intrigued me, but i found myself to be confused at a lot of points throughout the novel. overall, though, i did enjoy reading this and i definitely want to pick up volume two soon!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Erica 📚♋️✨

    Eh wasn’t really a huge fan of this i won’t be continuing on with the volumes

  25. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    This ended up being a really fun read - I enjoyed it much more than I initially thought I would! At the start it had gossip girl vibes and Lottie reminded me in parts of Blair Waldorf. However I began liking her character much more towards the end - I could see ways in which she didn’t think she was perfect, she developed well throughout when she encountered certain loses throughout. This story is about a fashion blogger who looks beautiful and perfect, but she’s hiding a bad allergy problem...yo This ended up being a really fun read - I enjoyed it much more than I initially thought I would! At the start it had gossip girl vibes and Lottie reminded me in parts of Blair Waldorf. However I began liking her character much more towards the end - I could see ways in which she didn’t think she was perfect, she developed well throughout when she encountered certain loses throughout. This story is about a fashion blogger who looks beautiful and perfect, but she’s hiding a bad allergy problem...you can probably guess as it’s called Snotgirl! She comes across as quite a controlling, ‘bitchy’ character, until she meets a girl called Caroline - a fellow fashion blogger who has recently turned up. This meeting changes everything and Lotties character changes a lot when she believes Caroline is hiding something from her! This ends with a cliffhanger and I’m quite eager to see what happens next!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bee (Heart Full of Books)

    Green hair and long black hair are my two favourite aesthetics so I ship Lottie and Caroline so much! I definitely like the art and colouring style more than the plot itself, and that alone is enough too convince me I need the next volume now!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Robin Bonne

    3 Stars. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous. All the pages have color schemes centered around the long, green hair; the green hair is the real star of this graphic novel. This would have been five stars for the artwork which was very well done. The plot did not live up to the artwork. Snottie is so shallow and narcissistic that she is hard to sympathize with and all the drama that happens to her seems deserved. The plot is similar to the movie All About Eve, only Bette Davis is 1000x more sympat 3 Stars. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous. All the pages have color schemes centered around the long, green hair; the green hair is the real star of this graphic novel. This would have been five stars for the artwork which was very well done. The plot did not live up to the artwork. Snottie is so shallow and narcissistic that she is hard to sympathize with and all the drama that happens to her seems deserved. The plot is similar to the movie All About Eve, only Bette Davis is 1000x more sympathetic a character than Snottie was. This is not necessarily always a bad thing, since there is a possibility this is satire. If this isn’t meant to be satire, the “unintelligent white pretty woman” trope felt overused and a little insulting. The characters are not empowering in any way, and it was oddly kind of creepy, sexist, racist, and the ending was mildly homophobic. I really hope this is meant to be satire.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    3.5 STARS. The artwork in this is beautiful and I was in love with the main character's design. This is about a big-time fashion blogger who is unhappy with her life & mostly her friends. She has severe allergies (hence, Snotgirl) and tries to hide them from the world. She meets a new friend and is mesmerized by how cool she seems. They go out and Snotgirl witnesses her new friend's death. Or so she thought..... I think the premise of this is pretty cool and it is mysterious, I can't even begi 3.5 STARS. The artwork in this is beautiful and I was in love with the main character's design. This is about a big-time fashion blogger who is unhappy with her life & mostly her friends. She has severe allergies (hence, Snotgirl) and tries to hide them from the world. She meets a new friend and is mesmerized by how cool she seems. They go out and Snotgirl witnesses her new friend's death. Or so she thought..... I think the premise of this is pretty cool and it is mysterious, I can't even begin to really guess where exactly this is going to go, but I am excited to see future installments of this. That being said, I didn't think this was a strong beginning. Near the end of this, I was a little confused it seemed to jump around on some things with addition of some characters and more backstory. Also, almost none of these characters are likeable, not even Snotgirl. She is self absorbed and high maintenance, which I was sad to see because they were playing on stereotypes of fashion bloggers. She wasn't entirely evil, but she wasn't all that nice either. We do get some insight into her insecurities, but it mostly revolves around her allergies, which seems kind of petty, but I also have never suffered from extreme allergies so what do I know? I hope she develops more character growth and personality in the future installments. Overall I enjoyed this and the mystery of it all kept me on edge and I was sad to finish it. Despite having very little likable things about the characters, I was engrossed in this and can't wait to see where this goes in the future.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    4.5 stars I’m really surprised by the number of 2 star ratings Snotgirl has received because I loved it!! Going in to Snotgirl I was a bit hesitant since the author is a bit hit-or-miss with me - I thoroughly enjoyed the Scott Pilgrim series but was left cold by Lost at Sea. Snotgirl however was a lovely surprise. It was funny, sarcastic, beautifully bold and captured the fashion blogger, Lottie Person, perfectly. I think a few readers expected to love her but found her to be quite annoying/vain/ 4.5 stars I’m really surprised by the number of 2 star ratings Snotgirl has received because I loved it!! Going in to Snotgirl I was a bit hesitant since the author is a bit hit-or-miss with me - I thoroughly enjoyed the Scott Pilgrim series but was left cold by Lost at Sea. Snotgirl however was a lovely surprise. It was funny, sarcastic, beautifully bold and captured the fashion blogger, Lottie Person, perfectly. I think a few readers expected to love her but found her to be quite annoying/vain/pathetic but that's the whole point - she is a shallow and self-absorbed character but I also find her charming in a strange way. I love how pathetic and vulnerable she can be despite trying to act all big and confident in public; she is insecure and paranoid because of the industry she works in. I also really liked the fact that her allergies cause her nose to leak at the most inopportune times! The supporting cast of characters were great too - I love Normgirl (Meg) and Cutegirl (Misty) and Esther...although I am a bit unsettled by Caroline. I have a feeling that something's not quite right with her. And I think Charlene will have her revenge! HA! So, yes, I am pumped for the second volume because of that cliff-hanger!!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Venus Maneater

    I really love it! O'Malley managed to capture the feeling of slowly losing your sanity and grip upon reality SO well, that I'm kinda worried about his mental health. :')! The first issue feels like a soft satire of Instagram Culture, but after the introduction of Coolgirl the vibe slowly starts to slide from Mean Girls to a Valley Girl-esque Fight Club or Mulholland Drive-ish feel. All very mellow, minimal blood and violence. But Lottie is slowly drifting apart and I think she'll truly snap in V I really love it! O'Malley managed to capture the feeling of slowly losing your sanity and grip upon reality SO well, that I'm kinda worried about his mental health. :')! The first issue feels like a soft satire of Instagram Culture, but after the introduction of Coolgirl the vibe slowly starts to slide from Mean Girls to a Valley Girl-esque Fight Club or Mulholland Drive-ish feel. All very mellow, minimal blood and violence. But Lottie is slowly drifting apart and I think she'll truly snap in Vol. 2.

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