Saturday, August 6, 2011

Drop In: Volume One by Donnie Lemke

Omar likes to go fast. When he’s not on his surfboard, he’s on his skateboard. His father was a famous for his board skills, but ever since his dad disappeared under mysterious circumstances years ago, Omar isn’t quite comfortable with comparisons to his dad. While filming some stunts with his best friend, Omar falls over five stories and lands in the ocean. He’s rescued by a strange girl and Omar definitely feels some kind of attraction to her. This sets in motion a series of events that Omar is struggling to understand – including being tapped to join the 900 Revolution. What is the 900 Revolution? Who’s behind it? What do they want with Omar? And is there anyone that he can trust?

Not really knowing anything about skateboarding, I had no idea what to expect. I liked the mixing of word narratives and graphic novel panels. It was interesting to move back and forth from those two styles. All of the mystery around Omar, his dad, and the 900 Revolution definitely piqued my curiosity. I hope more will be explained in the next books. Tony Hawk’s name will bring a built-in audience for these books, and I think that the people who do pick them up will be happy with what they find.

I received an advance review copy from NetGalley. It was provided by Capstone.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Impulse: Volume Two by M. Zachary Sherman
Fall Line: Volume Three by M. Zachary Sherman
Unchained: Volume Four by M. Zachary Sherman
Tony Hawk and Andy MacDonald Ride to the Top by Alice Dieterich

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