Zits: Chillax (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Zits jumps from the comics page to the bookshelf! Jeremy Duncan, future rock god, is going to his first real rock concert (Gingivitis Rules!) without his parents (hallelujah!) and with a mission in mind. It'll be an epic night he'll never forget. Based on the hit comic strip!
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Zits: Chillax (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Zits jumps from the comics page to the bookshelf! Jeremy Duncan, future rock god, is going to his first real rock concert (Gingivitis Rules!) without his parents (hallelujah!) and with a mission in mind. It'll be an epic night he'll never forget. Based on the hit comic strip!
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Perpetual teenager Jeremy Duncan has been delighting comics fans since 2007. Now he and his supporting cast of family, friends, and classmates make the great leap forward into books. In this all-new trade paperback original, he goes parent-free to a rock concert and makes several personal breakthroughs. Timely, funny, and wry.

Kirkus Reviews
A hybrid graphic-and-prose novel starring Jeremy Duncan from the author and illustrator's comic strip Zits covers well-trodden ground with charm and humor. Jeremy and his good friend Hector have scored tickets to see rock gods Gingivitis in concert. Just one problem: Neither one has permission from his parents. And one more problem: Jeremy and Hector's band mate Tim's mom (aka T-Mom) has been diagnosed with cancer, and Tim will be spending the night of the concert donating bone marrow. Can Jeremy and Hector make it to the concert and bring back something meaningful for their pal Tim? Black-and-white cartoon-style drawings are interwoven seamlessly with the text. Sometimes the drawings illustrate events described in the prose, and other times action and dialogue unfold within comics panels. There's nothing groundbreaking in the narrative's frequent comic observations: Rock stars are eccentric; guys don't talk about their feelings (though maybe they should). Nevertheless, the laid-back, stand-up-comedy–esque tone is good for plenty of chuckles ("Here's a free tip: Hollering ‘Dude!' at a rock concert is about as specific as hollering ‘Mom!' at a water aerobics class"), and the resolution is warm while retaining a humorous edge. Well-executed, clean fun with a heart. (Graphic-and-prose fiction. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062228529
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 375,396
  • Age range: 13 - 8 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Jerry Scott has been a professional cartoonist (aka getting paid to do a comic strip) for almost thirty years, and has since been the corecipient of the National Cartoonists Society's Best Comic Strip of the Year honor four times. Sweet! In 1997 (the nineties rock!), and along with the artistic genius of Jim Borgman, Zits the comic strip was born. Jerry is a total overachiever, the recipient of many prestigious awards, which are too numerous and we're too lazy to list—just trust us, he's awesome. He's currently livin' the dream in California with his family.

Jim Borgman has been a cartoonist since kindergarten. An overachiever like Jerry, he has been voted the Best Editorial Cartoonist in America five times (whoa!), been the corecipient (with Jerry) of the Best Comic Strip of the Year Award three times, and he's won most of the top cartooning awards ever presented. Jim's cartoons have hung in some pretty serious places, like the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and various presidential libraries—and above the president of the United States' personal toilet (okay, that one's pretty cool). Jim lives in Colorado and Ohio with his family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    If you love the strip, you'll love the book. Same great humor an

    If you love the strip, you'll love the book. Same great humor and a quick read -- would be perfect to lure any teenagers in to reading on their summer vacations, but just as fun for adults who like comics and illustrated novels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

    Jeremy felt helpless that his friend(Tim)¿s mom got cancer. Jere

    Jeremy felt helpless that his friend(Tim)’s mom got cancer. Jeremy and his friends were finally going to get to go to an epic rock concert without any parents (the band they want to see is called Gingivitis) but Tim is donating bone marrow for his mom on that night. Jeremy and his best friends Hector, Pierce, Sara (Jeremy’s girlfriend) and Dijon (Sara’s BFF) try to figure out how to help Tim. Sara and Dijon decide to go with Tim to the hospital when he donated the marrow, Pierce shaves his head in support, Jeremy and Hector hatch a plan of their own to try to help out.

    When I first got this book, I was thinking it would be a compilation (that’s my new word for today – thank you Mr. Thesaurus :) ) of Zits comic strips. I love reading Zits in the newspaper! This isn’t a bunch of comics, it’s a middle grade novel! Very cool. The novel has a bunch of great black and white illustrations throughout it. I think that Mr. Scott and Mr. Borgman did a great job changing their comic strip into an MG book. I also liked that besides lots of comic strip humor, the book had a story. It tells about how Jeremy has to deal with his girlfriend and how he wants to get to the rock concert but it also has the serious part to the plot about his friend’s mom having cancer. It made the story believable for me. It is kind of like real life. I also liked that I learned more about the characters in the Zits comic than I get just reading the strip.
    *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Waste of money, don't bother ordering. Obviously they've run out

    Waste of money, don't bother ordering. Obviously they've run out of ideas.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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